The Seven Must Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

The Seven Must Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

The Seven Must Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

For someone new to being a Survivalist building your first Bug Out Bag can seem like a big task. Everybody you read about has been tweaking theirs for months or even years and has a pile of gear built up. It’s hard to know where to start, but if you cover all of the basics in a survival situation you will still be much better off that 99% of the people.

 

A Bug Out Bag, (also called a BOB, Get Out of Dodge Bag, GOOD, or 72 Hour Bag) is usually designed to get you out of an emergency situation and allow you to survive self-contained for up to 3 days. A lot of people plan their Bug Out Bag to sustain them for much longer than that, but there is always a limit to what you can carry on your back and a 3 day target is a good place to start.

 

Here are the 7 basic types of gear you will need for your Bug Out Bag:

 

1. Water

 

It should go without saying that water is a survival basic for any situation. In a survival situation water quickly becomes the most precious commodity.

 

1 Liter per day per person is really the bare minimum. So your 3 day Bug Out Bag should have at least 3 liters of water.

 

To expand your capability or survive longer than a couple of days you will need a water purification system. This can be as simple as boiling water and iodine tablets, or a serious water filter.

 

  • You can use a Collapsible Water Bottle for extra storage.
  • Make water collection easier with a Backpacking Bucket.
  • Use Coffee Filters to extend the life of your water filtration system.
  • Find out How Bottled Water Can Improved Your Bug Out Bag

 

2. Food

For a 3 Day Bug Out Bag Backpack Meals and Energy Bars can be sufficient. Back pack meals are freeze dried meals that you just add boiling water to. They are light weight and last a long time.

 

Obviously you will need a longer term food solution in any type of wide area catastrophe, but for your basic Bug Out Bag backpack meals are a good set up.

 

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