A bug out bag is a portable kit that contains all the items you need to survive for a short period of time in case you need to evacuate your home due to a natural disaster or another emergency.
The items you choose to include in your bug out bag will depend on your specific needs and circumstances, but some common examples might include:
Water: At least one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
Food: Non-perishable food that can be easily prepared without cooking, such as energy bars, trail mix, and canned food
Shelter: A tent, tarp, or other portable shelter, as well as a sleeping bag or blankets
Clothing: Extra clothes and sturdy shoes, as well as rain gear and warm layers
First aid: A basic first aid kit, including bandages, pain relievers, and other essential items
Navigation: A map of the area and a compass, or a GPS device
Light: A flashlight, headlamp, or other portable light source
Fire: Matches, a fire starter, or a lighter, as well as tinder and fuel for starting a fire
Tools: A knife, multi-tool, or other useful tools for tasks like cutting, sawing, and opening containers
Communication: A portable radio or other device for staying informed and communicating with others
It’s important to customize your bug out bag to meet your specific needs and the potential hazards you may face in your area.
You may also want to include other items like medication, personal documents, and emergency cash.
It’s also a good idea to regularly review and update your bug out bag to ensure that it contains the items you need and is in good working order.