For those that don't know, a bug-out bag is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy two hours when evacuating from a disaster. It is also known as a 72-hour kit, a grab bag a battle box, and other popular names include GO Bag and GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) bag. The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival.
The suggested contents of a bug-out bag vary, but most of the following are usually included
Enough food and water to last for 72 hours. This includes:
Water for washing, drinking and cooking. Canada recommends 2 litres per person per day. New Zealand recommends 3 litres per person per day for drinking US recommends 1 gallon (3.78 litres) per person per day.
water purification supplies
A first aid kit
Fire starting tool (e.g., matches, ferrocerium rod, lighter, etc.)
A disaster plan including location of emergency centers, rallying points, possible evacuation routes etc
Professional emergency literature explaining what to do in various types of disaster, studied and understood before the actual disaster but kept for reference
Maps and travel information
Standard camping equipment, including sanitation supplies
Weather appropriate clothing (e.g., poncho, headwear, gloves, etc.)
Bedding items such as sleeping bags and blankets
Enough medicine to last an extended evacuation period
Pet, child, and elderly care needs
Battery or crank operated Radio.
Lighting (battery or crank operated flashlight, glow sticks).
Firearms and appropriate ammunition
Cash and change, as electronic banking transactions may not be available during the initial period following an emergency or evacuation
Positive Identification, such as drivers license, state I.D. card, or social security card
Fixed-blade AND folding knife
Duct Tape and rope/para-cord
Plastic tarps for shelter and water collection
Slingshot, pellet gun, blowgun or other small game hunting equipment
Wire for binding and animal traps
FIREARM - recommend a polymer pistol.
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