Dog Bug-Out Go-Bag List
Most of the dog or pet go-bags (emergency survival gear bag) recommendations or list that I have found follow a general rule of suggestions that usually contains the following recommended items.
I think it’s a good idea to evaluate this list based on experience, location and search dog tactics then add items to it that might be useful for you and your environment. Which I will be doing in blue and you can do in any color you like.
This list is not large because it is meant to be lightweight and take up less space so you can carry food, water and a change of clothes in your backpacks on your dog as well as yourself. You may have to travel several miles on foot and the weight of a backpack can become a critical aspect when you have a long way to walk.
I recommend you carrying one bug-out or go-bag with your personal supplies and your dog carrying one with dog supplies. Then you will be able to travel further, faster with your dog’s help. Lessons are coming up on how to teach your dog to do evacuations with you.
The 72 hour Go-Bag or Ready Bag that is recommended by FEMA and emergency management directors worldwide is designed for you to carry so you can walk to a safe location and survive for 3 days.
Unless you have a very small dog or pet, such as a bird, don’t worry about having a dog crate to evacuate with unless you want to drag it along with you as you walk. A crate is important if once you get to your bug out place or safe house. It is a good idea to have a crate waiting for you at your evacuation destination.
A leash is more important to have on your person, along with basic obedience training for your dog in case a leash is not available.
A pillow case is handy to hold cats or other small mammals during extremely frightening times because the animal cannot see what is going on, they can breath and the material is comforting like a nest.
Birds can be slipped into a sock with the head out of a hole or gently covered so they do not see and get upset. Most animals can become very scared when people get excited or traumatized. It is safer to crate them or put them in a quite area away from the excitement, if at all possible.
If left on their own, most animals will seek shelter and come out after the excitement calms down and they will stay close to home unless they are scared away, and then most will return to a familiar location in a day or two.
Animal Rescue Shelters Recommendations
If you must leave your pets behind
Inform animal rescue workers of your pets’ status by Writing On your front door or in a highly visible window, use chalk, paint or marker to write the number and types of pets in your residence. Include their location in your home and the date that you evacuated.
Leave plenty of water in a large, open container that cannot be tipped over.
Leave plenty of food in timed feeders to prevent your pet from overeating.
Do not tie up your pet in your home.
Dog or Pet 72 hour Ready Bag
Dog Go-Bag and Bug-Out Bag
List of Items Needed
The Blue print are my recommendations.
These items go into your dog's backpack with copies of paperwork in your own backpack too.
A current color photograph of you and your pet together (in case you are separated)
Food, water – 3-day supply for each pet
Bowls - non-spill able, you can pack small items in these to fit in the space of dog backpack
Collar and leash -for dogs and cats
Poop Scoop Baggies
Blanket, towel, or newspaper for warmth
ID tag should always be on pet
Extra name tag
Pet carrier or crate for each pet labeled with pet and owner’s information (keep near your bag).
Contact Lists Should be
Place in Pet’s backpack or rescue coat
Name, address and phone number of veterinarian, animal control and shelters in the area. People to contact to take care of the animal
This is a good idea if you are in a situation away from home so your animal can be taken care of. Be sure you leave a note with a friend about your pet being left at a kennel or day care in case something happens to you so they can get your pet. Kennels or day care facilities are often left with abandon dogs whose owners have disappeared.
If you are in a disaster, unless you have direct contact to a person, do not count on anybody to be able to help you because they might be in the same situation and need help themselves.
Vaccination and medical records
Allergy or other special instructions
Most Pet first Aid Kits Recommend These Items
Scissors-other pocket knife
Instant cold pack (to big to carry-cold mud works in a pinch)
Family Disaster Dogs recommends adding
these items to your dog’s Go-Bag or Bug Out Bag
A Scent Article from each family member packed individually and secured in a plastic bag. Even if your dog is not trained they can be given a scent and they will seek the scent if you pay close attention you can read the dog, for instance, the nose may point in the person's direction while the dog remains sitting.
Water Purification Tablets
12 Hour Emergency Bright Sticks
16 Hour Hand Warmer
Mylar Emergency Blanket
Extra Collar & Leash Set
Reflective Dog Vest
Rain Coat and Boots will give your dog some protection
in a nuclear fall out as will a full
Body rain suit for your self
Tie-Out leash or chain 10-15 ft long
Powder Gatorade or electrolytes
Large Tea Bags (stops bleeding)
1 teaspoon per 10lbs body weight will keep your dog alive after you run out of dog food. This is a good standby to have.
Bandanna or scarf for muzzling, bandaging or using to hold your dog if you lose your other equipment. This should be hung on your dog’s pack as a flag for visibility by you at night. A bandanna is one of my favorite pieces of equipment because of their many uses.
Plastic baggies to waterproof everything in the backpack. All of these items can be rolled or folded small to fit.
1 large garbage bag has many uses, as a tent, a rain coat, a sleeping bag or to carry items you find to eat.
A small waterproof container that can hold 10 Q-tips, a few cotton balls, matches, a foot or two of small twine, a razor blade, needle and thread.
Your dog should carry one day food and water for you also, along with a small first aid kit in addition to what you would carry in your own bug-out bag survival backpack in case one bag is lost.
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