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Get Your Bug-Out Bag ready!

One of the items mentioned when preparedness is discussed is the bug out
bag, or BOB for short. There are many videos on YouTube from different
folks detailing what should be included in a BOB. Instead of repeating
others on what should go in a BOB, I'll try to get you in a mindset of WHY
you need a BOB.

Hopefully you are making preparations at your home for some of the curve
balls that life throws at us sometimes - bottled water for when the water
supply is interrupted, extra food and portable heat for the occasional ice
storm, etc. ideally your home will be your "safe zone" where you make your
preparations to handle the myriad of things that can go wrong in today's

But what if you have to leave your home in a hurry for some reason? It's
possible that you may have plenty of time so you can load up your gas-filled
car with you carefully packed suitcases and comfortably drive down the
almost empty interstate.

Unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way. That's where a BOB comes
into play. The foundation of a BOB is usually a backpack. That way it would
be more practical to travel on foot with your equipment. At a minimum you
would have 3 days of food and water in the bag. A source of light like a
flashlight or candle is needed, plus a way to start a fire and a first aid
kit would be handy.

3 days is good but would more days be better, right? There is a point where
the weight is too much so instead of bringing 5 or 10 days of water bring a
small portable water filter. And for food bring a small fishing kit or a
way to make a snare for small game in addition to you 3 day supply.

This pack needs to be ready to go at a moments notice.