Exercises to do with your Bug Out Bag

Posted: September 28, 2012 in Equipment
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So you have your bug out bag pre-packed and ready to go………but will you be able to carry it if you need to use it?  We all know as we get older it becomes harder and harder to carry weight any significant distance; just think about the differences in what you can do physically when you were 20 or 30 years old as compared to 50 years old!

With that said here’s an everyday exercise you can consider doing right before bedtime.  Put on your bug out bag and walk up and down the stairs in your home 1 time, then do 1 deep knee bend.  The next night go up and down the stairs 2 times and do 2 deep knee bends.  The next night go up and down the stairs 3 times and do 3 deep knee bends and continue the pattern increasing by 1 each night.

Regardless of your body type if you can’t carry your bug out bag strapped to your back for a significant distance you are going to be at a disadvantage if you need to set out on foot with your supplies to avoid a disaster.  So have a well stocked bug out bag and the ability to carry it and use it.

  1. How much does a B.O.B. like one you’ve suggested weigh?

  2. rmactsc says:

    Mine weighs in at around 27 pounds but when I add water to the canteens and my handgun and loaded mags to the waist belt it increases the weight to 37 pounds. Make sure your bag does not exceed 25% of your total body weight.

  3. would I be able to carry it? No! Probably not! But as you know I do have the kitchen sink stashed in it so….
    I do an involuntarily deep knee bend everytime I pick mine up! Usually ending up on my hands and knees 😀
    I’d probably go for around 15kg – the maximum weight the post allows it’s mail pouches to be when carried.on the body. That ties in pretty much with what you said in your response to the earlier comment that was made.

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