The bug out bag is a bag built to sustain the owner during a period of travel from an unsafe area to a chosen bug out location. For instance, you reside in town, but plan to get yourself out to a family member's farm if things go bad. The farm is just over an hour drive with the greater portion of that being on the freeway. The farm is 60 miles from your residence. If vehicle travel is available, the hour + drive would not even be a hindrance. Buit when things go bad, whatever has caused you to feel the need to “bug out” may also be motivating other drivers. Your route could be congested or even blocked. How long do you think it would take you to walk 60 miles unencumbered? How long will it take you to walk that 60 miles while carrying your supplies? If your main route is blocked, how much longer is
This type of bag is generally purpose built to sustain the owner during foot travel between two known locations, such as from work to home. If an emergency should happen while the owner is at work, or en route to or from, then the supplies in the bag would facilitate the travel to the safe destination. Planning for a bag of this nature involve knowing the distance between the two points and understanding the typical conditions involved with that travel. If your commute usually involves 30 miles of travel, you should plan on a minimum of 3 days of travel on foot. Your bag would therefore have to supply you with all your needs for 3
Doomsday prepper, survivalist, hoarder…. these are all things people think when you say I prep or I’m preparing for the unexpected. This is an explorative on prepping for my family so let’s get into it!
WHO? That is easy when it comes to prepping, I say I prep for my family and myself. How can I be prepared when SHTF if those who will be around me are not prepared? We do it as a family and make it fun so when we must rely on our preps we know what went into it and have a healthy amount of respect for the situation.
WHAT? That gets a little bit more complicated and I’ll try and make it brief. Well we start with
considering the rule of 3s. You can survive for 3 Minutes without air (oxygen). You can survive for 3 Hours without shelter in a harsh environment (unless in icy water). You can survive for 3
First off, the purpose of the 72 hour bag is to just sustain the owner for a short duration of displacement due to a temporary emergency. It will generally contain 3 days worth of food and water as well as 2 methods for making fire, some basic hygiene supplies and necessities such as a change of clothes, cell phone charger, daily meds, etc. The majority of the items in this type of bag are consumables.
•Poncho or rain jacket.
•Change of clothes and hygiene gear.
•Food. MREs, protein bars, jerky, tuna pouches, dried fruit, nuts, etc.
•Water. Several bottles of drinking water, or a canteen or hydration bladder. You would also want some way to purify or filter for drinking. Some possibilities are chemical treatment, filtration (such as a Sawyer mini filter or a Katydyn), Or the means to boil water to kill off any organics.
•Basic medical needs such as a boo boo kit, daily medications, etc.
•Money for incidentals.
•Cell phone, charger, possibly a battery pack.
Why build a bug out bag?
What is the purpose of your bug out bag? What situations or scenarios are tailor made for a bug out bag? There are many different designs or templates for a bug out bag, depending on what you will expect of it in an emergency.
Some people use a bug out bag as a 72 hour bag. If a disaster strikes, and they have to leave their residence for a short period of time due to the emergency, they have the bag ready to go. It will usually only contain enough basic supplies to support life for 72 hours. A way to improvise shelter, food rations for 3 days, and water supply for 3 days, any medicines you need on a daily basis, etc. Potentially an extra or dry layer of clothing.
Some people call it a get home bag and will use it for just that purpose, to get themselves home after an emergency such as a natural disaster or localized event. If you work
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