Bug Out Bag Training Challenge-Urban Survival

I challenge all preppers to load up their bug out bags and go for a run or long hike. Don’t forget to get it on video and upload it on YouTube. Bugging out would be a monumental challenge. Whether you were trying to get to a retreat or fleeing from gangs, traveling light at night would be difficult for those who actually train. Those who don’t train probably wouldn’t be able to carry a full load, while evading or maintaining stealth, not to mention night navigation. If you’re serious about preparedness, do yourself a favor and put your bob (bug out bag) on and go for a run or at least a hike. You’ll be glad you did. It’ll help you get in shape and further refine what you carry in your bob. Please rate and comment.

25 Comments on "Bug Out Bag Training Challenge-Urban Survival"

  1. Matroxxtriste | June 29, 2010 at 1:50 am |

    take everything out of your pack. chuck everything you might not need. pack your pack. do FIVE push ups. take your pack off, unpack it, take out what you don’t think you need, repack it, do five burpees. repeat until you die, run out of stuff, or though a sense of clarity brought on by brain chemicals realize there is stuff you just don’t need.

  2. adrianrubi | June 29, 2010 at 2:25 am |

    You might wanna try one of those Dutch Cargo bikes…not the 3 wheeld ones. they have a two wheeler with a cargo box behind the front wheel.

  3. testbooster | June 29, 2010 at 3:20 am |

    I started training with my large ALICE pack and you are completely right about the weight!!!! I’m starting with just 25 lbs in my pack and It’s killing me. I thought I was tough I’m not… but I’ll keep training anyway.

  4. SecwepemcTeniye | June 29, 2010 at 3:49 am |

    Most? Where did you get this information a cracker jack box?

  5. MrKatphish | June 29, 2010 at 3:52 am |

    Now do that when its 95 degree or more outside…

  6. rentatrip1 | June 29, 2010 at 4:19 am |

    I will be Here –
    You may wish to Bug Out-
    I will be one of the few who STAND…
    Fuck Bugging Out –
    Where the fuck are you going to GO?
    I am Here God Damn It
    Let the bastards ? COME –
    it will give you time to figure out where the fuck you are…
    Besides , I always tend to face a confrontation head on.
    I will for sure take down a dozen before they get me .
    Fuck them .

  7. @DravenAzropht – Sounds like a very good system. I’ll try to rethink my BOB around this idea. Thanks man!

  8. @biohax You are right, that’s why I said pack cover–it’s just a loose rain cover that can be removed in seconds.

  9. BCbikerhippy | June 29, 2010 at 5:45 am |

    another thing alot of people don’t seem to consider: If your bug out turns out to be a semi permanent, or even permenent situation, your going to end up scavenging, and if you’re lucky enough hunting, for your food. Those MREs and Mountian House meals are only going to last for so long. Eventually there will be a chance that the weight in your pack, will accelerate your starvation.

    just a thought …

  10. BCbikerhippy | June 29, 2010 at 5:45 am |

    I like that you think practically on the subject, and try to keep out of the fantasy aspect alot of folks have swirling around their heads. The fact that you’re so open to constructive criticism, and challenge the attemptingly destructive also goes a long way in speaking of your character. Good job man. Keep up the good work.

  11. DravenAzropht | June 29, 2010 at 6:36 am |

    1st Line gear is small EDC survival gear; knife, fire starter, canteen/water bottle, poncho, small first aid kit and/or small survival kit, maybe a handgun.
    2nd Line gear is you’re “combat load” a rifle, shot gun etc, large first aid kit, extra water, ammo, binos etc.
    3rd Line is sustainment gear; tents/ponchos/tarps, food, mesh kits etc. Basicly you’re BOB. In the worst case scenario if you have to move lighter you can drop uneeded gear or complete “lines” of gear.

  12. @DravenAzropht Sounds tough! What do you mean by staging gear into lines? Is this like prioritizing your gear (i.e. what is crucial and what can be ditched if need be)?

  13. @holajim i thought about that too but yellow is awfully bright. it might backfire when trying to hide. i think it’s best to stick with neutral and natural colors that doesn’t attract attention

  14. DravenAzropht | June 29, 2010 at 7:33 am |

    Dude I love your whole concept of training with it, but I lugged an 80lbs ruck in the Army for 25 miles plus dropping it to run combat drills between digging hasty fighting positions and running patrols. It can be done but it sucks… I’m not even counting combat loads LBV and such…

    If I may, look into staging your gear in Lines; 1st Line, 2nd Line & 3rd Line plus support bags.

  15. Also hide critical items in nearby areas of wherever you live. Entertain the possibility that you might end up losing the BOB or it might get stolen, etc. so have at least a few of the most critical items in a airtight bag hidden (buried) somewhere within walking distance but also no one would accidentally find. Also I have never seen anyone include a map, a map of their city/country in their BOB, I would.

  16. Tcoldsteel | June 29, 2010 at 8:13 am |

    I think you’re right.
    A lot of BOB’s seem to be a very long list of camping equipment rather than a useful selection of items that would be realistically carried over a period of time.
    Thanks for the wake up call.

  17. evankoeve | June 29, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    Great video! i love your urban survival vids, thanks for getting out there and testing your gear, it helps alot!!

  18. gabrielredux | June 29, 2010 at 8:57 am |

    @SmokeRingsPipeDreams i feel ya, most of america wont handle it, just be herded

  19. gabrielredux | June 29, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    horseback is the ultimate

  20. gabrielredux | June 29, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    @mkmason2002 bunch of lardasses

  21. @envirosponsible You bet. In the USA, they have been deliberately hiring substandard IQ people for police. The fact they sic dogs on old ladies, beat the crap out of helpless girls illustrates what they have done. (Of course not all are that way. But, alot of our Patriot police got called up for nat. guard duty overseas) So, we need to outsmart these morons. When SHTF, Patriots will be linking up fast. Make sure you have a shortwave radio. The militias have tons of communications that are mobil

  22. envirosponsible | June 29, 2010 at 11:12 am |

    @holajim Great suggestions. Thanks for helping me get better.

  23. @2bidfilmsguy Those are like Marine or Ranger combat weights. I’m 58 and have to go lighter. I have mine good for 3-4 days and with weapon and hunting ammunition. Weighs 24 lbs without water. I just can’t haul anymore than that nowadays and make any speed. I am setting up a bicycle and like that idea better. But in front of all those options are my RV and 3 scooters. The ultimate stealth would be a hov-around chair and oxygen bottle but I’m scared Obama would gas my ass.

  24. I like your setup but I would offer the following: Think of how you can get some yellow smiley face pack cover or something. In a Martial Law situation, you might be mistaken for a military combatant by EITHER side. You want camo for when you are already out of sight. Also, only go on foot when there is no other alternative. My Advice, reconfigure for panniers and a Mountain bike. Blend in like one of the other hungry zombies. 7 miles riding =work of 1 mile walking–roughly.
    It is not foolish.

  25. Very nice.

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