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No one wants to be in a situation where they have to drop everything and leave in an emergency but given the increasing uncertainty in today’s modern world many wise people are choosing to prepare themselves in the event of the unforeseen.
Bug Out (verb) – to leave quickly
The majority of these people (myself included) are not fear-mongering paranoids but everyday citizens who have taken a rational look at the world around them and undertaken simple, basic steps to protect themselves by building a Bug Out Bag (BOB) and creating a Bug Out Plan for themselves and their families.
If you want to start packing your bug out bag, check out our bug out bag list (essentials + more!)
Sometimes individuals do it for fear of a big, dramatic event initiating an end of civilization cataclysm but there are a great many more common events that happen all the time that would make a well prepared person happy to have prepared a BOB:
This can be answered many ways. There are a wide variety of premade Bug Out Bags that are sold online and if you are not interested in individually picking out your Bug Out Bag essentials, they can be a good option. However because they are mass produced and sold to the general public they often do not account for variables that may make the difference for your locality. For example, you would want to tailor your Bug Out Bag essentials in different ways if you lived in an urban location versus a wilderness environment. The same goes for if you are packing a BOB for yourself or a family. Regardless of these variables there are a few simple rules that should be followed when deciding your Bug Out Bag contents:
Hopefully no one will be faced with a situation where they are forced to flee their home but as you can see with some simple planning you can take steps to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Always remember, chance favors the well prepared.
To get started check out our Bug Out Bag List (The Essentials You Need in Your Bug Out Bag)
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