After a lot of research into what the Bug Out Bag’s important survival equipment is, I’ve come up with many lists that I’ll bring into an article that will help us all thrive as required.
You never realize when there will be a risk or when there will be a disaster. If a thunderstorm comes through your town and knocks out the electricity throughout the city, when turned back on, it could be days before. If on a camping trip you get lost in the jungle, you may need provisions to build a shelter overnight to stay before help arrives.
I know a lot of people don’t talk about “go packs.” We are familiar with the concept and perhaps recognize any important items to be included. You need to consider which survival scenario you can experience while determining what add-on to carry in your pocket. A 72-hour bug out kit is planned for three days to keep you safe!
There are accounts of a few news stories about people trapped in the wilderness, or caught in a remote cabin without electricity, or on a car trip where you get stuck in the weather without the proper tools to live. You need to take into account a range of things when bringing together your bug or bailing out bags that can make or break your life.
Know how many people will be in your party to set up the right things. When you stay alone, make sure to pack supplies worth at least 2 men. If you’re shopping for your children, make sure you’ve got enough food for the whole party. If you need to carry multiple bags or do it with a huge duffel bag! It’s necessary to carry all the supplies you need.
You will also need to understand the geographical location and the various environmental problems you are going to face. These are the kinds of things you need to remember while bringing your bag together. Is it humid, cold, wet or dry in your climate? Reflect on this while preparing to include your things in your Go Bag. There are a few basic things on the Bug Out Bag checklist of materials that every bag should have in them and you can choose to tailor to suit the bag to your own scenario from there.
Air, the most valuable thing in your bug out pockets. Water is even more important than food, because if possible, you can go a few weeks without eating food, but only a few days without water, and you will suffer from extreme dehydration rapidly. Prepare for 1 gallon per person per day! Based on how much space you have in your pocket, water can be as easy as bottled water or holding insulated water bottles, and it’s also a good idea to keep some kind of water purification device such as iodine tablets or one of the newer’ straws’ filters.
The second item you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got food in your pocket, hopefully food that’s long lasting and strong in energy content. Food, snack bars are perfect for this because they can last years and are tiny enough to hold some of them, and they give you a lot of nutrients and energy on the go. You can also include MREs in your pack, which are usually hot meals that just need water to heat up. In your 72 and plus hour pockets, this would be a good idea. Some high-protein product such as nuts and trail mix is a very nice quality.
You’re going to want some extra clothes in your pocket. You never know when you’re going to get ripped into a shirt or you’re going to have to fit into a homemade unit. It’s going to go a long way to bring a few pieces of clothing. For your collection, the things you wear depend largely on the environment you stay in: a long pair of trousers, a rain warm and dry scarf, a hat or bandanna, a pair of durable gloves, extra pairs of socks (long ones) and extra layering tops when the weather changes.
You’ll have to include some kind of space. It could be a tarp (2) or a shelter. This depends on how much room you have in your pocket. Recommendations are made to bring two tarps, one to go over you and one to lay down on the ground and some nylon rope or paracord to tie it up. Even, if you have extra room, a sleeping bag is good to bring to keep you warm at night.
A must is a full first aid kit for any fail out pack. These don’t take up a lot of space and they have to be used. Be sure the necessities, bandages, gauze, disinfectant, tweezers, scissors, any medical tape, etc. are included in your first aid kit. Where you should put your bag, there are some general guidelines to keep in mind, but every situation is different. Go bags are designed to be used in serious or emergency conditions. Since you’re not going to use it daily, that means it’s going to stay in between uses for long periods of time. Hold a nice, dry place for your pack. Holding your bag in a cool, dry place will keep your products from getting wet and becoming ineffective; it can remove molding and mildew from your pocket. Hold it easy to hit.
The whole idea of a bug-out bag is when you need to run off fast, it’s the thing you snatch. Usually a good position is under your bed or on a closet floor for a bug out pack. It is important to remember that just for emergencies and emergencies a go bag is used.
Prepare, plan, defend, move, hang on, stay on, create it, and keep together the body, spirit, and kin. To organize and defend yourself and your families, you need a strategy. Our goal is to live!