Bug Out Bag

Posted: January 10, 2012 in Survival
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A Bug Out Bag is basically a survival pack that should contain all of the items which are necessary to survive a disaster for at least a 72 hour period.  When putting together your Bug Out Bag (BOB) you should take into consideration your personal situation and needs to maximize your bags effectiveness.

Recommended items to carry in your Bug Out Bag include water, a water purification method, food, first aid kit, appropriate clothing, knife, multitool, firearm, ammunition, flashlight, batteries, portable radio, binoculars, fire starting method, blanket, compass, shelter, zip ties, duct tape, 550 paracord, ziploc bags, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bug spray, personal hygiene items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, cash and coins.

My current Bug Out Bag is a Fox Medium Rio Grande Pack in Woodland Camo and I keep a U.S. Issue Medium Alice Pack with frame in Woodland Camo as a backup.  Make sure you re-evaluate the contents of your bag periodically making sure conditions specific to your area have been factored in and that the bag is not too heavy for you to carry.

Know your bag and where each item is located within your bag.  The better prepared you are, the more prepared you will be to deal with the chaotic situations around you.  Remember your Bug Out Bag should contain supplies that are useful, effective, durable, convenient to access and influenced by seasons, locations, activities and circumstances.

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