Gluckstadt Ministries, Inc.
959 Woodbridge Drive
Madison MS 39110
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
folks detailing what should be included in a BOB. Instead of
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
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
possible that you may have plenty of time so you can load up
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
This pack needs to be ready to go at a moments notice.