Bug Out Bag Tips

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Equipment
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Here are a few bug out bag tips I’d like to share with you based on my personal experiences.  I will take the position that you already know what a bug out bag is and what items to place in and on your bag. The following are some tips above and beyond that; which hopefully will help you further refine your bug out bag.

  • Go through your bag on a monthly basis.  This will allow you to further memorize what gear is located in which sections of the bag.  It will also give you an opportunity to continually check your food, in your bag, and to rotate it out at its expiration point.
  • Everything in your bag and in your pouches that is not weather proof needs to be contained inside zip loc bags.  The reasons should be obvious but in case they are not; damp and wet gear is not good period.  The zip loc bags help keep everything dry.  Quart and gallon sizes should work for pretty much everything.
  • Make sure like items are stored together and conveniently placed.  Clothing should all be together, fire making gear should have its own compartment, communications gear should have its own pouch, there should be a dedicated location for weapons and ammo, a seperate area for toilitries, a pouch for flashlights and batteries, cooking supplies and cutlery should be grouped together, you get the idea.
  • Don’t overpack.  Each month when you go through your pack focus on what you don’t need and remove it.  You must maintain a pack weight that is not too heavy.  If you can’t carry it then you are doing a dis-service to yourself and anyone else who relies on you.

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  1. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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