Dangerous situations such as calamities or emergencies come unexpected. For example, a thunderstorm comes to your place and you won’t have power for days. Or maybe you get in a situation where you get lost in the woods while camping and you need to build your overnight shelter.
Most people do not really know much about bug out rolls or go bags. They may have an idea about it but are not aware of the important things to consider. You must consider the most probable emergency situations you may meet when thinking of what to include in your pack. It is a good idea to go for a 72 hour bug out bag to survive for three days.
Read more articles about emergency situations and how people survived them for you to have more ideas. You have to consider many things when you plan what to include in your bug out pack. It is best to know the number of people who will be involved. Supplies for two persons can be packed if you live by yourself. For the whole family, each member should be allotted enough supplies. You can use a lot of smaller bags or put all your supplies in one large pack. Just make sure you pack everything you will need. Consider the environmental issues that your geographical location will bring. Remember these things when deciding what to include in your pack. Bug out bags have standard items and just place other items that you think you will need.
The most important item is water. Without food, you can survive for weeks but without water, you can only survive for a few days due to dehydration. Project giving a gallon of water per person a day! Filter straws or water purification tablets should also be included even if you have bottled or pouched water.
Next important item is food that can last long and has high energy content. Food that are small and easy to pack and can last for even years include energy and nutrition bars. You can also consider placing meals that only need hot water. Include also high protein foods such as mixed nuts.
Extra clothes are also needed. Aside from having to change your clothes, you might need these for other purposes.
If you have space in your bag, include also a tent or tarp. Two tarps can be prepared so that you can have something to lay on and another to place over you. If you have enough space, include a sleeping bag.
A complete first aid kit is a must for bug out bags. Bandages, disinfectant, tweezers, gauze, medical tape, scissors and other important things should be present. If possible, prepare also equipment such as small saw or survival knife to cut things just in case.
Check the contents of your bug out bag regularly and keep it dry. The area where you will keep your bag should be readily accessible. In times of emergency, be alert and grab your bug out bag immediately! Always be ready, plan for survival situations now!