Saturday, March 24, 2012
Building your Bug Out Bag: Food
Canned foods (soups/beans/tuna) are great but they may weigh your pack down.
Protein/Energy bars or granola bars require no preparing and give you calories and nutrients that will help you to keep going.
Dehydrated camping foods are light and keep well. If you do pack them make sure you pack a stove because they require hot water.
MRE's are excellent but heavy (unless stripped down). They don't need to be cooked but if you would like a hot meal they have their own heater.
I personally pack 3 MRE's that have been field stripped, as well as a can of tuna and lobster meat. The lobster meat is just a little luxury item.
I carry the MSR Pocket Rocket w/ 1 Fuel canister, A hobo utensil set, and a GSI outdoors canteen cup.
My kit consist of a few commercial snares and a fishing supplies tin. I will go over the fishing tin in the future.