Wild Camp Bugout With An Overnight 35L Challenge

UK Preppers Guide Review:
Wild Camp Bugout With An Overnight 35L Challange

The essence of good prepping is being able to use past experiences
to improve your knowledge, gear and preps.

One thing I have learned from many years of bushcraft, survival training and prepping, is that I know diddly squat about the whole big picture of prepping and survival..!

There is always, and I mean always, times when I find myself thinking, well I thought that would be easy, and it wasn't, or I can do that, and I can't.

Prepping is a massive subject with so many different areas where you need to be proficient and knowledgeable. There are many experts out there who specialise in certain aspects of prepping and survival, but no-one, and I mean no-one knows it all.

We even see these so called 'experts', performing mind numbingly stupid stunts to provide viewing figures for the big conglomerates.  I'm sure I don't have to name names, but you know who I mean.

So what can we do to make our little bit of prepping
more efficient and productive for when the SHTF?

Whatever the survival or disaster scenario you perceive may happen, the single most important thing to do is to try and anticipate what you need to do, in order to survive that situation.

What gear do you need for a simple injury or cut? A simple first aid kit of course.  But what about a more severe cut?  A bit more knowledge would be handy, as would a decent first aid kit that is equipped to cope with that situation.

That type of thinking takes care of the relatively manageable tasks, but there are many other scenarios, thousands of them in fact!
Impossible to cover them all, but we can do something about some of the more generally accepted disaster situations. 

This article is about prepper training
using only a 35L 'Get Home Bag'

A get home bag is exactly that, a bag, normally a small 25 - 35 Litre rucksack with equipment that will allow you to get home in an emergency.

This is a very possible scenario, where there is in a full disaster situation where it is impossible to use any form of transport to actually get you home.

The get home bag should be with you, at your place of work, or in the boot of your car, for easy, quick access.

It's small enough to be carried easily, light and compact enough to blend in and to not give the contents away to others who may well be fleeing a disaster.

A typical 'get home' bag like the Mil Tec 36L pack, shown here, is an ideal size for the job. In fact it's the pack I use myself.
Good value for money and well made, I find it is ideal to fully pack with my "survival gear" and equipment I would need for escape if I needed to hike my way home, and also needed to have an overnight 'wild camp' stop.

The MilTec Rucksack fits snug

Good shoulder straps and waste belt

For me, I know I can hike 10 miles, with a pack in one day, over rough terrain.  
My full pack weighs 10kg and in two days I have the potential to be some 20 miles from home and still make it back comfortably.

That's the theory anyway!

I have tried the 10 mile hike with pack for a day, but up until recently, I have not tried it with an overnighter in the wild.

The Wild Camp Bugout
With An Overnight 35L Challange

Here you can see the gear I pack in my get home / bugout bag:  Enough for an overnight wild camp, which also includes food and provisions that I consider necessary in an emergency situation.

One thing to note here is this kit is suitable for three seasons at a push.  Wintertime and cold weather survival are something quite different all together.

I do have plans for several winter time wild camps with this gear upgraded to cope with the cold. But for now, remember this kit is essentially warmer weather equipment.

To see my YouTube video of all the contents explained, see further down this article.
Skip straight to 35L kit video here:

Here's my kit list of equipment


  • 35L rucksack
  • Water Filter Bottle
  • Medical Kit
  • Emergency Food


  • Snacks
  • Dehydrated Food
  • Drinks - hot/cold
  • Odds - sugar, milk, ketchup etc


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Toilet / Hygiene Kit
  • Sleep mat / insulation mat
  • Hammock & Tarp

Some Of My Essential Equipment & Links
To Where You Can Buy

See the full Full Video My 35L Bag Explained Here 

 View On YouTube Here

I hope you enjoyed watching the video.
As you can see, it is quite possible to survive comfortably whilst making your way from A to B.

As an old boy, 10 miles with a rucksack (10-15kg)  is enough for me, especially if I want to remain fresh and ready for the next days hike.
It's also a fair distance, and I suggest you actually try it - you may be surprised how far it is, and how long it can take over rough terrain.

In a nutshell, you will never know if you kit is good enough and if you are able to complete this type of bugout to get home, unless you actually go out and try it!

Practice makes perfect, but as well as that, it's bloody good fun....!

Happy Pepping Folks


1 comment

    • Jonathan on January 20, 2021 at 11:25 am
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    i have just got seroiulsy into prepparing but i am only 16 so people think it is strange
    i already do bushcraft this is great website

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