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Bug-Out Bags

Bug-Out Bags: When to Have One and What to Put In It Part 1.

Bug-Out Bags

It's only funny till you need it!

It’s only funny till you need it!

I admit it, you may not know what I mean when I say Bug-out Bags. I’m as guilty as anyone of throwing out terms and expecting you to know what I mean. Then I get a question that makes me know there are new readers who aren’t sure what a bug-out bag is. It’s just a name for a portable collection of essentials that needs to be prepared for yourself and every member of your family.

When to Use Bug-Out Bags

When do we need Bug-Out Bags?

  • In natural disasters which require you to evacuate on a moment’s notice.
  • Imminent threat of a terrorist attack in your neighborhood.
  • Riots or insurrections in your area.
  • Prolonged time when basic services are out and you’re unprepared.
  • Government coups.
  • Alien invasions and zombie attacks. (Okay, so none of us want to think about those.)

That covers most of the reasons when you need to have your bug-out bag at the ready, although there may be other times. Floods, fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes are probably the most likely causes, although none of us can absolutely rule out any of the above in these uncertain times.… Continue reading

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