Building the Ultimate Apocalypse Survival Backpack

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A nuclear event has turned planet Earth into a wasteland. Apocalypse is inevitable! You need to leave your home fast and you have no time to pack all your stuff. If the situation really comes as far as this, you need the most important gear to survive in any situation – a Bug Out Bag (BoB).

Selecting the right Survival Backpack

The backpack should be very well chosen. You can not purchase a cheap product and except that to last through the apocalypse. You need to have high quality high grade gear only.

The most suitable are backpacks from 5.11, Maxpedition and 3V Gear. These are durable, rugged and reliable. Here are a few recommended packs –


On Amazon, you can buy them for cheap.

What to Add – Contents of an Apocalypse Survival Backpack

You should really only include the most important things that you need to survive.

  • A gas mask with a new welded filter
  • Bear Grylls Outdoor Survival Kit, a tick remover
  • A shovel, a machete and an outdoor knife
  • Warmers, cutlery box, canteen, cookware
  • Medicines, bandages, soap, tissues
  • Outdoor food, food (MRE)
  • Binoculars, night vision device, a crank flashlight, LED flashlight, lighters
  • Robust gloves, warm gloves, warm socks, warm hat, long pants BW, rain jacket, rain pants
  • Salt, water disinfectants/filter
  • An automatic life jacket
  • A rope with snap hook
  • A 1-man tent, a sleeping bag, an emergency blanket, a canvas (waterproof), a sleeping pad
  • Crossbow or bow with 30 arrows
  • Jet Pepper Gun

It is also important to have at hand at real backpack hiking boots and a durable pant + jacket.

This is a sample contents list. You can always add or remove gear you don’t like, but keep the basic gear intact.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to choose the best machete for your bug out bag.

Ramping Up – Becoming a Apocalypse Survival Expert

It’s time to ramp up your survival game. Having the right gear and skills is essential for your survival.

bob2Here I have picked out the items that are suitable for your backpack. I have used Bear Grylls’ gear for over 2 years and I must say that it’s perfect for an apocalypse-like SHTF situation.

A Backpack with 30 liters capacity – It should be ideal for children and women. The genuine military backpack is waterproof, durable and stable. Furthermore, the BW backpacks are very low. With 30 liters of backpack is sufficient. It is ideally suited for its compact size for women and children.

Outdoor waterproof first aid kit – If you need to travel to other parts of the world in an apocalypse event, you must prepare to live in primitive circumstances of life.

Always opt for the waterproof Kit. It is dustproof and waterproof, making it suitable for boating and canoeing.

bearknifeGerber Bear Grylls Outdoor Survival Knife – I have the knife for over 2 years and the result was surprising. This really is a very sturdy knife. I highly recommend this knife.The Ultimate Survival Knife has a large equipment, based on the experience of the British mountaineer and survival expert Bear Grylls. The Ultimate Survival Knife has a variety of features.The plain blade is made of stainless 7Cr17MoV steel with a glass bead blasted finish. It has non-slip grip TacHide material completed by a hammer surface of stainless steel. Several handle holes allow versatile mounting and holding of the knife.

Useful accessories are supplied in the form of a fire starter, a sharpening stone and a whistle. For the accommodation of knives and accessories to be attached to a variable scabbard is included from a nylon / plastic combination.

  • Robust and reliable
  • Comes with a grinding stone, fire starter whistle and
  • Blade length 12 cm, so you can freely carry it

bearhmachGerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete – This is a very robust machete. You just can’t go wrong with this.This is originally from Indonesia and Malaysia. Angled blade shape is particularly good for removing thicket and for knocking branches.The full construction is made of coated, non-stainless, high-carbon steel. The ergonomic, textured rubber grip handle allows the machete to perform very well.

At the end of the handle is a safety cord attached from strong nylon material. Comes complete with a black nylon sheath that can be supported by means of belt loop.

  • Robust and reliable
  • Lightweight and compact

peppergunEffective pepper gun Jet Protector JPX – The Swiss company Piexon AG has developed the Jet Protector JPX. A non-lethal defense device for law enforcement and police.Based on the Oleorisin Capsicum active ingredient, the same means as in pepper spray. But fired by a pyrotechnic ignition, which accelerates the charge to over 120m / s speed!

Elite units deployed internationally reviewing Jet Protector JPX as unmatched defense device that keeps them safe from attackers.

  • Effective self-protection, legal and approved
  • Official repeller of agencies and special forces
  • Wear and carry in public

Gas mask – Prevents penetration of chemical and biological warfare agents and radiant particles (radioactive dust) as well as some toxic gases over mouth, eyes and respiratory tract into the body.

Suisse Sport Adventurer Mummy Ultra-Compactable Sleeping Bag – A really good sleeping bag for outdoors. It is suitable for low temperatures and at a very reasonable price.

tentLightspeed Outdoors Quick Cabana Beach Tent Sun Shelter – Tent for staying safe in the outdoors and create a niche for yourself. Color: Camouflage
Material: 100% cotton (canvas material).

To build the tent, individual sets are assembled into a tent and connected. The tents can also be used as raincoats to protect your equipment.

Similar Bug Out Bag Loadouts

What do you think about these bug out bags? Did we miss your favorite BoB? Leave your comments below.


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Maximus is an expert survivalist, survival coach, prepping enthusiast and bug out gear connoisseur. Visit his blog here.

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