This bug out cooking kit will give you a good baseline to start with. It’s perfect for longer-term bugging out, not necessarily short-term get home bags. There’s a lot of things that you an add to your kit. There are tons of luxury items you can throw in if you’ve got the extra space! But you have to remember to keep weight and the ways to reduce it in mind.
The first way is with materials. Aluminum and titanium are much lighter than iron or steel! The other way to bring weight down is with the number of pieces. If you reduce the number of pieces then you reduce the total weight right off the bat.
Bug Out Cooking Kit List
- A Lightweight Wood-Burning Stove (Optional)
- A Cooking Pot
- A Cup For Each Person
- A Bowl For Each Person
- A Set Of Silverware For Each Person (This could be a fork and a spoon, or a spork.)
- A Can Opener (This might be on your Multi-Tool.)
- A Wooden Cooking Spoon (Can be cut short to save space.)
Now let’s jump to the recommendations. Since this is a short list I wanted to give two choices for each piece of gear. Ultimately, this whole thing comes down to a lot of preference. Everyone cooks and eats differently. The only way to know what you really need is to test it yourself! Below you’ll find my recommendations and also a link to a list of all of them put together.