A Bug out bag is basically a big survival kit that contains all of the items you would require to survive after a disaster. A Bug Out Bag allows you to grab what you need quickly and evacuate should a disaster happen.
Most experts suggest that your BOB should contain enough supplies to last for at least seventy two hours. Since most major disasters can disrupt services and normal life for longer than 72 hours. Make sure your Bag is built to fit your needs. When putting your bag together take into consideration any special needs or items that you or your family might need.
These are photos of my wife’s bag. I choose a full frame backpack with an adjustable hip belt for her because of the distance she would have to walk if there were another earthquake and the freeways are shut down again. This bag is designed with the idea that she walks to a friends house one day, another friends house another day, and on the third day walk home. The car always has a case of water and she will add that to the pack before she begins to head home.
The bag includes:
Walking shoes and extra socks
Pair of Pants
2 First aid kits with extra bandages, tape, tylenol, and feminine personal hygiene items.
3 Flashlights, extra batteries
Matches and a lighter
Big trash bag
Protein bars and drinks
Can of soup (can to used to boil water for tea)
Spoons and forks
Fuel siphon pump
Deck of playing cards
Soap and Towel
Gold Bond Foot cream
Every BOB will be different so pack one according to what your immediate needs will be. With the change in the seasons, you should update and rotate your BOB items. I usually update hers when I change the water filters in the refrigerator.
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