34 Essential Items For Your Bug Out Bag
Imagine the following scenario. You are awakened in the middle of the night by the jolt of a powerful earthquake. Your house is leveled, but thankfully you and your family are uninjured. However, the roads are impassable, your utilities have been cut off, and many of your neighbors were injured or killed in the earthquake. The only thing you have to survive is what you have on hand, and because you are a Frugal Dad reader, your bug out bag. Unfortunately, this was a very real scenario for the people of Haiti. What exactly is a bug out bag? A bug out bag is a collection of basic survival gear that might be required in a disaster scenario, natural or otherwise. The actual bag could be as simple as an extra frameless backpack or duffel bag, or as elaborate as a framed ALICE pack or similar framed backpack. What About Bugging In? In some cases, it might make sense to “bug in.” What goes in a bug out bag? A couple rations of food (I buy from MountainHouse.com).