A bug out bag should contain all those materials which are needed for survival for 72 hours. The bug out bad is usually used in situations where you will have to evacuate from a disaster. Along with using during the time of disaster, a bug out bag can be used when you go for a campfire or trekking for two days. The Bug out Bag Essentials will help you to survive the period when you are away from home for 72 hours, says www.lifehacker.com. Here are some of the bug out bag essentials which you may need to keep for survival.
The bug out bag should contain a backpack so that you can put all the items you required for three days. Make sure that you select the bug out bag which is water resistant, comfortable, and durable and which has got a lot of space. If you want, you can select a plastic water container or a metal container. Each of them has got its own merits. If you opt for a lightweight container, then it is better to choose a metal container as you can boil water in it; also, the metal container is durable. It is important that you find clean water, you will have to stock it up. Water is much needed wherever you are. So, make sure that you are equipped with water purification tablets or lifestraw when you get clean water.
You will have to keep a fire starter in your bug out bag. Even if you are in summer, there are certain urban areas, where you might feel cold even in the summer. Also, you might have to boil water, cook food, etc. So, a fire starter such as lighters or matches is required. Fill up your bug out bags with essentials foods such as protein bars, MRE’s, trail mix, etc. Make sure that the foods that you are stocking up have not crossed the expiry date or have plenty of time before expiration. If you are stuck in an abandoned place or if you are camping at night, then it is necessary to have a flashlight for the immediate purpose.
Along with the above mentioned, it is necessary to keep a knife which can help you in chopping, cutting, etc. Also, it can act as a first measure of safety it any unnecessary circumstances occurs. You can use Bandana as a dust mask, which can carry the belongings and the major advantage is that it will not take up a lot of space in the bug out bag. Another most important thing which should be present in your bug out bag is the first aid kit. If you are in the middle of a forest or an urban area and gets hurts, the first aid can help you up to an extent until you reach a medical spot. The first aid kit should contain hand sanitizer, antibiotics, and activated charcoal.
Make sure to include another pair of clothes, superglue, Maps, and Radio. Radio is important so that you can keep the communication on even if you are in an emergency situation. The bug out bag should have all the things mentioned above so that you can take care of yourself for three days if you ever face an evacuation.