Thread: 72 hr bag checklist
03-02-2009, 01:05 PM #1
72 hr bag checklist
Could I get some feedback on a packing list for a 72 hour bag. It will be going into an internal frame ruck with a removable patrol pack and has attachments for ALICE gear but MOLLE will work as well.
My apologies if this thread has already been run.
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03-02-2009, 08:22 PM #2
I go further than 72 hrs.
I told the wife that if help don't come within 72 hrs we may need to pack up to a water source or whatever.In my lumpy chair
03-02-2009, 09:30 PM #3
i use a medium alice rucksack 8 mres hunting knife 1000 foot of para cord water purifier tabs sleeping bag zip ties gloves spare socks mylar blankets first aid kit gloves 25 glow sticks three flash light and misc ammo depending on what i can get too
03-26-2009, 11:01 PM #4
bug out bag list
1. BLACKHAWK FORCE 5 HYDRASTORM BAG
3. MILITARY BED ROLL
4. CANTEEN WITH STANLESS CUP
5. 3 QTY CARABINERS
6. 100 FT 550 PARACORD
8. WINDPROOF FACE MASK
10.PAIR OF UNDERGARMENTS
11.PAIR OF EXTRA SOCKS (WOOL)
12.2 QTY BANDANAS
15.EXTREMA RATIO SURVIVAL KNIFE
16.STAINLESS MESS KIT: POT PAN CUP BULLION CUBES
17.SAS ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL MANUAL
18.PACK OF ZIP TIES
19.POTASSIUM IODIDE (RADIATION TABLETS)
21.2 QTY EMERGENCY PONCHOS
22.2 QTY EMERGENCY BLANKETS
23.COGHLANS FORK KIT
25.ESBIT FUEL TABLETS
26.2 QTY MOSQUITOES BODY NETS
27.CAMPERS TOILET PAPER
28.LEATHERMAN WAVE MULTITOOL
29.BENCHMADE NITROUS KNIFE
33.TOOTH BRUSH & TOOTHPASTE
34.SOAP & CAMP SOAP
39.FISHING KIT (WORMS STRING HOOKS)
41.PEN & PAPER
43.FLINT FIRE STARTER
44.FIRST AID KIT (PRETTY BIG LIST)
45.EXTRA PERSCIPTION GLASSES
46.LEMONADE SINGLES (BOTTLE WATER)
48.GLOVES (KEVLAR & SHOOTING)
49.SUREFIRE E2E LED FLASHLIGHT
60.5 SETS OF BATTS (FLASHLIGHTS)
61.COTTONBALLS SOAKED IN VASOLINE
63.FOOD(RAMEN NOODLES POTTED MEAT MRE)
64.GUN CLEANING KIT
68.M40 GAS MASK
04-11-2012, 11:48 AM #5Junior Member
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Too Much to carry
Too much to carry and you forgot headlamp, plastic pags, sutures, bug dope(vitamin type), thermal underalls, water filter, mirror, 1000' braided fishine line (better than paracord and lighter). The snake bite kit really doesn't work. An over under .22/.410 is better for survival. Drop the mess kit and use the metal cup. Drop the cleaning kit and get a boresnake. Drop the face mask and use your bandannas. Substitute the woll socks for high quality wicking thermal socks (wool takes forever to dry) and they are bulky. One quality poncho is better than two. A frog gig is better than an fork kit and can be used to take small game. The gask mask won't last for over four hours and they are hard to keep sealed, a better choice is good over the mouth and nose carbon filter masks (lighter/more compact). Drop the tent posts (fabricate if/when needed). Match box and strike anywhare matches are really nice to have. Lifeboat matches are also good to have.
Consider a quality medium size tomahawk, braided snares with one way latch, hand throw fishing net, dark glasses, walking stick with spear point, pocket telescope, 10' x 10' roll of black visquene, 15' of plastic tubeing. Your boots are very important but don't forget light canvas shoes while drying your boots.
Last edited by pperon; 04-11-2012 at 12:57 PM.
04-11-2012, 09:44 PM #6
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I've been involved with wilderness search and rescue for 20 years and the 72 hour bag is no stranger to me.
Let me go thru the list of things I carry in my 72 hour bag.
Trioxane (3 bars)
Blastmatch (flint and steel)
canteen with attached cup and stove (military surplus)
change of socks
First aid kit with meds (aspirin, pepto tabs, antacids ETC)
2 space blankets
3 MRES and snacks (nuts, hard candy)
pencil wrapped in duct tape
20" 550 cord
frontier 20 gallon survival straw
clothing depending on the weather
contractor trash bag
full tang knife
you can get the full list of equipment that SAR teams carry by go to
and download the list. I only have all that stuff in my pack if i'm going to a testing site but for searching the above list is what I carry all in a East German Army assault pack.
I try to use each item for more the one purpose like the 2 space blankets can be turned into a sleeping bag very easy or be used for a tarp or water collector for example.
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