My Personal Loadout (Paul)


The majority of the items below are always in or on my bag, this is my absolute essential bugout/survival bag. Depending on the situation I may opt to remove some of the heavier items that are not essential to the trip. For example, if I'm not staying over night I don't need a sleep mat or sleeping bag.


  • DD 3x3 Tarp
  • Ground Sheet
  • Tent Pegs
  • Paracord
  • Yellowstone Insulated Foam Mat
  • Mountain Warehouse Sleeping Bag - Microlite 950 season 3


  • DD Cap
  • Wooly Hat
  • Mechanix Wear - MultiCam Original Gloves
  • Shemagh
  • Spare socks / boxer shorts
  • Poncho
  • Combat Trousers
  • Web-tex / Wicker layer
  • Warm Jacket / Coat


  • Multitool
  • Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener
  • Mora Outdoor Companion 860 Knife
  • Bulldog 1.5 lb Hatchet
  • Bahco Laplander Folding Saw

Cooking / Fire Lighting

  • Pathfinder Bottle and Nesting Cup Set
  • Camping Stove / Twig Stove (Pinty)
  • Lightweight Wind Shield
  • Tea / Coffee / Oats
  • MRE's (Meal Ready-to-eat)
  • DCCN Tactical Pouch
  • Candle
  • Fire Bellow
  • Mess Tin
  • Coghlans Pack Grill
  • Fire Steel / Ferrocerium Rod
  • Fatwood
  • Tinder Tin
  • UCO Survival Matches


  • DD Hiking Pole
  • Mini Survival Tin
  • Energizer Head Torch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Explorer Compass with Mirror
  • Waterproof Map Case
  • Local Maps
  • Pens / Pencils
  • Mobile Phone Nokia (upto 30 days battery life)


These are items that I don't always carry on me, they are nice to have, depending on the type of outing you have planned.

  • Duronic AM/FM Radio Solar Powered
  • Gorilla Camo Tape
  • Feuerhand Storm Lantern
  • DD Water Bladder
  • Journal
  • SAS Survival Guide
  • Duronic AM/FM Radio Solar Powered
  • Gorilla Camo Tape
  • Sit pad
  • Additional Paracord
  • ThorFire Wind Up Torch LED Camping Lamp, 2 in 1 Hand-Crank Camping Lantern & Power Bank Charger
  • Cooking Pots (small and lightweight)
  • Dohiker Military Folding Shovel
  • Telescopic Fishing Pole. Baits, Rigs, Lures

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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