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The Ultimate Pre Made Bug Out Bag Review

Our #1 Pick When It Comes To The Ultimate Pre Made Bug Out Bag?


The Ultimate Arms Gear Woodland Survival Gear Set.

Let’s take a dive into our top rated bag and uncover the secrets that make it stand out above all others. We will break down the 5 star rating of our top pre made bug out bag in to different key areas: Contents, Quality and Ease of use. Much like many of our other featured bug out bags, this one contains the standard survival food, shelter etc. Where it really stands apart is its military grade quality and how it is jam packed with just about anything you would need in a survival situation.

We not only like this ultimate bug out bag for its ability to be used as a quick escape method. We also like it because of its versatility; it is also a great hobbyist survival kit. This bag comes with all the main gear essentials that you may need to get into back woods camping, multi day hiking or hunting trips. From the moment it’s delivered to your front door you will know you made the right choice.

Enough chit chat, let’s get into this bad boy.

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Contents: The Back Bone of Our Ultimate Bug Out Bag.

Most of the contents of this bag are made here in the U.S.A up to military grade standards. What’s inside really matters when it comes to a go bag, and this is exactly where this survival gear set stands apart from the rest. This pre made bug out bag has everything you need to get going quickly and confidently, including:

  • Military grade suvival pack
  • Life Straw
  • Heavy duty multi use rain poncho's
  • Army survival field manual
  • 11 in 1 credit card size survival tool
  • 4 in 1 survival shovel, bottle opener, pick, saw
  • Camping tube tent
  • 5 pack 12 hr glow light sticks
  • Whistle
  • Ceramic blade sharpener
  • Fully stocked first aid kit
  • SOS food rations for 2 people / 3 days
  • 8.5" Survival knife
  • 10.5" stainless steel axe
  • Double faced signal mirror
  • Wire saw
  • 23" Machete
  • Polar shield thermal blanket
  • 3 in 1 belt buckle fire starter / whistle
  • NATO approved poly bag mathches
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Quality: When Your Life Depends On Something, Go For The Best.

As we have mentioned before, most of the items, including the pack itself are made here in the U.S.A and are constructed up to military grade standards. When your life is depending on a pre made bug out bag, you don’t want to cheap out. As soon as you open the contents up you will notice how sturdy the tools are and how tough the bag is. The pack itself is of the highest quality nylon fabric which is key when in an outdoor environment. The last this you want is the bag itself to break and spill stuff everywhere, you won’t be going anywhere quickly if that’s the case.

All of the tools are made from high quality steel to avoid anything breaking when you are using it and to stand up to the rigors of backwoods use. Everything inside is also designed to sit for years and years so you do not have to worry about degradation as long it is stored in a dry space out of direct sunlight. It will be a good idea to give everything check once a year regardless to ensure it’s all good to go when you need it.

Make sure you do right by yourself and invest in top quality gear, it will save you money, and possibly your life later on down the road. That is why this ultimate bug out bag is easily our top choice for anyone who is serious about survival.

Ease Of Use: An Under Rated Aspect of Pre Made Bug Out Bags.

One this that is so commonly over looked when it comes to survival gear is how easy it is to use. When you are stressed, desperate and tired the last thing you want is to not know how to use the contents of your pre made bug out bag. This is a super common and potentially fatal mistake with pre-assembled survival kits. Make sure to know how everything works. The simple design of the tools make this pretty easy, many come with instructions and the included military survival guide covers a lot of skills as well. We suggest reading this and practicing using the tools prior to an emergency or using the pack in the back woods.

You will notice that the equipment doesn’t come pre packed in the bag, and for good reason. This encourages you to pack the bag yourself so you know exactly where everything is and lets you put the most important items where you can easily grab them.

The bag itself really stands apart from others due to its military style. Having lots of pockets and loops for items to clip onto is key, this is no cheap high school style back pack, it really is the ultimate bug out bag. Compact and organized is the way to go which is exactly what the bag is designed for.

What Else Do You Need To Know?

Not even the top rated pre made bug out bag will contain your essential personal items. Some key extra’s you may want to add into the bag would include cash (at least a few hundred dollars in small bills), personal hygiene products and a disposable cell phone with solar charger. Identification is also very important, ideally your passport and a copy of your driver’s license as well as any medications you may require. Make sure to have a few days’ worth of everything. A great list to find any missing items can be found here.

This ultimate bug out bag comes in 2 versions


Wilderness Camping Survival Gear

Wilderness Camping Must Haves And Don’t Do’s.


Many people think survival gear is only for emergencies. Oh how they are wrong. Wilderness survival gear is becoming a hugely popular here in America, and for good reason! Camping, hiking and survivalism are super fun ways to get outside. From your every day city slicker to your avid hunter, getting outside can be a huge stress reliever. Some choose to go to their local park, for a quick release, some take it to the next level. There is something extremely fun and exciting about heading out into the forest or into the mountains with a pack camping survival gear to fend for yourself.

Whether it’s for a few days or a few weeks it is a fantastic way to reset yourself and escape from every day life. It is important to realize however, stepping into the wilderness can be dangerous. It’s best to be prepared for anything, and have the right equipment for even the most unlikely scenario’s like getting lost in the mountains or coming across a bear. Equipping yourself with a good set of camping survival gear is much like that bug out bag you should have tucked away somewhere, only this one get used more often.

The right piece of wilderness survival gear is much like a condom. It’s better to have one and not need it, then to need it and not have one.

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Imagine yourself trekking through the beautiful, lush west coast rain forest. The sweet smell of wet grasses drifting to you on the gentle breeze through the tall cedar trees. It has been a long day of hiking up into the coastal mountains and your ready to find the perfect spot to make camp. There it is! An open space at the edge of a grassy plain which rolls down the valley into the river below. After setting up your tent it’s time for a well deserved dinner before bed. Pulling out your food and single burner stove, your about to get cooking and BOOM. You forgot your lighter and the igniter on your burner is broken. That..Really.. SUCKS!

What do you do? You reach deep into the bottom of your bag, pull out that handy Bear Grills survival knife you happened to buy online last week and use the fire starter tucked away in the handle. PFWOO! That one tiny piece of camping survival gear just saved your trip.

​Decided NOT to buy that knife with fire starter? Bummer, guess your are going to have to eat that freeze dried meal cold while praying it doesn’t get too chilly tonight…

Top Tips For Making the Most Of Your Trip.

One of the best family experiences I have ever had were out in the wilds camping. However the process of packing and getting everything ready can be stressful. Here are our top tips for making sure things go smoothly and you get the most out of your back woods experience possible.

  • Make A List Of Essential Camping Survival Gear:

Avoid sketchy scenarios by making a list of everything you may need on your backwoods adventure and check that list twice. We suggest before putting everything in your bag / car, lay it all out on a table or floor and double check that everything is there. One method that works great is to go down the list checking off every piece of wilderness survival gear you have, and then work backwards checking it off again as its packed.

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  • Do Not Over Or Under Pack:

Packing the correct amount of wilderness survival gear is an art. You will likely over pack at first. This isn’t always the worst thing that could happen, you will certainly be prepared. The down side of over packing gear however is the weight and hassle of extra stuff in your bag.

With a few trips under your belt you will likely have a good idea of what you really need and what you don’t. A big mistake here would be to get cocky and get rid of some essential items, like a back up flame source, water filter etc. Just because you haven’t had to break into some back up wilderness survival gear yet doesn’t mean that will always be the case. Keep the spare essential items and ditch or replace larger items with more compact versions, like your tent, sleeping mat, or water bottles.

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A Life Straw is one of the best pieces of camping survival gear that will save a ton of weight because you then don’t have to carry much water. Check it out on Amazon.

  • Check The Condition Of All Wilderness Survival Gear:

Simple, make sure it is all in good working order, usable supplies light lighter fluid, matches and first aid kits are topped up. Do not risk having a key piece of equipment break while miles away from a replacement. Inspect key items of your kit for rust, degrading materials or water / U.V damage.

Mechanical items should also be tested to ensure they work prior to packing them up. This is why it is always a good idea to get this done a few days before you leave to ensure you can replace broken or missing items in time.

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  • Check The Weather And Gear Up Appropriately:

Seems simple enough but if you are stressed or rushed when your leaving it’s easy to forget to check the weather. Make sure to pack appropriately for the conditions and make sure it’s safe to head out. The weather can be a key indicator on possible mud slides, avalanches or just a wet miserable time. Sometimes not even the best piece of wilderness survival gear can keep you dry and safe in terrible conditions. Postponing until next weekend is always an option if it’s looking nasty out there.

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Top 10 “Must Haves” When It Comes To Wilderness and Camping Survival Gear.

  • Shelter: a small, easily set up tent with water proof cover is the best option here.
  • Water Bottle With Filter: Getting a good water bottle with a filter like the life straw bottle lets you filter water on the go.
  • Fire starter: You can go with the traditional survival fire starter or wind proof lighters / water proof matches.
  • A Good Quality survival knife or hatchet: you can find our top picks on our survival knife reviews page.
  • Compass or top quality GPS: Don't rely on your phone to guide you out in the wilderness. get a good quality GPS unit.
  • Single burner stove: Much easier then starting a fire every night are are typically very compact.
  • Water proof outer wear: Being wet on a long trek is in no way fun and can be dangerous in low temps. Make sure to dress for the weather.
  • Military grade, water proof pack: A top quality, durable backpack with plenty of room and extra pockets is key! You need something to hold all of your camping survival gear and keep it dry.
  • Compact sleeping bag / matt: Travel sleeping bags are great for this, they are super compact and often have a blow up pillow / mat built in.
  • Plenty of food: Always pack a little more then you think. Freeze dried meals are a good option for keeping weight down.
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And there you have it! That is our top tips on prepping your wilderness survival gear for a trip into the great outdoors.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments!

Thanks for Reading,

The Survivalist-Guide Crew​