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Bug-out bag BOB/Go-bag/72-hour bag

Bug out bag

A bag by any other name is still a bag to grab to survive for three days. So the question becomes, what’s in it? Let’s take a look at some ideas and how they pertain to you and your life. The first question is “Where do you live?” What’s the environment? Terrain? Closest civilization? City? All of these things are going to play a role in what kind of bag and what you might pack in it.

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Is it better to purchase a bag already packed for you, likehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09CDCPCF9/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B09CDCPCF9&linkCode=as2&tag=keyinnerprise-20&linkId=2fa7ab010c57443032a7e7cce0bef7da">Emergency Survival Kit and First Aid Kit, 142Pcs Professional Survival Gear and Equipment with Molle Pouch, for Men Camping Outdoor Adventure (Green)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09CDCPCF9/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B09CDCPCF9&linkCode=as2&tag=keyinnerprise-20&linkId=2fa7ab010c57443032a7e7cce0bef7da">Emergency Survival Kit and First Aid Kit, 142Pcs Professional Survival Gear and Equipment with Molle Pouch, for Men Camping Outdoor Adventure (Green) this one? Or ahttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IG0ULDQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01IG0ULDQ&linkCode=as2&tag=keyinnerprise-20&linkId=92498d70d1a0bb7ae392fd7ea98659c7">ARMYCAMO Outdoor 3 Day Expandable 40-64L Backpack Military Tactical Hiking Bug Out Baghttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IG0ULDQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01IG0ULDQ&linkCode=as2&tag=keyinnerprise-20&linkId=92498d70d1a0bb7ae392fd7ea98659c7">ARMYCAMO Outdoor 3 Day Expandable 40-64L Backpack Military Tactical Hiking Bug Out Bag good bag alone and fill it yourslef? I like the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R3BVM18/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07R3BVM18&linkCode=as2&tag=keyinnerprise-20&linkId=d6bcaefdb746fce0c3071184eefb353a">Small 30L Rucksack Military Tactical Backpack Flag Patch Outdoors Bug Out Baghttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R3BVM18/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07R3BVM18&linkCode=as2&tag=keyinnerprise-20&linkId=d6bcaefdb746fce0c3071184eefb353a">Small 30L Rucksack Military Tactical Backpack Flag Patch Outdoors Bug Out Bagmilitary bags myself. I find them sturdy and efficient. I like the array of pockets and zippers and places to hide things with the waterproof features, adjustable waistbelt and radio pocket I just think this design is great. You can get it in a variety of colors depending on your environment.

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I live on a mountain surrounded by trees so I tend to go with these colors, greens and browns or light or white in winter. I find dark bags great for urban areas. Your goal here is to blend into your environment, think gray man here. You don’t want anyone looking at you twice or thinking you have supplies or can lead them to supplies.

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The Grey Bearded Green Beret has a great video on building your own ultralight bug out bag. Personally I feel like a lot is situational but a good base might be:

  • a good universal knife
  • firestarter kit (this can be homemade or bought)
  • light source (candles, solar light, flashlight etc)
  • water purifier
  • emergency blanket
  • change of undergarments and socks
  • paracord
  • multitool

These are all changeable but I think you get the idea. I have found great bags and tools at army suplus and thrift stores. Keep your eye out where ever you are and you will run into something you just have to have for your prepping. Every choice is personal to each of us. Sharing what works best for us helps other find what works best for them too. What is in your bug out bag?

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