One of the most important items you will need to purchase for your survival/bug-out preparation is a good, quality backpack. Even if you just want to go camping or hiking, a backpack is usually necessary.
There are many on the market, so you should do a lot of research to find the right one. Hopefully I can help you decide whether the Teton Sports Scout 3400 is right for you, or not.
This is my bag, and how I have prepared it. You’d be surprised how much I have inside, but I’ll cover that another day.
Here are some product details;
- Capacity: 55 Liter
- Weight: 4.5 Pounds
- Internal frame
- Contains integrated rainfly, to cover up the entire bag
- Padded shoulder straps with chest buckle
- Adjustable waist belt
This backpack holds a ton of storage in its main pocket, but also has a few other pockets, such as side pockets, front mesh pockets and another pocket on top.
The padded shoulder straps with the chest buckle and the waist belt make it very comfortable to hike long distances at a time. Just know that the bag itself weighs 4.5 lbs just by itself, so the overall weight can add up fast.
I’ve done many camping, hiking and survival training trips with this backpack, and I must say that it is very comfortable, yet rugged. This bag has been through a lot of abuse on these trips. It easily holds 3 days worth of gear, food and clothes. If you need more than 3 days worth of gear, this bag might not be for you. However, a good bug-out bag should cover 72 hours worth of equipment.
Truth be told, I don’t have many cons to share about this backpack… In fact, I don’t have any.
To top it off, it only costs $60 and it is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon now, with a lot of good reviews.
This is definitely my top choice for a backpack, but I would recommend doing some research to make sure this is the best bag for you.
Next, I will be talking about the contents of my bag, and what I would recommend, so please stay tuned for more reviews and recommendations!