Your bag itself is a crucial component of your
You’re not going to be a happy camper if your bag’s straps break midway through your trip. Especially when you’re walking for hours at a time, you don’t want to use anything that will dig into your sides or give you back pain.
If you want to actually be able to fit all of your bug-out bag necessities inside, the Teton Sports Scout 3400 is a fantastic internal frame backpack and an even better option for a bug out bag.
For off-trail travel, internal frame backpacks are preferred over external frame backpacks because they keep all of the weight close to your body and minimize swaying. It’s important to remember that when packing your bug out bag, the heavier items should be placed closest to your body and the lighter items should be placed on the bag’s outer edge.
See corresponding link –7 Steps to Building a DIY Survival Prepper Supply Kit
The bag will sway and twist as you walk if you place all of the heavy items far from your body. With a total volume of 55 liters, or 3400 cubic inches, the Sports Scout 3400 has plenty of room for all of your needs.
Every side pocket as well as the main storage area are included. The compartments in this bag are designed specifically to hold your sleeping bag and other shelter necessities, like tents.
You won’t be carrying anything heavy or cumbersome because it weighs only about 4 and a half pounds unloaded. It has numerous exterior loops and straps that you can use to attach items like mess kits.
It has two water bottle slots on the side, which are initially difficult to use but get easier over time. The Sports Scout 3400 is extremely cozy to wear thanks to its design. With straps that attach around your front and foam support pads on your back, it is fully adjustable to fit your torso perfectly and relieves pressure from the weight of the bag on your shoulders and back.
The contents of your bag won’t get sopping wet because of the attached rain cover. The durability of this bag is also good. They can bend freely while still offering support because the interior frame is constructed of aluminum. You can always carry this bag with you and use it almost anywhere.
I’m the daughter of 2 original survivalists who moved from the north to sunny Florida. My mother, along with her parents, bought 30 mostly uncleared acres in 1938. The first home was made of pecky-cypress and built by a house-raising. My mother raised 10,000 chickens.
My divorced mother met and married my father in 1948. From pine trees on our property, he hand-built a log cabin. He also built a tarpaper-lined 65’x45′ pool with duck pond overflow. We had an artesian well for our water and powering our hand-built waterwheel for the pool. He built a substantial cantilevered roof workshop with a car pit in the massive cement floor.
Since my early teens, I have read a ton of books about survival, prepping, the bomb, an apocalypse, homestead living, and SHTF situations. As an adult, I continue to read sci-fi, survival prepping, and science. I practice a prepper lifestyle albeit a bit modified, read a lot, buy a lot, pack/store a lot of anything survival related.
Read my About Me post for more details on our self-sufficient living. I lived there until I went to college in 1968.
My SurvivalPrepperSupply.com blog strives to educate individuals on coping with natural and human-caused disasters using article posts about preparing for emergencies.