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Bug Out Bag Essentials – What You Need To Survive


All of us hope that we will never need a bug out bag, but it is better to be prepared than to be caught with nothing.  There are some occasions that you may have to leave your home quickly and may not have time to pack some of the essentials that you might need to survive.  There are some situations that if you do not already have a bag packed, you are not going to have time to pack one and get out safely.  Depending on your area and your personal needs, this bag will vary for most families or individuals.  Some of the reasons that a person might need one of these bags could be caused by a natural disaster such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and other such events.  There are some that are leary of things such as terrorist attacks, mass shootings, riots or home invasions.  All of these could account for leaving your home quickly.

What Is Important To Take?

When trying to decide what to pack in your bag, there are several things that you will need to consider.  It is said to pick a time frame maybe like 72 hours that you will have enough to survive.  That could give you enough time to find more supplies and water that will be a must to have by this point.  You need to consider the weight of the items that you are putting in your bag, if you pack to many heavy items, then you might have problems carrying it through the woods or up hills.  Pack things that would help you survive off the land that surrounds your area.  There are a few things that will work no matter what your surroundings are like, but you would need different things if you were in the desert than you would need if you were in the woods.

Basics To Pack

  • An  Led Flashlight
  • A wind up radio
  • A light blanket that will fold up small but supply some warmth
  • Always have an extra pair of socks wool or synthetic work the best to protect your feet
  • Simple lightweight food such as snack bars that can help with energy

Bugging Out

We all hope that we will never have to use our survival gear, but we never will truly know.  We must always be prepared and have a bag packed that we can grab as we are getting out of our homes and heading for our safe place.  Your survival bag, will probably be different than that of your sisters or brothers.  That is okay because of you live close enough and have a mutual meeting place, you will be able to help each other out in this trying time of your lives.  Make sure that you pack the things that are essential for your families survival, and keep it simple enough that you can carry safely.

Make sure that you have a knife or a multi tool that you could cut something if needed.  A fire starter of some kind that would work best in your area, a tarp or an emergency pop up shelter to help get in out of the cold or dampness.  Some people might use a map or a compass to help them find the location that they are trying to escape to.  Try to pack some water, because not all areas will have water and it is an essential.  There are many things to consider when you are making your bug out bag checklist for your survival.