Bug Out Bag Essentials for Beginners

Bug Out Bags have many aliases: 72 Hour Kit, Prepper Backpack, Emergency Bag, Survival Bag, BOB, SHTF Bag, and a few other names I’m forgetting.  Why is it called a Bug Out Bag?  Google’s definition of the term “Bug Out” means to “leave quickly” which is exactly what these bags are meant for.  

Question:  Why is it important to have a Bug Out Bag or 72 Hour Kit?
Answer:  In the midst of disaster it is too late to start gathering supplies to evacuate. Gathering adequate supplies for you & your family takes more time and consideration than you might think.  Having Bug Out Bag essentials set aside in your home is recommended by Federal Emergency Agencies.  


What are the basics for a Bug Out kit?  




Bug Out Bag Food Ideas



First Aid

Basic First Aid


Humanitarian Hygiene Kit


Click here to see a list of FEMA’s bug out bag essentials list.

Click here to see a list of Homeland Security’s 72 Hour Kit


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