Bug Out Bags and Get home bags and contents.
First, ya have to decide exactly what your bugging out from or to.
Second, ya have to look at your AO (area of operation) not all terrain and climates are the same, ya have to plan accordingly to where your at and where your goin.
Thirdly, ya have to use and practice with the gear in your bags, dont jus take a list from the web, stuff a bag and be done with it. Make sure stuff works and that you know how it works, make sure if you make a bag for your spouse or family member or friends, they know what is in it and how it all works.
A GHB could be a small book bag or fanny pack. It could be simple things as money (cash/change), multi tool, water bottle and cell phone. whatever works. It could be more elaberate as a small backpack that has food, water, shelter, first aid, etc. A GHB should be as light as possible. The idea is to get home, not site see. If you work 30miles from home, figure 2-3 days to get where your goin, unless ya really hoof it. 30miles can be done in one day, but ya better be fit enuff for it and have the right gear and correct food (energy bars, etc).
A BOB is jus that, a last resort bag that has your earthly possessions in it. This bag will be used to get to a BOL (bug out location) in most cases. Depending on where your BOL is at , is what determines what you will carry. If you think itll take you 2 days to get there, carry 5 days worth of food or more. Dont underestimate the hardships you will encounter if ya had to Bug Out in SHTF.
Now, determining what gear to select. Well that goes back to the first 2 points I made at the beginning of this topic. But , to help things along. There are 8 essentials that should/must be fulfilled. The type of gear, quality and quantity are up to the end user. But these 8 essentials should be covered.
1) Fire (fire making/starting)
2) Water (water containers to water purifiers)
5) Navigation (compass, maps, etc)
6) Weapons (guns, knives, pointy sticks)
7) Signaling ( mirror, lights, etc)
8) First Aid
Now these 8 essentials dont necessarily have to be gear driven, If you have the knowledge and skill to subsitute man made gear for natural improvised gear than youll save weight by not having to pack some items. i.e. Tents and tarps, if you can make natural shelter. Same with food, if your AO has abundance of food and you know how to procure it, than all the better.
This is jus an overview of BOBs and GHBs, Im not goin into gear selection or name brands, everyone has their own style and taste of what kinda gear they wanna carry. Jus fill in the 8 essentials and youll be good to go. These 8 essentials should be covered even if your making a pocket survival kit or a full fledge BOB.