25 Lifesaving Items in One Wilderness Go Bag

A look inside the Seventy2 survival system

You’re going to die someday, but not today—not if you have the Seventy2 survival system. That’s the promise Uncharted Supply Co. is making with its new go bag, which is designed to have enough supplies to keep a missing person alive for 72 hours in the wild. Their thinking is that since most lost persons are recovered within three days, having the right equipment to endure that time in the wilderness is essential.

Field & Stream recently had a chance to preview the new kit, the contents of which you can check out below.

The Seventy2

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Chemical Light Sticks

Snap-and-glow sticks have been a staple of bug-out kits for years, for good reason. They’re waterproof, durable, long-lasting, and designed for signaling rescue aircraft from the ground. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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RZ Industries M5 Emergency Filtration Mask

This user-adjustable mask is designed to filter out 99.9 percent of dust and particles, as well as protect you from 130 airborne toxins and other chemicals.

Safety Eyewear

These Z87+ rated high-impact glasses are tough enough for most industrial-shop environments and gun ranges, and would come in handy during a survival situation if airborne materials are a concern.

CCS Uncharted Emergency Flashlight

A good flashlight needs to be durable and plenty bright to get you out of a sticky situation, and this torch is certainly both. With CREE Q5 LED technology, it will also be gentle on battery life while still throwing out 300 lumens of light.

ETON Emergency Hand-Crank Radio

If you’re worried about batteries, fear not, because the ETON emergency radio has a backup hand-crank charging system. A multifunction radio, backup flashlight, and USB output are also included, making it a worthy inclusion in any go bag. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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CCS Uncharted Backup Micro-USB Cable

Just in case you left your charging cable plugged in at home…

CCS Uncharted First Aid Kit

What go bag would be complete without a first-aid kit?

Bare Republic Sunscreen

Why sunscreen? Sunburns don’t just suck; they can also be life-threatening. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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CCS Uncharted Multi-purpose Wet Wipes

Wet wipes are an underrated survival supply, if you ask me. They are great for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces for food prep and for first-aid in the backcountry.

Emergency Food Rations

Calories count—especially when you’re burning more than you’re taking in. These bars have 200 calories per serving, and though these rations may be basic, they may save your life. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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CCS Uncharted Waterproof Storm Matches and Lighter

These stormproof matches serve as a great backup fire starter. They also come with a waterproof case, so if you flip your canoe or get rained on, you can still get a fire roaring in no time.

CCS Uncharted Multi-tool

A durable and compact multitool is indispensable in the wild. This model includes built-in pliers, wire snips, a small knife, a file, a Phillips-head and flathead screwdriver set, a bottle opener, and a carabiner.

RediTape Duct Tape

By my estimates, duct tape makes constructing shelters and trapping rigs, and repairing tents or tools about 1,000 times easier.

CCS Uncharted Knife and Sparking Fire Starter

This tanto-style blade and Ferro-rod fire starter is another good way to start a blaze, in addition to the matches and lighter included in the bag. Both come packaged in a sturdy nylon sheath and are colored bright red, so you can find they easily if dropped.

Rothco 550-pound Paracord

If I have learned anything as an outdoorsman it is this: You can make just about anything out of p-cord. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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CCS Uncharted Shovel/Pick-Axe/Compass Combination Tool

Based on a military design, this tool converts from a pick-axe to a serrated-edge shovel, and has a compass built into the end of the handle. It also comes with a nylon carry case that you can holster to a belt for easy transport.

CCS Uncharted Warming Beanie

Admittedly, this beanie is kind of lame, but I’d rather have a beanie with a fuzzy ball on top than no beanie at all.

CCS Uncharted Leather Warmth Gloves

Let me go ahead and ruin the surprise: Building shelter in freezing weather without gloves is zero fun.

Rothco Reversible Emergency Blanket

This survival blanket folds down to the size of playing cards and can be used not only to keep in body heat but also to signal rescue aircraft overhead. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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CCS Uncharted Warming Tent

Constructed from Mylar, a material developed by NASA, this tent reflects up to 90 percent of your body heat back to keep you warm. It has enough space for two adults, if you happen to be lost with a bud.

Heat Factory Disposable Hand Warmers

Any North Woods deer hunter can attest that these leg and hand warmers can make a cold day a lot less miserable. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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Sawyer Water Filtration Systems Mini Water Filter

This mini filter removes harmful bacteria, protozoa, and cysts from freshwater sources, because the last thing you want to do while lost is get sick from drinking foul water. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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Sawyer Water Filtration Systems 64 ounce Water Filter

This bladder holds up to 64 ounces of filtered water, which is more than you need to survive a day in the backcountry.

Nalgene Water Bottle

A good water bottle is obligatory in any go bag, and super essential. Cliff Gardiner & John Keller

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CCS Uncharted Carry Pack

The Seventy2 backpack itself makes for a useful survival tool. Not only does it hold all the gear included above, but it also serves as a floatation device, and is made of waterproof 600D Tarpaulin.

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