What is a "Bug Out Bag" and what items should be kept inside of it?

Asked: What is a "Bug Out Bag" and what items should be kept inside of it?

I asked a similar question previously and it got reported and deleted. I still don't know why. So I'm just being more careful this time. I thought military people would know since apparently it has to do with survival and defense.

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RUKiddingtoo Answered:
I think "Bugging Out" is when a group, say a MASH hospital, has to move quickly to get out of the line of fire, as when the front line moves. I only know this from the episode of MASH when they had to Bug Out. I'm not sure who else in the military would have to Bug Out or what specifically would be in the bag. Essentials I would imagine but I'm not sure what that would be exactly.



iSimplify Answered:
hmmm good question



RelentlessOne23 Answered:
A bug out bag is nothing more than a bag or small pack kept in your vehicle or in your ruck that contains basic survival material (hooks, line, fire starting material, food, water, ammo, emergency radio etc) that one can grab after you ditch all your other gear to reduce weight and increase mobility in a scenario where you now have to escape and evade.



C Answered:
It's an end of times bag for survivalists and for areas that have a high probability of loss of essential infrastructure such at "Tornado Alley."Instead of waiting the problem out in a bunker, the survivalist moves to a better location which could be a different state or some woods depending on the emergency.



Answered:
It is your ready stash of emergency supplies that you grab and run with on short notice such as in a natural or other disaster. What's in it depends on what you are preparing for, what is likely to happen and where you intend to go. Evacuating before a hurricane. Escaping a wildfire. Leaving a disaster area after an earthquake. Dam collapse. Nuclear reactor meltdown. You think about likely scenarios and prepare your getaway supplies before hand. There are plenty of sites with checklists to help you decide what you need.



gregorydittman Answered:
Bug out= Emergency evac. For example a hurrcaine evacuation.

Need? Everything you need that can be thrown in a back pack or trunk of car & survive with for a few days.1. Cash….. Power goes & there are no ATM's or Credit card machines to get gas or food. Always have Cash on hand.

2. Back pack to carry stuff in.
3. Basic survival items ( Change of clothes, First aid kit, Survival blanket, Canteen of water &water filter / purification tablets)
4. pocket Knife & a folding shovel would be nice.
5. Compass & maps of your area. GPS batteries run out…….
6. signal flares for car or shooting flare for boot or foot.
7. Food (Go to Ebay and buy some MRE's ( Meals ready to EAT) They are light, need no cooking or fire. Last for years. Again easy to keep in a car or back pack in a emergency. A can of SPAM & CuP of Soup Rommen noddles works tooo.

8. A cheap pre paid cell phone. You can go to 7-11 and buy a Net10 phone for $20. Keep in car for break downs or bug communication. Plus it is unlisted & has no contracts. Untraceable & ditchable.
http://www.net10.com

9. Weapon….. Protection in a lawless world is a issue. Remember hurricane Katrina? No cops, looters in the streets? A Gun & a box or 2 of ammo. Even a Hunting knife or Pepper spay beats nothing.
10. A survival handbook. Boy Scout handbook, Wilderness Survival merit badge book, Army survival FM. All will teach you the basics.

11. A Bic lighter. Cheap, disposable, costs nearly nothing. Yes, you can start a fire "the hard way." Why bother???????

Other than the gun. All of the above are simple & cheap to buy & have ready to go at any time.



CharlieFoxtrot Answered:
It's your grab an go pouch when the heats on. It has basic survival stuff to keep you going long enough to set up new contacts and arrangements for the long term. In one you might find a 45 auto and ammo, rats, water, first aid kit, nylon string, fishing tackle, knife, matches, etc.



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