|Posted by Joe Public on November 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM|
Ok, lets get started on the basics of a Bug Out Bag.
First of all, make sure that each person with you has their own bug out bag, that way everyone carries their own supplies. However, if small children are traveling with you, then we do suggest using a cart to put their bags into and push / pull it yourself, otherwise you will be making more stops to rest than you will at making progress to your destination.
Another quick suggestion is that you may want to invest in parts for building a large sized pedal car where 2 or more can pedal. This can save time on getting to your destination as well. Just be sure you add enough seats for the number of people traveling with you as well as a cart hitch to tow your supplies. More than 4 people? Then you may have to build a second pedal car or lengthen one car and add extra support so it can handle the weight.
Ok, back to the bag basics.
Now here is a basic list of what you can put into your bag :
Ok, those are just basic items, but I can give a few more that you can decide to add or not.
And most importantly.... anything that you may need that is not mentioned above.
Guys - Don't worry about your looks, so forget the razor and shaving cream, forget the deoderant, forget the soap, forget the shampoo, a comb is fine because its light weight and can fit into your back pocket. Washing off with water alone is still ok, just make sure its purified and free from radiation and other contaminants. Never use any deoderant while in the woods, it can attract bears and other animals.
Ladies - I know you may want to bring a lot of other things, but most of them will be useless, basicly its the same for you as it is the guys. Forget taking a razor, shaving cream, hair picks, soap, shampoo, deoderant, curling iron, hair dryer, tampons, etc. A brush or comb is fine, an extra rag in place of a tampon works just as well and can be rewashed. Cleaning with water alone is fine too. Never use deoderants or perfumes while out in the wild as they can attract bears and other woodland creatures. Keep yourself clean during "That Time Of The Month", some animals are attracted to the smell of blood and the last thing you want is to become dinner for an animal of some sort!
Extra note : Remember to bury your trash and human waste deeply and away from your campsite.
Extra Note 2 : Anyone who may be interested in joining me and my family when the SHTF occurs needs to let me know as soon as possible and we can set up a way and date to meet to discuss our plans.
Extra Note 3 : Anyone who may be interested in helping us obtain the land and supplies to build a shelter may contact me via email at [email protected] or go to my profile and private message me there.
I hope this helps you to decide on what to put into your B.O.B. and if anyone else has any ideas, please feel free to add your own blog about your Bug Out Bag Basics. Thank you all and please keep your eyes and ears open and STAY SAFE!