5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bug Out Bag

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My first bug out bag was a disaster. I crammed it full of random items leftover from camping trips, but I left out many crucial items and added many unnecessary items. One of the biggest problems, however, was the bag itself. I just grabbed an old backpack out of the back of the closet. It […]

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27 Useful Items You Should Have In Your Bug Out Bag

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Everybody has their own ideas about what are the most important things to include in a bug out bag. Different strokes, different folks. But whatever items you choose, make sure a lot of them are multipurpose items. Your bug out bag might not seem very heavy, but after carrying it all day, it will begin […]

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50 Items You Forgot To Put In Your Bug Out Bag

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50 Items You Forgot To Put In Your Bug Out Bag A bug out bag is never really complete. Not only do you have to rotate the food and batteries and make sure everything is still in working order, you also have to ask yourself two questions: 1. Is there an item that would be …

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How To Build Bug Out Bags For The Family

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There are countless articles on how to make bug out bags, but what if you have to bug out with your spouse, kids, and other family members? Shouldn’t they be carrying something, too? The answer is a resounding YES! The more supplies you can bring with you, the better (just so long as you don’t […]

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Bug Out Bag List – The Essentials You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

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Bug Out Bag List (essentials + more!)

By The Bug Out Bag Guide

We’ve put together a list of essential bug out bag items so that you don’t have to.

With our handy bug out bag list, you’ll be packed in no time.

Of course, this is just a starting point, and you can customize your bag further so that it is tailored to your individual needs.

As a good rule of thumb, a well designed Bug Out Bag should weigh no more than 30% of your body weight. Any more than this will be highly strenuous and will limit a person’s ability to hike over long distances as may be required by your survival situation.

This means you’ll want to mostly limit what’s in your bug out bag to the essentials: items that have a high probability of helping you survive a disaster scenario.

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20 Best Foods For Your Bug Out Bag

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When you’re putting together a bug out bag, you need to carefully consider every item. You don’t want your bag to be an ounce heavier than necessary, so it’s important to only include the most useful items possible. This includes the food you pack. You need to get […]

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17 Survival Items You DON’T Need In Your Bug Out Bag

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A while ago I wrote an article called 50 Items You Forgot To Put In Your Bug Out Bag. Several readers complained, saying things like, “How the hell am I supposed to fit all this stuff in my bug out bag?” Well, you’re not. The point of the […]

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This Amazing Tool Helps You Build a Custom Bug Out Bag

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This week I learned about an amazing tool that helps preppers design a custom, high-quality bug out bag. It’s an online interface created by eBugOut.com. With it you can select items and track the total cost and weight of your bag as you go. All the recommended products are personally […]

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