How to pack and keep a "Bug-Out Bag"
A Bug-Out bag's purpose is to allow you to move out at a moments notice--because YOU NEVER KNOW. It is more than a survival kit, and will help you survive while away from home. At our house we call it a B.O.B, and every member of your family should have one.
Step 1 Survival Knife Pack all items in you bag, remembering that each member of the family should have one for their own specific needs. If you have an infant of course you need diapers formula and extra water.
- A rugged backpack
- 1 or 2 quart jug or canteen filled with drinkable water
- Small firearm and ammunition
- Enough non- perishable food for 72 hours
- Sleeping bag
- First-aid kit
- Tarp - for shelter
I know my first preference in a emergency situation would be to stay at home. You could live quite comfortably for weeks at home even if the power were cut off. You probably have plenty of food, beverages, blankets, and such around the house. If not, now is the time to get them.
Step 2 In a crisis, it's difficult to remember the small stuff, like
Step 3 After you have assembled your bag, keep it handy and ready to go. You probably already have most of these items around your house, but when time is an issue, you want to have these items in a central location so you're not running around at the last minute, lowering your chances of survival and escape. This is where your B.O.B comes in.