i know that this works for me as it is just a mixture of old packing lists that i had for extended field problems with a few things experience teaches you are good to have. this is not a for everyone list, pick and choose what works and i hope that something is helpful: btw every thing is in sepperate zip lock baggies for the ruck i use a britsh mil surp ruck with the 2 zippered on side pouches. 1 large Gatorade bottle of water heavy space blanket( one side green the other silver) 50' 550 cord 90mph tape( duct tape works) sewing kit extra pants, t-shirt and 3 pr socks cold weather gear( wool socks, gloves, watch cap, poly pro top or thermal) 8 meals( varied from tuna in a package to oysters) lock bladed knife , less than 4 inch a really cheaply bought leatherman poncho w/ liner and bungee cords solid fuel heater and a box of spare heat tabs 1st aid kit to include, fem hygiene products, aspirin, benadryl, and antibiotic ointment basic hygiene kit, with baby wipes( being clean is a big boost and stops alot of problems before they start small shovel( i use a small garden shovel for a slit trench) lighter and matches in sepperate bags at least 1/2 roll of tp, or 4 small portable kleenex packs SEASON ALL! learn to love/ use a mini cleaning kit, small clp bottle, and few spare patches with old toothbrush, wrapped in a cleaning rag and 1 box ea of 22 ammo and 7.62x39 ammo this is just the basic list that i add to, depending on the season, ie bug juice or a sleeping bag. also this is just meant to get me to my bug out area if ever needed. while this is the minimum and i add to, i will not take away from. most often the 3 in one tool i bought is added, it is a hatchet, hammer and crowbar combination, works well for small chores. if there is a glaringly obvious omission that i have please let me know and i'll either look if i have or add it to my pack.