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u/BeatMastaD · 3 pointsr/bugout

A good bag- everyone has said it because it's something people skimp on. It's not a 'sexy' purchase, but a sturdy, civilian looking bag will keep from drawing attention while holding all your stuff securely. Hiking and camping bags can be good, while .mil surplus and MILSPEC stuff is usually pretty good as well(though it can draw attention before AND after SHTF)

Water- Lifestraw are good, but you can't gather water other than what you suck through as you drink. Iodine tablets or other filters, many have been discussed in this sub. Nalgene bottle and cup for boiling water are also a must.

Food- You can buy MRE's but they're expensive. Take them out of the packaging to save space. Mountain house meals and the like can be good. Depending how long you plan to live out of you bag some energy bars and jerky might be the best space-wise and in terms of saving time while eating in a bugout.

Light- firesteel and the knowledge of how to use it. Matches. Bic lighter(zippo is better since it stays lit in windy conditions)Some tinder to get a fire started. LED flashlights are cheap and good on battery usage. Headlamps are a lifesaver when working with your hands and you need light.

First aid- Whatever you know how to use is best. Regular FAK you buy at the store are pretty good for a novice, most anything else is specialized and will do you no good unless you know how to use it.

Clothing- Some climate appropriate clothing and shoes.

Check thrift shops for as much as you can. I found 3 perfect nalgene bottles for $1 a piece the other day. Also good for clothing and sometimes a good bag can be found there.

u/JHowell · 1 pointr/bugout

There are a bunch of different ideas when it comes to building a bug out bag. Some plan on bugging out and never comming back lol or so it seems. It sounds like you have a some of the basics, which is great! I would build more on what you have. You are right, any bag you use will be fine as long as it can comfortably hold your load you put in it without stress, and most importantly is that it is comfortable for you to carry.

I would invest in power bars/protein bars whatever you want to call them, cheap but a lot of calories and also something for filtering water. The lifestraw offers a cheap solution for filtering water in an emergency situation. This one can be purchased on amazon:

I would also think about extra clothes, and extra batteries for all of your flashlights and lanterns. You may also want to think about a tarp or two, the more expensive ones will be the nice nylon ones, or you can find tyvek house wrap at a construction site and use that if you really didn't want to spend money on a tarp. I think what you have is a good start, and those are good links that you provided.

I would keep in mind that unless you are planning on living in the woods for weeks, just keep it simple. KISS (Keep IT Simple Stupid) Shelter, water, food, fire and maybe self defense... and it wouldn't hurt to pack a little something for comfort : ) Although it is cool to start fires with feral rods and other cool things.. spend a few bucks and buy an ass load of bic lighters. Keep the feral rods for when you run out of lighters lol. I would also have coordage too, I use heavy bank line mainly as I think it can be used more efficiently than 550 cord, but to each their own. Its pretty cheap too.

Wouldn't hurt to have extra photo ID's, checks or spare cash in the bag also.

Again just think Shelter, fire, water, food and a little comfort and have the ability to improvise and you will be just fine. Good luck in Tornado Alley and I hope nothing horrific happens to where you would ever need the items in this bag

u/pointblankjustice · 10 pointsr/bugout

There is a lot wrong with this list, so I'm just going to work down it one by one with my thoughts on the matter.

USB flameless lighter? Why? That is going to be unreliable, at best. Throw a few BIC lighters and some stormproof matches in there and be done with it. IF you want to be fancy, get something built to be rugged, that will stand up to use in the field:

Speaking of, I didn't see any sort of firestarting material. Warmth is going to be important, and you need as few steps as possible between you and fire. Get some quality firestarters. I am trying to keep all my links relevant from, so some of the brands I'm most familiar with aren't there. But these work well (though there are options from Wetfire and other brands that take up less space):

What is with the mall-ninja "tactical" hatchet? That is a lot of weight and not a lot of utility. You'd be better served with a reliable and lightweight folding saw, and a good full-tang fixed-blade knife. Something like a 7 inch Corona saw:

If you insist on carrying a hatchet (and their function in a bugout situation is debatable, especially for the weight) get something quality like an Estwing:

Nothing wrong with duct tape, but you'd do well to wrap just maybe 3-4 meters of it around a small core (like from doggy waste bags, or even just around itself).

The self-crank radio/flashlight/phone charger is shit. You also don't need four lights, especially if all of them are crap. Buy one good flashlight, and maybe one good headlamp.

A flashlight like a Nitecore P12 or something that runs on an 18650 and offers long runtime would be ideal. If you buy a diffuser cap for it, you can replace the lantern. Pick up some spare, high quality 18650 cells, as well. The P12 has SOS and beacon modes, which will run for days at a time, in addition to a nice throw and excellent brightness on Medium and High.

As for headlamps, those don't need to be super bright. You want something with enough brightness and floodiness to work around camp. But ideally you also want a red-light or low-light mode for night time, when you don't need to destroy your night vision just because you need to take a piss or something.

The powerbank thing in the crank radio is crap, only 1000mah. Not enough to charge most modern smart phones even 25%. Figure that of that 1000mah, ~25% will be lost just due to inefficiency in the charging process. Get a 10,000mah or bigger high quality battery, with 2.1A ports, and be done with it:

Combine the money you'd spend on the shitty folding knife and the shitty Gerber multitool, and buy a proper multi-tool. You don't need two folding knives.

The Leatherman Wingman is a good value, though I prefer a nicer quality one like the Charge TTi, but at four times the price it may not be worth it just for an S30V blade.

Ditch the camp toilet paper, that stuff is like wiping your ass with cardboard. Get some biodegradable camp wipes from an outdoor store. You can now use these to clean your ass, and they also are useful for wiping your hands, or taking whore baths.

Same with the camp soap. Are you bugging out or camping for a week? Nothing you are going to do in a bugout situation is going to necessitate body soap. Toothbrush, floss, deodorant.

Ditch the giant first aid kit full of crap you don't need. Those things are heavy and 80 of the 85 pieces are just different sized bitch stickers. Build your own first aid kit tailored around the likely injuries you would face: sprains, cuts, burns. Maybe throw some Quik Clot Z-pack gauze or a tourniquet (CAT or similar) in there for larger trauma, if that is a concern to you. Limit the bitch stickers to 5-10. All gauze, tape, trauma pads, alcohol wipes, tincture of iodine, moleskin for blisters, tweezers, surgical shears, gloves, maybe burn cream. Small containers of medications you might need: aspirin, antihistamines like Diphenhydramine, anti-diarrheals, etc.

That survival paracord bracelet thing is garbage. You already have 100ft of paracord in your list (which you could probably cut down to 50ft). You don't need some shitty firestarter, whistle, and compass thing. Buy a real lensatic sighting compass. Not going to do you much good without a map and the ability to understand it, anyway.

You have both a cookset AND a mug/pot. This is extra redundant and not needed in a bugout situation. Stick to food you don't have to prepare. Caloric density is your friend. Jerky, EPIC bars, Clif bars, etc.

If you need to boil water, use a single-wall metal canteen (NOT a thermos). Remove the plastic lid, fill with water, set in your fire. Widemouth canteens like those by Klean Kanteen are multi-purpose (multipurpose is your friend). You can sterilize water, you can cook and eat food out of it (because of the large opening), and you can fill with hot water, wrap in a sock, and warm your sleep system.

You don't need a can opener if you have a good multitool.

Lifestraws suck ass. They only work as a straw, and I am going to guess you don't want to get your water by drinking out of puddles exclusively. Get a Sawyer Squeeze mini filter. This can be used in-line with a hydration bladder, can be used like a Lifestraw, or can be used to filter an fill your water storage containers/bladder:

One seriously lacking area for you is your sleep system. A tarp and a space blanket are not going to keep you functionally warm. You might survive a night, but you won't be useful the next day.

At the BARE minimum, you should get a good, reflective, breathable bivvy sack, like this one from SOL, AND a sleeping pad. A bivvy will reflect heat back onto you, helping with heat lost through convection, but no sleeping bag will help with heat lost through conduction (you touching the cold ground). That is why a sleeping pad is mandatory. I have used the Escape bivvy and the Klymit pad linked here together, and both kept me comfortably warm to about 50 degrees F. Below that, I've had to augment with base layers or jackets, and that still sucked. If you are hoping to sleep in below freezing temperatures, you'll need a properly sorted ultralight sleeping bag.

Other recommendations of mine would be to take survival, medical and foraging guides and put them on a smartphone, along with a GPS mapping software and pre-downloaded offline topographical maps at 1:24k resolution of your main bugout areas and 1:100k resolution elsewhere. Something like Gaia GPS for iOS or Backcountry Navigator Pro for Android:

u/StrangerMind · 1 pointr/bugout

Bag - I agree. I was a bit too short with my answer above. It was more to show that I did not care if it was military or civilian style.

Food - I have no real problem with anything. I just chose the bars to link because they seemed good on weight/calories. For 3 days in a row I figure I could choke down almost anything. Freeze dried is good in theory but I would rather have something I could eat on the go.

Tools - I was afraid someone would bring up the eating tool. It was the one piece I considered "gadgety" that I really liked the idea of so I cant argue.

Light - I was already considering dropping the first light so I agree there. The crank/solar light is also more for the radio and charging ability and a back up if the head lamp broke.

Clothing - There is about a 1 in 3 chance I will be wearing very little (since I sleep in the buff or just underwear) so the spare shirt and underwear were to reflect this.

Sleeping - I had not researched bivy sacks but I will be. It seems a good choice from first glance. I assume you mean something cheap like this. I could definitely see leaving the tarp out then.

Misc tools - Maybe... I do like that the twine can double as tinder. Especially after waxed to waterproof it. I dont know that I would want to burn paracord unless I absolutely had to.

Guns - This is more of a personal choice. I have several handguns but I was looking at something light and concealable I could keep in the bag. I felt the Glock 19 was not right for me while shopping around recently. The next one I buy will probably be the Shield despite the smaller magazine size because I could not get the Glock 19 to feel comfortable in my hands. Maybe the a gen 4 would feel better. I do seem to have a problem with gen 3s.

Thanks for the feedback. Especially the bivy sack. That looks like a great addition I had not seen before. I am also glad to see someone else packed a belt. I looked at dozens of posts here(and elsewhere) before making my list and I found only 1 that had a belt.

u/macetheface · 2 pointsr/bugout

The thing with bug out bags is first figuring out where you're going to bug out to and how you're going to get there. Do you have relatives that live 100 miles away? If so can you walk there if your car is unusable? I'm still struggling with this as my family is in the exact opposite direction of where I'd want to bug out to in a disaster/ SHTF situation.

Unfortunately, BOB's can get pretty expensive quickly - I picked my bag and contents for an indefinite bug out so naturally I ended up spending a good amount of $ on it - BUT spaced out purchases throughout many months as I also didn't have the money to be spending all at once.

Anyway, if you want to keep it under $50, I'd suggest looking for second hand bags....even for a halfway decent one, this can bring your budget to at least half that. Ideally, you'll want one with an internal frame and a belt strap. This will keep the weight off your shoulders and distributed evenly throughout - this is especially important if you plan on walking a bunch of miles. If you're not planning on walking far, then this isn't much of an issue but to me, bugging out assumes some walking involved.

Following the survival rule of 3's, the first item you'll need to address is some sort of shelter. Get some 550 paracord and a decent tarp. This shouldn't cost too much and you can make a quick & easy A frame type shelter. Even a few heavy duty trash bags could go a long way (ie solar shower, solar still).

I'd def get at least a light summer sleeping bag unless you feel ok sleeping on a bundle of pine sprigs. Do you have decent hiking boots and wool socks ready to go? I see a lot of bug out bags skimping on this but to me is one of the most important things to have.

Can you start a fire with the fire striker you have? How about if the ground is wet? Not saying you need to get one of these but also not sure if you would be able to process wood with a leatherman.

Next is water. Do you have a cup/ canteen to hold/ boil water in? If you're on the run, get something like this. But if you have time to boil any stagnant water, the canteen with cup linked above is a good idea to have.

For food, yeah protein bars, cans of tuna are cheap and good to have. I got a few of these. But they actually get kinda heavy quick (3 days worth of food in one block). For longer term, I'm currently looking into a decent fishing rod and setting snares.

Hope this helps! If you want to spend a bit more $ I can share with you some of the other contents I have..

u/xxxm310ion · 2 pointsr/bugout

So I want to think you’re going for “grey man” due to your backpack, but carrying around an AK might make you stand out a bit. You could try storing your rifle in one of those bags that come with folding chairs. It would help a little at least.

You have a lot of heavy stuff like people have already said. That backpack won’t hold up to much weight over distance. You shouldn’t ever cheap out on the one thing that holds all of your gear. I understand backpacks can get quite expensive, but it really is a must.

You should pack more cordage. That can be used for a million things.

Get you a smaller bottle of water and a water filter. (Sawyer Mini )

I’m sure everyone is talking about weight, so I won’t say much about that other than cans, pots, and pans are heavy.

I’d like to see what changes you make, so feel free to post again once you have updated it a bit! Good luck! Welcome to the club!

u/ckvoss77 · 7 pointsr/bugout

This is a pretty good start. I've put together a couple of notes.

  • The duct tape you listed is a rip off. What I did for my bug out bag was buy a roll of duct tape, then wrap it neatly around a pencil.

  • Instead of a SOG fixed blade knife, you might consider spending $20-$30 more and getting a ka-bar. I've personally had bad experiences with SOG and love the ka-bars I have. If you go this route, be sure to find a true ka-bar... there are a bunch of fakes out there.

  • For radios, I would get something more versatile. The downside to the one you listed is they don't support many bands. Also, I may be wrong, but I'm very suspicious of the 35 mile range that is listed. The BaoFeng UV-5R is a hidden gem that does everything the motorola you've listed does and a whole lot more. the only downside is you need a HAM license to operate one legally (assuming you are in the US)

  • The carabiners you've listed don't appear to be CE or UIAA certified for climbing. Here is a link to a set I recently bough that are both CE and UIAA rated and are more than strong enough for climbing with equipment.

  • 550 paracord would do the same job as the speciality shoe laces you've listed for cheaper.

  • You can make your own snare kits, fishing kits, and first aid kits for much, much cheaper that what is in your list.

  • I personally would skip the bit kit unless you have a very specific need.

  • The "Maxpedition Single Sheath" is very expensive for what it is. You can find something equivalent for about 1/4 the price.

  • The bag you've listed may not be big enough for all of your gear. This is difficult to gauge, but your choice of bag is important.

    All that being said, I think you've done a good job of planning and selecting products that will be useful. I've been waiting on my wife to put together a sewing kit, but your post has spurred me to buy one instead (I don't think she's ever going to get around to it)....(this is the one I ended up buying:

    Thanks and best of luck with your prepping!
u/Ilsensine · 2 pointsr/bugout

Basically you got a kit that is a GearWhores dream, what you don't have is a kit that will keep you alive for more than a few days.

  1. I want you to pile up all this shit you call a kit on Floor
  2. Place an empty box on your bed and put the following in it:
    A) the ability to clean and carry water.
    B) the ability to make fire.
    C) shelter to keep dry/warm (a simple poncho and Mylar Blankets at first)

    At this point you could live for a couple weeks, and you've spent $40+ cost of pack

    D) food, start with compact shelf stable foods, like the dry emergency rations or these.
    A couple weeks worth is like $20, now if you ration you could live for over a month.

    3)Now throw away everything else left on the floor.
    As the other person pointed out you have 60+ pounds of junk. That fact is a kit to keep you alive for over a month should cost $60 and fit in a shoe box.
u/JasonAgnos · 1 pointr/bugout

I haven't started my search for the ultimate flashlight yet, and have only used cheap stuff for the last five years.

With that said, I have a set of mini mag lights between my backpack and car that still work, several years into their latest AA battery charge. They're not particularly bright and don't measure up to LEDs in a lot of ways, but the shell is built to last forever and they virtually never need more than a battery change and quick wipe down of the innards.

As far as inexpensive LED lights, I picked up a few of these Ultrafire Cree lights to use in the interim, until I shift my focus for a real torch. They're absolutely great, and make perfect stocking stuffers or backup lights for anyone. I carry one of these every day, and it's part of the reason I keep putting off getting a "nice" one - these cover the bases very well, they hardly need an upgrade.

u/Bizzaroworld725 · 2 pointsr/bugout

this site has some good bags for the cheap.
Your priorities sound like they should be shelter, water,food.
Pick a bug out location. Go out into the woods you mentioned and maybe set up a campsite for the weekend. Maybe go back to the same site next weekend and practice some bushcraft skills and make your site better, practice building fire, hunting, things you'll be doing in a SHTF situation.
You'll need a means to treat water. I think I'm gonna be ordering a sawyer mini in the near future after reading some good reviews. But boiling water should be fine as long as it hasn't been tainted by chemicals.
Food kind of depends on how long you plan on bugging out for.

These are just a few quick ideas to help get the brain storm going and just to kinda throwing them out there. Pick up a few survival books, maybe hook up with someone that knows wild edibles in your area.

u/Lurkndog · 2 pointsr/bugout

I don't see any kind of sleeping kit here.

YouR tradeoff is between "good and comfortable" and "Small and light."

At the very least, consider the SOL Escape Bivvy. It's small and light, of good quality, not too expensive, and is well reviewed. It will help you survive, but will probably not keep you comfortable.

A used Military Sleep System is much more comfortable, and will run you between $70 and $120 bucks. It is fairly bulky however. It won't fit in the pack you listed. Typically, people buy the Molle carrier for it and strap it to the top or bottom of their pack.

u/SomeChicagoan · 1 pointr/bugout

OK, thanks for the advice. I'm definitely going to add the 550 cord. Pepper spray is another good defensive option that isn't banned in the People's Republic of Chicago. You've also sold me on the stainless steel canteen, so consider that and some water purification tablets added, too.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/bugout

I have placed an order with everyone's suggestions in mind for a starter BOB. Thank you everyone for your input.

Here is what it is looking like so far:

Bag: I'm just going to use a northface bag I have that still appears new after 4+ years of use. Was my college bag originally so was used everyday. Very well built.
Here it is for reference

Knife: Since I freed up some money, I went ahead and picked up the Kabar also grabbed a leather sheath. Hopefully I don't get flack for it having a USMC logo on it. It is their knife anyway after-all.

Multitool Decided I probably would need a multitool of some sort.

Nalgene bottle and cup Thanks for alerting me to the cup, I didn't know these exist and should come in handy.

First aid kit based on suggestions.

Sawyer mini water filter

Saw chain was questioned but after watching the user video of him sawing through a tree in like 5 seconds I'm sold. I've tried cutting wood with machetes and hatchets and it is a PITA.

Emergency Blankets can't be too warm I feel.

Rations I will be taking at least 6 days worth.

Emergency Tent Will need to see how big this is. I might just get a tarp for my eno.



Water treatment tablets


Emergency Bivvy

I also have a Ruger LCP with ~100 rounds I will toss in. I need to make copies of all of my documents to include. I already have a tactical flashlight to put in but will need some extra batteries. I have extra glasses to include. Have some flint and steel and bic lighters to include. Considering some sort of magnifying lense. The eno hammock, some jeans, a sweatshirt, rain jacket, and cap will be included. Also some sunglasses. I need to grab some duct tape, charger/radio, some sort of ereader or survival book, and probably a dozen other things I can't think of right now.

I will also need to make one for my 100lb black lab since I realized I wouldn't be able to leave him behind. Going to start training him to hike and carry a pack etc to have him ready. Ultimately he could become a major asset.

u/pseudodit · 5 pointsr/bugout

For extended bugout, it's better to carry a nestable camp cooking set.

I got an old Primus one with 2 stackable quart sized pots and a frypan as a lid.

Means you can boil water in one, then cook food in the other while the water is cooling down. If I'm not frying with the lid, that gets uses as a plate.

When it's packed down, I keep various kitchen items inside (seasoning/condiments/penny stove etc) giving you an efficient use of space

I have a smaller BoB, so I recently got a Stanley camp cook set, without the plastic cups, and will get a titanium cup that will fit on the bottom (with all the various items inside)

u/ghb_throwaway · 2 pointsr/bugout

Those were hard to find! I wanted something fairly inexpensive since I have up to 5 of them that I can put in depending on the situation I am in. I found these and they are a perfect fit:

I compress them down with two ranger bands which you can see in the photos, just makes them easier to get in and out and prevent items from shifting or making noise.

u/korgothwashere · 3 pointsr/bugout

Laplander or a Silky Saw dude.

Also, a little bag like a Maxpedition Rolly Polly would make a great small addition that can expand for some more space in a pinch.

u/blue_27 · 1 pointr/bugout

How much does it weigh? How familiar are you with all of that gear?

I might consider adding a saw, like the Bahco Laplander to process firewood. I would also add another Bic lighter or two, as well as an Altoids tin to make char cloth. Also, I'd cut your fuel cubes in halves.

Swap your sporks out for titanium ones, and consider adding something like Crystal Light to make water not taste as bad.

What about a hand-crank radio?

Honestly, I'd say to take it out for a weekend, and see what works for you, and what sucks. It will also tell you what skills you need to work on.

u/followupquestion · 8 pointsr/bugout

You have fishing line, hooks and lead but no knife. I see a multi tool but I think it’s worth the weight to add a fixed blade knife. It’s useful for preparing fish, cutting wood, and so much more.

Watch this or one like it to drop in price (CamelCamelCamel) like it does a few times a year:
Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Black

u/benscheyyy · 1 pointr/bugout

Well the actual price would be like 100 bucks right? (at least it is in Euro)
Theres one for sale for 40 Euros right now, should I get it?

u/pliskin42 · 14 pointsr/bugout

Here is the list of gear. It is meant for both myself and my wife, so I doubled up in some places. (Links where I have them)

u/magusopus · 2 pointsr/bugout

Pack has worked well for me on small treks

This has been the best single item "mess kit" I've used so far

Pair the two with a 2L water bladder (fits in pack's water bladder pouch) and a wide mouthed nagalene bottle (the cup nestles on bottom!) And titanium (or non) spork and you're all set with bare essentials with good use.

Ample room for everything else. Buy a few straps and maybe a compression sack or two for extras (clothes...Etc)

Main issue might be the dimensions of your Chromebook. Managed to stash a 10 inch tablet and associated pieces, but that might be considerable smaller depending which make and model you've got.

u/soloxplorer · 5 pointsr/bugout

I would start with the basis of a get home bag, which should have you covered for basic first aid, food/snacks to sustain you for the duration needed to hoof it home, a water container and a means to acquire more water (speaking of which, you may find this device handy in an urban environment), and a way to remain comfortable in the elements (jacket, sunscreen, bug spray, etc).

As far as weapons are concerned, you might consider a fixed blade knife around 6 inches in length, some mace/pepper spray, or a collapsible baton (18-21" ought to cover it as far as concealment and effectiveness goes). Make sure you're up on the laws though, and be sure to train, train, train.

u/JoeIsHereBSU · 6 pointsr/bugout
  • Silcock key
    • Most businesses and buildings have a water access on the outside of the building that uses a silcock key instead of a typical hose with a hand valve.
u/JayRose73 · 18 pointsr/bugout

I'd consider a Morakniv fixed blade for each kit. They're so durable, great grip, sharp as heck, and are cheap enough to get a few easily from Amazon: Morakniv on Amazon

u/theoutrider5485 · 1 pointr/bugout

Thank you! It weighs roughly 15 pounds and feel like 2 pounds when it is on your hips, the weight is distributed well enough that I wore it all day hunting from dawn to far past dusk with only a slight hip soreness caused by not being fit enough. I have the machete tucked into the back of the belt because it did impede some movement and whacked against the side of my leg which immediately had to change. I did consider the water tablets, but these kits are more to be worn when outdoors so if that we do get lost, we can survive until SAR can find us. If we are actually bugging out then in my pack is a very good back-packing water filter by MSR and if that fails I have a bio-lite camp stove for boiling water in. Next time I head out I will be testing the saw and if it fails I will be buying three of these saws as they come highly recomended. In my pack, I carry a sven saw which is also awesome, if you dont have one, get one!

u/BadHumanGoodGnome · 3 pointsr/bugout

Very well thought out!

I replaced my tarp with one of these Wet Weather Poncho

It cut down some weight, and takes up a lot less room.

u/realoldfatguy · 1 pointr/bugout

I have looked a these, but still prefer a Light My Fire [Firesteel] ( for about the same price. Makes sparks whether it is wet or dry and fewer moving parts or things to break. Took me about 4-5 years to wear out my first one.

u/Kardolf · 3 pointsr/bugout

I'm not sure why you would have problems with your LED lights. I've been using exclusively LED lights for years now, and have nothing but success. I managed to break one (a Surefire), but they were quick to repair it for me.

Fenix, SureFire, UltraFire, Nitecore, Zebralight, Maratac and a number of no-name lights that I can think of off the top of my head. In my pocket right now is a Lumintop Tool AAA and a Nitecore Tube. Both have been daily carry for at least a year. I managed to kill one Tube by washing it three times, but as long as I remember to take it out of my pocket, it's been very reliable.

I have a handful of super-cheap UltraFire Zooming flashlights that just sit in backpacks, glove boxes, first aid kits all over the place, and they just work. It could be months between uses, although I try to remember to check batteries every six months.