Here is my B.O.B. Minus a sleeping bag a unopened 12 pack of socks and a unopened 6 pack of white cotton T Shirts unopened. It is NOT for long term survival or comfort. It is to get from the home base to one of the alternate locations. This all fits in my shoulder sling bag and weighs all total 9.37 pounds. Total Cost under $250. It is 32 miles to my first cache of supplies 3 days hike at a decent pace, 36 miles to the second cache from the first 4 days hike through very rough terrain, at the 3rd and final cache life gets easier but is 40 miles from the second caches and a solid 6 day hike. Once there the last 25 miles is easy on a pair of ATVs kept at a small piece of property I own across a river and a State line. Final destination is a small 12x24 hunting cabin and a 24' shipping container on 20 acres bordered on 3 sides by a wildlife refuge and on one side by a very hostile neighbor that I served with and am very good friends with. Also have an agreement that if things go to crap on his end his 40 acre place and small cabin is looked after here (Adjacent to my property here.) We also refresh the cashes jointly and have the same route to them so if things go to crap on both ends we will meet somewhere in between. Every year we get together and take a vacation and walk the route from one end to the other. Although the older we get the more we think about adding a few more rest stops and caches along the route. More important than what goes into the bag is the planning that goes into the trip and the destination. I have said this 1000X to probably as many people. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SOLID PLAN AND A FIRM DESTINATION YOU ARE A REFUGEE. Being a Refugee ultimately puts at the mercy and charity of anyone else with any measure of power and resources. You don't want to be a dependent refugee IF I were to bug out and abandon the primary farm and home. That would mean things got very BAD and that I was unable to defend and hold this land and its resources. In that event there is most likely going to be exactly enough time to grab the bag and hopefully a long gun and make a break for the safety of the woods and creek bottoms and put as much distance between myself and whatever or whomever over ran my defenses. The BOB or Go Bag as I call it exist SOLELY to meet the basic needs with a little extra to make the first leg of journey to safety. If you are bugging out you want to travel light and fast and through places where no sane person would follow you. A bug out is NOT a holiday weekend and joyful hike. A bug out means things got so bad that you had no choice but to abandon the security of the primary location. It is LIFE OR DEATH, It is the END of the world at least as you know it. Exactly how bad a bug out is depends much less on the gear than it does on the skills and mindset of the person using the gear and the over all planning and ability to execute the plan when the time comes. I look at some of the BOB list folks have that top 100 pounds and a pack full of all the must have survivalist and prepper gadgets and gear that is IMO a pack full of useless crap when it comes down to it. How many people actually practice their bug out as if it were a worst case situation? That 100 pack with all of the bells and whistles probably looks real good on paper! How many miles can you actually walk with it before you start tossing gadgets and gismos on the side of the trail? You don't need to pack enough guns and ammo to fight a war! A single .17-.22Mag or a .410-20Gauge shot gun for the long gun with a 100 rounds and a solid sidearm with 50 rounds is really all you need for defense and hunting small game along the way. You should really be going out of your way to avoid and evade anyone else while traveling Bug Out Style. Every encounter is a risk of confrontation and no matter how bad ass you think you are, every confrontation has the risk of injury or death. Take the hard path through rough terrain, mainly because no one else will. You will also have better access to small game and forage food. If you shoot a rabbit or squirrel put a few miles between yourself and the kill site before having dinner, and keep a close eye out for anyone that may come looking to investigate the gun shot. In thinking about this I should probably put one of my wrist rocket sling shots in the go bag just for the silence factor. Good tool for popping a pig on the rump that want to run everywhere in the pasture except for where you want it to go. Also keeps me fairly accurate with it. There will be variation between individual BOBs based on region, climate and terrain. But I often see folks over gearing and over thinking the BOB and setting themselves up to fail, in the actual application and execution of a bug out. All of the gear in the world is useless if you have to dump it to lighten the load or worse are planning on using gear to compensate for a lack of skill. It is kind of like all the people I see dumping $3000 into a AR when what most really need is a $500 rifle and $2500 in training in how to use it To give a idea of how much space all but the shirts, underwear, socks and sleeping bag take up.... It all fits in a shoe box. For those that don't Know what K.I.S.S. is........... Keep It Simple Stupid. LOL the More K.I.S.S. Your Go Bag and Plan is the less F.U.B.A.R. you will be The Contents. Rock Island .38SP 50 Rounds .38SP +P Sewing Kit 2 Rolls of thread suitable for sutures. Mupirocin Ointment Preparation H. ( Has uses beyond easing a PITA) It was originally developed as a sunburn ointment and has the property of constricting blood vessels and soft tissue. Every first aid kit and go bag should have a tube of it IMO. Along with a couple of tampons and fem pads not shown (Only so much room on my little table ) But the pads and tampons are well very absorbent and very practical in first aid bleeding situations. Chlorine Tabs (In the prescription bottle) Aspirin Zippo Lighter and Supplies. Old Timer Sharp Finger small 2 blade knife Gater Sharpener 2 Utility knife blades Old School Scissors small LED flashlight A sharpie Pocket Notebook 2 pencils 4 Cans of Sardines Nail Clippers Plastic wide mouth Quart Jar (Not Shown) All of the small stuff goes inside the jar. Jar is used later as a water container. 6 tightly rolled heavy duty unscented 40 gallon black trash bags with a dozen heavy rubber bands around them. (Not shown but they work as a rain coat, can fill with leafs or dry grass for a mattress, filled with air and sealed at the end with the rubber bands to float you or gear across a river, to collect condensation for drinking water, pull over your sleeping bag for more heat retention and about 100 other uses. A roll of heavy duty aluminum foil (Not shown), a must have for making a hat !!! But more seriously the stuff is priceless. A sheet of it and a stick frame and you have a solar oven. You can use a thin strip of it and the battery from the flash light to start a fire. If you need to signal it reflect light great, wrap up some cattail tubers in it and toss it at the edge of a fire for a meal. Like trash bags a whole lot of uses. Unopened 12 pack of Socks, 6 pack of White Cotton T Shirts and 6 pack of unopened underwear. Clean socks and underwear after a hard days march are your best friend The Shirts make great shirts and even better bandages. And the unopened bag of shirts a nice pillow.