How To Prepare Your Bug Out Bag

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Equipment
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Whether you are looking to survive natural disasters, manmade disasters, apocalyptic events, or even zombie attacks; a bug out bag is an essential component to your overall survival and preparedness needs.  Preparing your bag starts with actually having a bag.  Your bug out bag should be durable, comfortable, have adjustable shoulder straps, as well as lumbar and sternum straps, and have the ability to add additional smaller pouches via molle attachment points.

When deciding what to keep in and on your bug out bag make sure you have the necessary items to address all of these major specific areas.

  • Water
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Fire
  • Medical Supplies
  • Proper Clothing
  • Communications
  • Signaling
  • Weapons
  • Ammunition
  • Navigation
  • Personal Items
  • Cutting
  • Climbing
  • Lighting

If a disaster occurs; having all of your essential supplies in a conveniently placed bug out bag, ready to go at a moment’s notice can make all the difference between life and death.  If you already have a bug out bag review the contents on a monthly basis.  If you don’t already have a bug out bag the time is now to put one together.

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  1. Brittius says:

    From experience, I noticed that weapons and ammunition are indicated. I ran a M60 (Pig), and in infantry role, the priority was always given to ammunition. You can make due with less water and little food. The space would be given priority for more ammunition.

  2. UK based I’m not armed (but I can swear a lot if that helps).
    I use that space for useful things like CHOCOLATE, forced entry tools (which gives me free access to all sorts of logistics), Permethrin (for those little annoyances in life), and my dogs cuddly toy.

  3. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra and commented:
    For all you young and new Preppers out there, read this, know this, live this…

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