WHAT DO YOU CARRY IN YOUR BUGOUT BAG? I would say essentials for me would be water trapping tarp to distill water from the air. Handgun for every member at least, hopefully a rifle as well. I aim for 6 knives per person. Medical supplies, I think are essential are suture supplies. Anti-biotics and antiseptic cream. Handbook on homemade penicillin. Super glue for quickly closing lacerations on the go. Gloves, etc. I don't think a tourniquet is necessary because if you need one it's probably over already. Books on how to make natural salves and bandages are also essential. I would try and have at least a little pamphlet on the safe plants in South America and North America each. Rope, compass, and much more! Basically if you had to throw together a bug out bag in 5 minutes what would you choose to bring and why? What did you decide not to bring? Further I think a firearm that can fire multiple calibers is essential. A good start is a .357 magnum as it can shoot both .38 special and .357mag interchangeably. 10mm and .40cal also are interchangeable in some weapons but you have to look it up.