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What is a Bug Out Bag?

As the years have gone, bug out bags have become more and more popular. Especially now, with the uncertainty of today's world a bug out bag is almost as important in your home as a set of spare keys. For those of you who are new to all this, a bug out bag, also known as a B.O.B is a prepared bag that contains items and supplies that a person would need in order to survive at least 72 hours. A normal bug out bag has enough supplies to aid a person for up to 72 hours, although, some of these kits are designed to last longer!

What's The Purpose Of A Bug Out Bag

A bug out bag is a prepared bag that is kept in your home that holds basic necessities for a person to be able to survive up to 72 hours after a disaster. Its called a “bug out bag” because its intended use is for when you decide to “bug out” of your home. The focus of this bag is evacuation, rather than long term survival.

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Other Names For Bug Out Bags

A Bug Out Bag, also known as a B.O.B. carries many different names. Listed below is just a few of the most common names.

72 hr kit, battle box, grab bag, GOOD (get out of dodge)Personal emergency relocation kit or quick run bag (QRB)

Items You Need For Your Bug Out Bag!

These are the most highly recommended items to aid you through the first 72 hours of a disaster!


Supplies necessary to keep the human body alive

At least a 3 day ration of prepared non-perishable food, Water purification device I would recommend a LifeStraw as it is a small portable personal water filter 


A disaster plan that includes location of emergency centers, rallying points, and possible evacuation routes, physical maps and literature, Professional emergency literature explaining what to do in various types of disaster, studied and understood before the actual disaster but kept for reference.

First Aid Kit

(a first aid kit can contain multiple different items in case of injury)

Enough medicine to last an extended evacuation period, tampons, hand sanitizer, and medicine for nausea, indigestion, stomachache, diarrhea. 

Tools and Navigation 

Battery or cranked operated radio, lighting, portable phone charger, swiss army knife, multi-tool, duct tape, mini shovel, folding saw, super glue, small fishing tackle, signal mirror, emergency whistle, rubber tubing, trash bags, aluminum,  paracord, and a compass.

Shelter, Clothing, Warmth

Weather appropriate clothing, bedding items (blankets and sleeping bags), thick plastic or oilcloth tarpaulins to keep ground moisture out of bedding, fire starting tools, and camping equipment.


to keep yourself safe from animals or people 

Knife with a sheath, pepper spray, fire arms, ammunition, sling shot, pellet gun, blow gun, or other small game hunting equipment.