Basic Needs For Bug Out Bags and Urban Survival Back Packs
Update: Make sure and check out our What Prepping Supplies Do I need Series here. I goes through all the supplies you need from bug out bags to car kits as well as how to proceed after you have all of this done. Getting started prepping is one thing, knowing how to continue without getting overwhelmed is another.
Preparing For The Worst
Bug out bags and get home bags are essentially the same thing other than their size, you want supplies and you want to survive while you try to get where you are going. With the way things seem to be going in the world today, being prepared is more important than ever. Some may call it paranoia, others call it unnecessary planning, I call it being prepared and peace of mind.
Think about it, if something happens from a simple car accident in the middle of winter or an earthquake isn’t it better to have a sense of preparation rather than panic as most others will do because you had the foresight to plan ahead?
And let’s say the worst case scenario, doesn’t happen and life goes on as usual, it is still helpful to have an emergency bag with you at all times (like having car insurance) because you never know what can happen. Your car may get stuck, or severe weather may affect your area. What would happen if you didn’t have power for several days? If you have an emergency bag, you may be inconvenienced, but you will be ok as will your family members because you did the planning, and you were prepared.
You have heard it mentioned many times on television, seen it on the internet. Bug out bag, always have your B.O.B. ready. But what exactly are you suppose to put in your bug out bags?
A bug out bag or get home bag is any some sort of back pack that has supplies in it that will be needed in an emergency situation. It holds essential supplies that can be helpful in a disaster or emergency. Even FEMA and state websites encourage individuals to plan and be prepared for any disaster. There are many tools available to help you prepare, and give their recommendations of what you should put in your bug out bag. [Read more…]