Getting Started en Wake Up, Stuffs* Happening! <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wake Up, Stuffs* Happening!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mr.BOBB</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/01/2018 - 19:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-1a.jpg?itok=WdA_iPnz" width="827" height="360" alt="WUSH Bag" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><sup>*Use your preferred colorful metaphor</sup></p> <p>For a while now I've been thinking about preparing for those fast happening emergencies that happen in the middle of the night after a friend of the family was woken out of a dead sleep in at 4 am by his cat. His house was on fire and he only had a few moments to get our of bed and collect his wife, 2 kids, and dog (the cat got out on his own, but was nice enough to give them a warning beforehand!)</p> <p>The house was almost completely destroyed, all of the bedrooms and the home office were lost. Photos, computers, office filing cabinet: all gone. The garage was where the fire started so he couldn't get to his emergency kits on the way out!</p> <p>Their cars were parked out in front of the house, but he ran out without the keys so both were lost to the blaze once the house really lit up.</p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-5.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="887" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-5.jpg" width="1444" /></p> <p>Talking with him about what happened, he was only in the frame of mind to grab his phone from the nightstand in addition to his family members, and only had about 3 minutes to escape before the smoke began to overtake them.</p> <p>This really got me thinking, how can someone be prepared for this kind of situation, where there is only 2 - 3 minutes to get out of harms way?</p> <p>This led me to a new concept: an ultra-portable emergency kit that sits next to your bed and is ready to go in a moments notice. We're calling it a <strong>WUSH Bag.</strong></p> <h2>Wake up, Stuffs* Happening Bag</h2> <p>We talk a lot about <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/bug-out-bag" title="Bug Out Bag">Bug Out Bags</a> </strong>and they are a really important preparation. But if you only had 3 minutes to get our of your house, would you be able to grab it? Most people don't keep them in their bedroom. Hopefully you can keep it by the front door but lets be honest, 99% of us keep them buried in a random closet or in the garage.</p> <p>Would you have everything in it you would need to restart your life if you lost everything?</p> <p>This is why a <strong>WUSH Bag</strong> is so important. Why? For a few reasons that we'll dive into deeper but for now:</p> <ol><li>It's next to your bed, in a night stand, or under the bed. Within arms reach from where you sleep at night.</li> <li>You can grab it and be out of your home in seconds.</li> <li>It's small: you can still collect wife, kids, pets, etc without it getting in the way.</li> <li>It has all the essentials you'll need to start your life over, and save you a ton headaches.</li> </ol><p>Lets look at that last part first, number 4, since it's arguably the most important.</p> <hr /><h2>What goes in a WUSH Bag?</h2> <p>We're going to go category by category first to explain some things. If you want just the itemized list scroll down to the bottom where its summarized.</p> <p>If you buy anything with the links we provide on this page we get a small percentage of the sale from Amazons end. For more info <strong><a href="/about-us" target="_blank" title="About Us">click here.</a></strong></p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-4.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="622" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-4.jpg" width="1135" /></p> <h3>Wallet &amp; Cell Phone</h3> <p>Keep your wallet at arms reach from where you sleep. Preferably also next to your phone and next to your WUSH Bag. This way you can dump both into your WUSH Bag quickly if you have to bolt.</p> <p>If you are so disciplined just keep your wallet in your WUSH Bag at night so it's one less thing to worry about.</p> <h4>Dumb Phone Backup</h4> <p>You can also do what we do: have a cheap dumb-phone from Walmart for $30. Look for one with a big battery with a long standby time. The old-style phones typically last for weeks as opposed to the couple of days smart phones last.</p> <p>Make sure it's a 3g phone cause 2g is no longer active. Be careful if you are looking to get one on Amazon, lots of 2G phones on there.</p> <p>Also throw an extra charging cube and charging cable(s) that match your device. Grab a <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">multi-port USB wall charger</a></strong> if you have a big family with a lot of phones to charge.</p> <h4>Backup Battery</h4> <p>We also have a <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">backup USB battery pack</a></strong>. It has multiple outputs and can charge our phones 4x. I only have to remember to charge it up 3-4x a year cause it holds its charge.</p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-8.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="480" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-8.jpg" width="852" /></p> <h3>Keys</h3> <p>Use EXTRA keys! Go to your local hardware store and get copies of your house keys. If you have duplicate car keys put them in there. If you need to get more made. This set should live in the WUSH bag and NOT be used on a daily basis. Put them on a key ring and on a lanyard so they can be found <em>quickly</em>.</p> <p>If our family friend had the time to take his car keys during the fire, he could have saved both vehicles before they were destroyed. That would have made their lives 100x easier after the fire.</p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-9.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="433" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-9.jpg" width="770" /></p> <h3>Portable USB Drive</h3> <p>Arguably the most important item in the kit, at least when it comes to preserving your past and your family legacy. This is the best, most least expensive insurance policy you will ever buy. Why? Because here is what you will put on it:</p> <ul><li>Digital copies of all of your family photos</li> <li>Copies of all the files in your Documents and Desktop folders of your computer(s)</li> <li>Backup copies of your: (If you don't have a scanner, just try to take decent photographs with a phone) <ul><li>Drivers License</li> <li>Passport</li> <li>Insurance Policies</li> <li>Deed for House</li> <li>Marriage License</li> <li>Heath Insurance Info</li> <li>Credit Cards</li> <li>Blank Check</li> </ul></li> <li>Backup of all important Phone Numbers: family, neighbors, friends</li> <li>Whatever other important things you can think of</li> </ul><p><strong>NOTES:</strong></p> <p>Don't skimp on the hard drive size. Get at least 4TB. You will eventually need the space unless your digital footprint is just teeny tiny. <strong><a href="" target="_blank">You can get an inexpensive portable USB hard drive with 4 or 5TB of space for around $120.</a></strong></p> <p>Setup a schedule to backup to it on a regular basis. Once a month at least. Set a calendar alert on your phone to remind you. PUT THE DRIVE BACK INTO THE WUSH BAG when you are done!!</p> <p>Put a piece of painters tape on it and label it "Emergency Backup Drive" and add your name and phone number in case it gets misplaced. Also put a piece of tape over the USB port on it just to keep water out as a backup protection measure. You could also put the whole thing in a Ziploc bag.</p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-10.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="300" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-10.jpg" width="600" /></p> <h3>Printed Documents</h3> <p>If you and the wife/husband keep your personal stuff in separate areas, then you might not be able to grab their wallet or phone on the way out. Have printed copies of their important documents and ID's tucked into a pocket of the WUSH Bag.</p> <h3>Cash</h3> <p>You will hopefully have your wallet with you, but if it's lost in the rush out of the house you're stuck. Put as much cash away as you are comfortable doing in the WUSH Bag. Make it a mix of small and large bills. Keep in mind that you might need at least a weeks worth of money, especially during holiday times where banks may be closed. </p> <h3>Medications</h3> <p>If you suffer from any sort of serious or chronic illness it would behoove you to have at least a weeks worth of backup medications in your WUSH Bag. It may take a few days to get a hold of your Doctor and get a new prescription filled. Don't take that chance or you'll may wind up with a hospital visit to boot.</p> <h3>Prescription Glasses</h3> <p>If you're like us, you can't see very well without your glasses. Toss an old pair in there if you can. Even if the prescription is a little old and the lenses are a little beat up at least it will be better than nothing. If you have a spare box of contacts, you can go that way as well.</p> <h3>Flashlight</h3> <p>This one is optional however it's a good add since the WUSH Bag is likely to be used at night this may be helpful, especially if you have lost power due to the reason you are evacuating the house.</p> <h3>Miscellaneous</h3> <p>You may have a couple of items you want to throw in there: snack bars, boo-boo kit, etc. But don't go nuts. The point of this thing is to get you out of the house and into shelter somewhere else, while making sure you have whats most important to you.</p> <hr /><h2>What Kind Of Bag Should You Use?</h2> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-11.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="665" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-11.jpg" width="1004" /></p> <p>A WUSH Bag is NOT a full-blown emergency preparedness kit. It is meant to be a grab-and-go kit. As such it should be very compact and easy to store and grab. It should have a strap to allow you to keep both arms free. Ideally it will have multiple pockets on the outside so you can keep it easily organized.</p> <p>We prefer a bag you carry like a messenger bag or a purse, meaning one strap you sling over your head and shoulder. If it has a handle as well that would be ideal.</p> <p>A small backpack would be acceptable if you already have one lying around but it needs to be small and not over-packed.</p> <p>We use a <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Voltaic Systems Switch Bag</a></strong>, mainly because we had it lying around but also because it was the right size. It has a built-in 6 watt solar panel and came with a 4000mah backup battery.</p> <p>Other good options are packs like the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">5.11 2-Banger Bag</a></strong> or <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5.11 Push Pack</a></strong>.</p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-2.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="697" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-WUSH-Bag-2.jpg" width="1443" /></p> <p>If you have something already laying around that would work then just use that. It doesn't have to be that fancy or durable. It just needs to be good enough to hold the stuff you need.</p> <p>Not to harp on it, but keep it small. This isn't a mini Bug Out Bag. You're probably gonna need to grab some other kids or pets!</p> <h1>The WUSH Bag Checklist</h1> <p>So as promised, here is the list stripped away to just the items you need:</p> <ul><li>Wallet</li> <li>Cell Phone (and/or backup Dumb Phone)</li> <li>Backup USB Battery and Charging Cables</li> <li>House &amp; Car Key Copies</li> <li>Backup USB Drive (4GB or greater!)</li> <li>Backup Printed Documents</li> <li>Cash</li> <li>Medications</li> <li>Old Prescription Glasses</li> <li>Flashlight</li> <li>Miscellaneous little things relevant to you</li> </ul><p>That's it! Go make yours now, it probably won't take you more than 10 minutes to get most of it organized. Grab a backup drive from Amazon and go get copies of your keys made.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="comments-main-title">Comments</h2> <a id="comment-543"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1532986193"></mark> <footer> <p class="submitted">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ben (not verified)</span> on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:23</p> </footer> <div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thank you for the article. I use a small gym bag for my bag. Part of the reason is I also have a pair of sweat pants, shirt, and old shoes in it. I don&#039;t mind escaping the fire in my PJ&#039;s but I don&#039;t want to stand around in them while watching the fire or checking into a hotel.</p> </div> </div> </article> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=199&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="f36bb618"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:44:04 +0000 Mr.BOBB 199 at Survival Skills <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Survival Skills</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mr.BOBB</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/shelter-diagram.jpg?itok=tBYjlC3c" width="827" height="360" alt="Survival Skills" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>KNOWLEDGE WEIGHS NOTHING</h2> <p>There are some fundamental survival skills everyone should know how to do but which many of us have never tried or even cared about. Do you know how to:</p> <ul><li>Build a fire (without using an entire newspaper for kindling)</li> <li>Purify water</li> <li>Tie functional knots</li> <li>Read a map</li> <li>Cook basic meals over a fire</li> <li>Sew or mend small or large tears</li> <li>Pack your car/truck with all your gear</li> <li>Get out of town without using highways</li> <li>Check the air pressure of your vehicles tires</li> <li>Check the fluid levels of your vehicle</li> <li>Treat basic medical needs</li> <li>Use a two-way radio</li> <li>Catch or forage for food in the wild</li> </ul><p>The list can go on and on. Its a lot to think about, we know. Don’t let it stress you out though. Learn as much as you can, at your own pace. The likelihood of something happening that would force you to use these tools in the short-term is probably very slim. But Mother Nature can throw a few surprises at us so we need to be on top of our game.</p> <p>Consider finding a class near where you live that teaches Bushcrafting or Wilderness Training. We went to <strong><a href="/product-reviews/byron-kerns-survival-school" title="Byron Kerns Survival School">Byron Kern’s Survival School</a> </strong>for a long weekend and it was a real eye opener (it was fun too).</p> <p>As we work more on this site, and build out our tutorials we will be able to give you more information about these topics. For the time being, do your own research and see what the internet can show you. Then put your new survival skills to use as often as you can. Its really easy to forget knots for example!</p> <p>For now you should join the discussion on our <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Facebook Page</strong></a> and our <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Facebook Group – Bug Out Bag Builder: 72-Hour Emergency Kit Support Group.</strong></a> There you will see daily tutorials on survival topics, and you can connect with a community of like minded folks who can help you get started or answer any questions you have.</p> <p>The most important thing to remember is to have your emergency kit prepared ahead of time. Maybe you don’t know how to use that new <a href="/learning-tutorials/bug-out-communications" title="Bug Out Communications"><strong>Baofeng radio</strong></a> yet but someone who does can give you a quick lesson during an emergency. At least you got one…right?</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=158&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="0e01eefa"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:35:04 +0000 Mr.BOBB 158 at Bag Organization <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bag Organization</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mr.BOBB</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-Bug-Out-Bag-Organization-1.jpg?itok=UwfLXDU_" width="827" height="360" alt="Bug Out Bag Organization" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The key to having an effective <strong>Bug Out Bag</strong> is being able to quickly find and take stock of the items within it! Resist the urge to dump everything in there willy-nilly. You should be able to find each item efficiently (even in the dark) without spilling the whole thing open or rummaging endlessly. Items should be grouped together by function. Bug Out Bag organization is an important step. Don't over look it!</p> <p><strong>IMPORTANT:</strong> Practice finding the stuff in your evacuation kits a few times once you have them stocked up, and go through them once a year afterwards to make sure everyone is familiar with what goes where. You may also find that your needs have changed, or that those snack-bars on the bottom have gotten old. This is also a good time to clean out your water storage rows as well, and make sure all your clothes still fit. </p> <h3>Organize the Inside</h3> <p>Time to think "compartmentalization." Have separate smaller sacks inside your pack so that you can use to group items together by usage. Having sacks in <strong>different colors</strong> helps you figure out which is which. The sacks we like using serve two additional purposes:<strong> compression </strong>and<strong> water-protection</strong>.</p> <p>If you buy anything with the links we provide on this page we get a small percentage of the sale from Amazons end. For more info <strong><a href="/about-us" target="_blank" title="About Us">click here.</a></strong></p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000OPPARO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=KC6OLPORBKXRTBVV" target="_blank"><img alt="STS Compression Dry Sack" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/STS-Compression-Dry-Sack.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Sea to Summit Compression Dry Sack</h3> <p><strong>Price: </strong>$25 - $45</p> <p><strong>Compression sacks</strong> come in all sizes and can be used to shrink down light-weight and bulky items like clothing and sleeping bags. This serves helps you save the limited space in your pack. What's cool about these STS Sacks is that they offer compression and decent water protection simultaneously.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B002IAMCPG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=AK2HKSZI4V4IWMIG" target="_blank"><img alt="Sea to Summit Nylon Stuff Sack" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/STS-Ultra-Sil-Stuff-Sack.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Sea to Summit Nylon Stuff Sacks</h3> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $12 - $19</p> <p>For non-compressible items you can use <strong>small zippered sacks</strong> or <strong>draw-string ditty bags</strong>. Get multiple colors and assort items based on color so you can identify what bag is what fast. If you don't want to get fancy, you can use Ziploc plastic bags, or make your own from extra cloth.</p> <h2>Water and the elements</h2> <p>The first step is to make sure you have a good <strong>poncho</strong> to cover you and the pack. This is the simplest approach. However, if its really warm outside that poncho is going to get hot. Also, there is plenty of room for the water to blow in from underneath and you and your pack will still get soaked. This happened to us on a recent hike to a waterfall in a rainstorm...after about an hour we and most of our gear was completely soaked, even with ponchos.Your second step is to purchase and use a <strong>pack cover</strong> which wraps around the outside of your pack. These are very light and easy compress down, so are easy to stash away on a small pocket on the outside of the pack.</p> <h4><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Ripstop Poncho" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Ripstop-Poncho.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Waterproof Ripstop Hooded Poncho</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $20</p> <p>There are several things to consider when buying a poncho. Most of the ones you see are cheap and have zero-durability. A <strong><a href="" target="_blank">ripstop</a> </strong>poncho can stand a few holes pokin' into it and wont fall apart on you after a few uses. You want <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>grommets</strong></a> (aka eyelets) so you can attach cord or bungees to it and use your poncho as a shelter or tarp.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003U92P9W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=7QIRZB62ZZYOOTHU&quot;" target="_blank"><img alt="Snugpak Aquacover Pack Cover" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Snugpak-Aquacover-100.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Snugpak Aquacover Pack Cover</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $20-$40</p> <p>For wet environments having an external rain cover could be a lifesaver. Especially if its brutally hot out and you don't feel like wearing a poncho. These are made with ripstop fabric and have elastic draw strings. Get the right size for your bag.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001Q3KKN2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=CXZHXZOL4FQV7A2P" target="_blank"><img alt="STS Light Dry Sack" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/STS-Lightweight-Dry-Sac.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $15-$25</p> <p>The cheap and easy way to weather-protect the inside of your Emergency Kit is to place a couple of heavy-duty garbage bags into the packs, and then put all your stuff into them. An other option is to use dry sacks. These are great because you can squish stuff into them pretty well, and they can float. 10L or smaller is probably the size you would want.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000BT80VG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=PEENN5O7KK5PQVGE" target="_blank"><img alt="aLOKsak" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/aLOKsak.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>ALOKSAK Water / Sand Proof Dry Bag</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $12 and up</p> <p>All your electronics, fire-making tools, playing cards, important documents should go into one of these bags. They are like Ziploc bags on steroids. Very durable. You can use touch screens through them. Local surf shops and sporting goods stores usually have these too, if you want to see them first.</p> <h2>Outside your bags</h2> <p>There's a zillion different options available for you to add organizational tools to the outside of your bag. The advantage of doing so is having easy access to those things you use frequently, and with some of the pouches below being able to effectively modify the whole design of your kit.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0086UBIJI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=VEQKQST4O5IHPTHV" target="_blank"><img alt="Condor EMT Pouch" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Condor-EMT-Pouch.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Condor EMT Pouch</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $16</p> <p>This is where you can start to take advantage of the MOLLE strap system if you are using bags equipped with it. This is a great pouch which you can add on to the outside of your bags for quick access. This Condor Pouch makes for a perfect first aid kit container.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B002ZU03LE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=INZHKRWBAQ6DPFTU" target="_blank"><img alt="Condor Pocket Pouch" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Condor-Pocket-Pouch.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Condor Pocket Pouch</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $13</p> <p>Another good addition to the outside of your emergency kit. Can be used to hold note pads, pens, money, ID, and all manner of smaller items. Some people make Every Day Carrys out of these. MOLLE straps on the back hold this to your pack or belt.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0068SYN5G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=AXWYXW6QM7SKGSI3" target="_blank"><img alt="Condor H2O Pouch" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Condor-H2O-Pouch.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Condor H2O Pouch</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $20</p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><a href="/product-reviews/maxpedition-vs-condor-h2o-pouches" title="Maxpedition vs. Condor H2O Pouches"><strong>Read our Review here</strong></a></span>. Here is an option for carrying a <strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001L8N5H0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=EQB44M73UIIFEGW6" target="_blank">Guyot Bottle</a> </strong>nested inside a <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001LF3IB6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=AR2G6JB2QRISVP3P" target="_blank"><strong>GSI Bottle Cup/Pot.</strong></a> You could also put a water bladder inside of it. Can also be used as a stand-alone day bag with a strap and some attached MOLLE pouches.</p> <h2>Attachments</h2> <p>In Buddhism, having too many attachments is considered an undesirable thing. In building your bug out kit, we say the the more the merrier. Take <em>that</em> Dalai Lama!</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000VU4VN6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=I7IGDTILF73U6WYO" target="_blank"><img alt="Blackhawk MOLLE Speed Clips" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Backhawk-Speed-Clips.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>BLACKHAWK! Speed Clips</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $10</p> <p>An option for attaching MOLLE pouches to your bags. Speed Clips are meant to replace the straps commonly used with MOLLE, and indeed they are quicker to attach and remove. This also helps with pouches which don't come with integrated straps. You may need a few different sizes to make your pouches fit correctly.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007ZCOO8A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=OIH52JTCQVJZKERF" target="_blank"><img alt="Grimloc D Ring" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Grimloc-D-Ring.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Carabiner Grimloc D-Ring</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $9</p> <p>Instead of using carabiners for attaching items outside you pack, you could use these D-Rings. They are light, corrosion proof, and sturdy. You can hang a pair of wet socks with these, or really anything you can think of. Not for use as earrings.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007A2XFYE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=FAM47YRXJDQNRHZZ" target="_blank"><img alt="STS Accessory Straps" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/STS-Acessory-Strap.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Sea to Summit Accessory Strap with Hook Release (Pair)</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $12</p> <p>These can be used to lash sleeping bags, tarps, or tents to the bottom of your pack. Variety of sizes available. You could also just use plain ol' bungees or rope.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007N6TF9G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=54SGQ3T7OCFBYWMB" target="_blank"><img alt="Tactical Gear Clip" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Tactical-Gear-Clip.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>Tactical Gear Clip - Multi purpose Fastener</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $8</p> <p>American made awesomeness. One handed lever latching system for when your other hands busy holding ice cream. These are perfect for securing flashlights, hatchets, digeredoos, laser cannons, and wizard staffs to MOLLE. Get a couple, you'll love 'em.</p> <h4><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B008YN0NN4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=WQAC3Y67NKYQQ2IV" target="_blank"><img alt="ITW Annex Clips" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/ITW-Annex-Clips.jpg" width="275" /></a></h4> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="display: none;">.</span></div> <h3>ITW Annex Clips 6/Pack</h3> <p><strong>Price:</strong> $5</p> <p>These are kind-of multipurpose clips which we use to attach some MOLLE to non-MOLLE items we have - for example, we wrap paracord around our knife sheaths and attach small pouches to them with these clips - as learned in <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>this great video.</strong></a> Thanks Mike! </p> <h2>NEXT STEP: <span style="color: #ff6600;"><a href="/learning-tutorials/required-gear" title="Required Gear">Required Gear</a></span></h2> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=105&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="59ee715f"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:45:54 +0000 Mr.BOBB 105 at INCH Bag <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">INCH Bag</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/07/2016 - 18:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-Im-Never-Coming-Home-Bag-1.jpg?itok=9lgExtlo" width="827" height="360" alt="Get Home Bag" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Duration: 1 week or More</h3> <h4><u>Use:</u></h4> <p><strong>Long-Term Catastrophic Emergencies: House Fire, Tsunami, Earthquake, Hurricane, Super Storm, Military Strife</strong></p> <h4><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Must Have Gear:</span></h4> <p><strong>Water, Food, Clothing, Tents, Tarps, Stove, Tables, Chairs, Sleeping Gear, Batteries, Lights, Tools, Cordage</strong></p> <p>The "I'm Never Coming Home" <strong>INCH</strong> acronym is hopefully not as bad as it sounds: eventually you should be going home. But what will you be facing in the weeks or months before? What will your house look like when you finally do get back? Is it a tornado that just ripped through your neighborhood? An earthquake or fire? Worse?</p> <p>If you lived in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and powers been out for MONTHS would you stick around? Do you even have the choice to leave?</p> <p>So in the event you aren't going to be able to use your house for a while, you should consider your long term needs - for periods lasting from 3 days or 3 weeks or even months. This is a bag or kit(s) that you will keep packed and ready in the garage or in a high and dry spot to be recovered after a flood.</p> <h2>SHTF = INCH</h2> <p>Most of our emergency planning revolves around those events we see happening often: house fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. Once you've gotten yourself set for those events, which tend to be short term disruptions of a few days or so, then it's time to step up your game and get a longer term plan in place.</p> <p>That's where the INCH Bags step in. If things have really gone south for you then having a kit that keeps you going for several months will be required.</p> <h2>Don't be a Mule</h2> <p>If you haven't already guessed, you will have quite a bit of supplies to carry about, in addition to your <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/bug-out-bag" title="Bug Out Bag">Bug Out Bag</a></strong> and any others you may have made. This may make your INCH kit very heavy. Some people can handle a 75lb bag but that's not the norm by any stretch, most people can only comfortably carry 20lbs on their backs comfortably all day.</p> <p>Keeping that in mind, consider how you plan to lug this thing around. Hopefully you'll have a functioning car, but that is very often a luxury not available to most...just look at pictures from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and how many cars were sitting underwater in peoples driveways.</p> <p>It's up to you how far you want to take it and what to include. Some folks prefer low-drag low-weight options. Do what's best for you, but use the list below as a guide to make sure you have each of the main categories covered. We don't include everything under the sun because we are assuming that you are using the other kits described in <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/choosing-bug-out-bag-bag" title="Choosing a Bug Out Bag Bag"><u>The BOBB Four Part Emergency System</u></a></strong>.</p> <h2>What goes in one:</h2> <p>Keep in mind: You will have to recreate your home with this kit. You will live out of it. So in many ways it's similar to what you would need for a camping or hunting trip of several days or more.</p> <p>If you buy anything with the links we provide on this page we get a small percentage of the sale from Amazons end. For more info <strong><a href="/about-us" target="_blank" title="About Us">click here.</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Shelter:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One or more Tents</a></strong></li> <li><strong>A few <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00AA6SX8A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=AMINIXL2HZVT2STM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tarps</a></strong></li> </ul><p><strong>Cookwear:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00005OU9D&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=PUR2HFAMTLURTZRN" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooking Stove </a>and <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007X7ISZM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=XTXO55DVI4ZY66LD" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Propane Tanks</a></strong></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0009JKG9M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=XTSGIIW2AWSA3MXW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Cast Iron Cookware</strong></a></li> <li><strong>All the Food you can reasonably carry</strong></li> </ul><p><strong>Base Camp:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0009PUR54&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=Z3KBIDPYZTTYQVDJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Propane</a> and <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00B0EZWCG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=7TVCVQQOTCWRRKJC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Electric</a> Camping Lights</strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B006H1ZDBC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=QKJFKMZOGEPIGK7K" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chairs</a> and <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004QCNUDW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=ZLNVC53PRIHXTNI7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tables</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001AIFLX2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=DJG7TRWZH4ALPP57" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hammocks</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00339NSJ0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=XY3GAGNC7DOHMTAB" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sleeping Pads</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00D1AJVHY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=BOSDGS3LXCU6JOZC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wool Blankets</a> and bed sheets</strong></li> <li><strong>Toilet Paper (Vacuum Sealed)</strong></li> </ul><p><strong>Tools:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00664KXGA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=EOXY2YA7BLK5R524" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paracord,</a> <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000CSS8UE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6P4DHPX5VXIME3SH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gorilla Tape,</a> and <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000FBPJ2S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6REKSQ3ZFBMPPC2I" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clothes Clips</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004WJGXAQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=E4CQNLWAEFMQ53XW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multipurpose Axe</a> and/or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Machete</a></strong></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000B8FW0Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6SRFAPJNPDJAUQDJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong><span class="a-size-large" id="productTitle">Lansky Dual Grit Sharpener</span></strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0038A05X6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6UOUY4N6FM7MK2ED" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOG Entrenching Tool</a></strong></li> </ul><ul></ul><p> </p> <h2>INCH Carrying Solutions:</h2> <p>Here are some ideas of bags and container boxes you could use for an INCH kit. They also illustrate what we are talking about.</p> <p><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000YV1XBA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=I7UJGKNXCHQU4SAG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Military Style G.I. Mossad Tactical Duffle Bag" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="425" /></a></p> <h3><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000YV1XBA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=I7UJGKNXCHQU4SAG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G.I. Mossad Tactical 100-Liter Duffel</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$46<br /><strong>Size:</strong> X-Large<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> Sturdy canvas bag with a waterproof bottom, padded shoulder straps, 3-zippered outside pockets, an inside security pouch, vinyl reinforced carry handles, and lashing gear rings. 34"(L) x 12"(H) x 15"(W).</p> <p><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007N6CGM4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=MBRW6QCTQ2YFYTMI" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="5.11 Tactical CAMS 2.0 152-Liter Duffle Bag" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="425" /></a></p> <h3><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007N6CGM4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=MBRW6QCTQ2YFYTMI" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5.11 Tactical CAMS 2.0 152-Liter Duffel</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$275<br /><strong>Size:</strong> XX-Large<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> This bag features HD over-sized wheels and bottom skids, rugged corner guards on all corners, double self retracing handles, a MOLLE/ALICE-compatible interior, adjustable inside loop-sided dividers, reinforced, rigid ends and bottom, lockable YKK¨ zippers, name tape and flag holders, mark-able name strips, foot studs with lashing pass-through, and a business card holder and document pocket. 40"(L) x 15"(H) x 15.5"(W).</p> <p><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00O5400W0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=DUYIKFAMWAVU7CBB" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="OverBoard Waterproof Duffel Bag 60-Liter" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="425" /></a></p> <h3><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00O5400W0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=DUYIKFAMWAVU7CBB" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OverBoard Waterproof 60-Liter Duffel</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$130<br /><strong>Size:</strong> Large<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> If being stuck outside for a long period of time is something you want to plan for, then having a waterproof duffel may make a lot of sense for you. Especially if you live in an area where precipitation is common and sudden or if flooding is an issue you may face. These bags can take short term drops into the water and can keep your stuff nice and dry. An added upside is increased insect protection as well. 26.5"(L) x 12.6"(H) x 10.5"(W).</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Rubbermaid 11920138 Action Packer Cargo Box, 48-Gallon" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="425" /></a></p> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rubbermaid Action Packer Cargo Box</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$30 to $130<br /><strong>Size:</strong> 8 - 48 Gallon<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> These are perfect if you have a pickup truck, trailer, or cargo shelf on your vehicle. Very tough, not the flimsy stuff that will fall apart in a month, designed by Rubbermaid to last. Weather resistant, stackable, lockable. Has divots on the bottom where you can drill in attachment bolts for semi-permanent attachment. Easy to store in the garage then toss into your Bug Out Vehicle.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Pro Tuff Bin" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="425" /></a></p> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pro Tuff Bin</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$70<br /><strong>Size:</strong> 53 Gallon<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> Much loved and well deserved, for these are true workhorses. Very rugged and weather resistant. Great to sit and stand on as well. Can be locked with 2 padlocks.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Plano Heavy-Duty Sportsman's Trunk" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="'s-Trunk.jpg" width="425" /></a></p> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plano Heavy-Duty Sportsman's Trunk</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$45<br /><strong>Size:</strong> 108 qt<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> Not as durable as the Action Packer, but it is half the price and it has wheels. If you aren't planning on moving it around non-stop it should be more than adequate for your INCH needs.</p> <h2> </h2> <ul></ul><h2>Next Step: <a href="/learning-tutorials/bag-organization" title="Bag Organization">Get Your Bags Organized!</a> <script type="text/javascript"> <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!-- amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0";amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true";amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "buoubabu-20";amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto";amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart";amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon";amzn_assoc_region = "US";amzn_assoc_linkid = "b9e15334a7bdf86145fe3d594dba33d9";amzn_assoc_emphasize_categories = "3375251"; //--><!]]> </script><script src="//"></script></h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="ea7b7d6d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:47:34 +0000 admin 15 at Bug Out Bag <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bug Out Bag</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/07/2016 - 18:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-Bug-Out-Bag-1_0.jpg?itok=Uhic5KUe" width="827" height="360" alt="Bug Out Bag" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Definition of a Bug Out Bag</h2> <p>A Bug Out Bag goes by many different names: Go Bag, Go Kit, Grab Bag, 72-Hour Bag, Bail Out Bag...but it all means the same thing: an Emergency Disaster Survival kit that will help you endure the first 72 hours after evacuating your home from a natural disaster or an emergency situation.</p> <p>A Bug Out Bag is meant to be deployed quickly, at a moments notice, so it is important to have them prepared ahead of time. They are not meant to be used for long term survival, rather for short-term periods, so they are designed to be small enough and lightweight enough to be carried on ones person or in a backpack.</p> <p><strong>They are not meant to replace everything in your home.</strong></p> <p>You should plan your 3 day bag more like you are going to be an uninvited house-guest to a friend or family member rather than an outlaw in the woods when putting together a Go-Bag or Bug Out Bag.</p> <p>However the kits we build will have several back-up plans, so should things go south you can still purify water, cook, and stay comfortable in the wilderness as a last resort. We'll dive more into that in other sections, since this tends to be beyond what most people need.</p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-Bug-Out-Bags-5.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="800" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-Bug-Out-Bags-5.jpg" width="1517" /></p> <p>Bug Out Bags come in all different sizes and shapes. The end result is up to you and what you need.</p> <p>The typical worst-case scenario: you are doing a little car camping. Spend your time planning for what's likely to happen, then dial-in the less likely once you have your basic kit together. It's too easy to get carried away and want to put everything you can inside of it, and wind up with a 70 pound bag that you can't even wear for more than a few minutes at a time without hurting your back or neck.</p> <h2>Why 72-Hours?</h2> <p>During an widespread emergency event it can typically take 3 days (or longer) for government groups like FEMA or first responders to arrive and help you out. You need to protect yourself and your family during this time when help is unavailable.</p> <p>If the event is man made, or bad enough that people start to act badly, it will typically start around the 3rd day. Those who live hand to mouth or are dependent on grocery stores always being open or being stocked will get nervous if help doesn't arrive.</p> <p>So when we are planning for the big events that effect not just our home but the whole area we live in, we need to think about several different important factors: shelter, water, and food being the primary concerns.</p> <p>Our kits will not only be good for those first 72 hours, but will provide continued benefits for longer time periods. You will only need to find a water and food source, assuming you can find decent long-term shelter.</p> <h3><img alt="Bug Out Bag Guy" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="334" id="__wp-temp-img-id" src="" title="" width="643" /></h3> <h2>What goes in a Bug Out Bag?</h2> <p>It's important to prioritize. Strive is to keep it simple and focus in on whats most important: Shelter, Water, Clothing, Food. Everything else is just there to support those 4 key categories.</p> <p>Everyone will have a different Bug Out Bag. Depending on where you live, and the types of environments you will find yourself in will dictate some specific items you should carry, but we have compiled the list below to be a baseline for the average BOB, and you can use it as a template to give you an idea of what items to look at.</p> <p>Certain things are must have items, but modify this list to suit your needs best. Not everyone will need or even want to start a fire for example, but it might be good to at least have that option available.</p> <p>If you are making more than one BOB for your family keep in mind that you don't have to have every one of these items in each bag. Several of them can be shared. Make sure the wife's and kids bags aren't too heavy! Strive for 25 lbs or less.</p> <h3><strong>** BEFORE YOU BEGIN **</strong></h3> <p><strong>The first and most important step: make sure you have prepared a <a href="" target="_blank" title="Wake Up, Stuffs* Happening!">WUSH Bag</a>, and that it is small enough to integrate into this larger long-term kit. </strong></p> <p><strong>If you haven't done this yet, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Wake Up, Stuffs* Happening!">go read this article</a> then come back here. </strong></p> <p>For a carry-all Bug Out Bag List, see our <strong><a href="">80 Bug Out Bag List Essentials.</a> </strong>We dive a little deeper into the type of gear you can consider once you set your baseline kit up properly in that article.</p> <p>Check out the <a href="/blog/gray-man-urban-survival-kit" title="The Gray Man Urban Survival Kit"><strong>The Gray Man Urban Survival Kit</strong></a> if you live in the city or suburbs.</p> <p>If you live in a rural area, the <a href="/blog/woodsman-outdoors-survival-kit" title="The Woodsman Outdoors Survival Kit"><strong>Woodsman Outdoor Survival Kit</strong></a> is for you.</p> <h3>But before we go there:</h3> <p>I want to ask a small favor from you.</p> <p>We hope you are getting some great information about Bug Out Bags so far.</p> <p>If you have gotten some value out of our site, please consider joining our mailing list.</p> <p>We will keep you updated from time to time and have subscriber giveaways.</p> <p>Thank you!</p> <p><strong>Coach Bobb</strong></p> <div id="satcom"> <hr /><!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --></div> <link href="//" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /><style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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For more info <strong><a href="/about-us" target="_blank" title="About Us">click here.</a></strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Paratus 3-Days Operators Pack</strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Kleen Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottles Review">Kleen Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottle (40 oz)</a></strong></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sawyer One-Gallon Gravity Water Filter System</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platypus Collapsible Soft Bottle</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Backpacker's Pantry 3-Day Meal Kit</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Esbit 3-Piece Lightweight Camping Cook Set</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Esbit Smokeless Solid Fuel Tablets</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 3 Pieces Ring Cutlery</a></strong></li> <li><strong>3' of Aluminum Foil (for cooking)</strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waterproof Matches</a> &amp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lighters</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pocket Fresnel Lens</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="/product-reviews/ultimate-survival-technologies-spark-force-firestarter" title="Ultimate Survival Technologies Spark Force Firestarter">UST Spark Force Firestarter </a></strong></li> <li><strong>3 days change of clothes suited toward season</strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sea to Summit Lite Line Clothesline</a></strong></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000FBPJ2S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6REKSQ3ZFBMPPC2I" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Clothes Clips</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Durable Nylon Poncho</strong></a></li> <li><a href="/product-reviews/rolling-fox-tarp-shelter" title="Rolling Fox Tarp Shelter"><strong>Rolling Fox Tarp</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001OPGV1W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=JKC7KAPWDXTWKK2I" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toothbrush,</a> <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001U52C9Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=RSV7OC7W7KD6PSFW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fingernail Clipper,</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baking Soda,</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soap,</a> Towel</strong></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00197S8M0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6O5U4Z7LGULBZTJX" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Toilet Paper</strong></a><strong> and Wipes, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Body Soap</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001DXCSSK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=JJLVS6FHJLM462GS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pillow,</a> Sleeping Mask, Earplugs</strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003Z3II6M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=3H7ZLT4RP4OAC6PA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMK UltraLight &amp; Watertight .7 Kit</a></strong></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Petzel e+Lite Headlamp</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Diamond Orbit Lantern</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00JHKSN4O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=A7RW6YJCQ4KCRLV6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eneloop Backup AA Batteries</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Important Documents <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00AOBHNX2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=HUATH7TYKYSVIWNN" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(Waterproofed)</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waterproof USB Drive</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">Hard drive</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" title="UST JetScream Whistle">UST Jetscream Whistle</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Signal Mirror</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Water Proof Notepad</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">All-Weather Pen</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0002H49BC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=DZEDHA73763UZ4R4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leatherman New Wave Multitool</a></strong></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Field Compass</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>103' 550lb Paracord</strong></a></li> <li><strong>Ziplock bags (various sizes) and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Sacks</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Maps of the Local Area</strong></li> </ul><h3><strong>Upgrades / Additions:</strong></h3> <ul><li><strong><a href=";u=1514539&amp;m=73744&amp;urllink=&amp;afftrack=" target="_blank">goTenna Mesh</a></strong></li> <li><a href="/product-reviews/baofeng-uv-5r-review-guide" title="Baofeng UV-5R Review &amp;amp; Guide"><strong>Baofeng UV5RA Ham Radio</strong></a></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00D2SQ6W8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=RGG2M34MXULN5ATX" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Voltaic Systems - Arc 10 Watt USB Solar Charger Kit</a></strong></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00KF4E83G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=YVCGJV3PJ2PW77FR" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Silicon Power Mil-spec Hard Drive</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004GALN0G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=IT5QINVAPGKRUX47" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ESEE 4P Knife</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0001IX7OW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=Q6K3RS4QLASYWIF6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bahco Laplander Folding Saw</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0097BAQF2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=RQ6KHGPQKY6R7NCG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MilSpec 3L Water Reservoir</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000RGPT8U&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=OMOBRQ5PEZ3CDXBQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wool Blanket</a> </strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B008UTB020&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=IX43MIGOHXWIPB6C" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Playing Cards</a></strong></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=waterproof%20headphones&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=SHIHFKD5HF6HPNHJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Waterproof Headphones</strong></a></li> <li><strong>iPad and/or <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00I15SB16&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=ZAAXDIO2OCYJKNE3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kindle</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Backup Dumb Cell Phone</strong></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>One Person Tent:</strong></a><strong> But ONLY if you can carry the extra weight</strong></li> </ul><p>One thing to note: Tents tend to be very bulky and heavy, so we consider those more to be an INCH Bag item, but feel free to add one if you think it makes sense for you - one suggestion is to break the weight up between packs if you can, put the poles and stakes in one bag and the tent itself in another. In any case, you should learn how to build several types of shelters with different types of materials.</p> <h2>Common Mistakes</h2> <p>Don't get crazy with heavy tools right away. The thing we see over and over again is Bug Out Bags with 4 knives, 2000 feet of paracord, an axe and a machete, 2 Cliff Bars, and a Lifestraw. Totally misses the point, since none of these things really help you in the world we live in today. Yes, things could get really far out but that's not what you need to worry about at first.</p> <p>Look back on the last 50 years and look at the natural disaster displacement events that have happened. More times than not people wind up at shelters or in hotel rooms but it can be days or weeks before the State or Federal Emergency Response teams can arrive on the scene.</p> <p>It's that gap we are preparing for first. You can plan for longer term problems certainly, but that's not what a Bug Out Bag is supposed to do. An <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/inch-bag" title="INCH Bag">INCH Bag</a></strong> is more appropriate for long term evacuation needs.</p> <p>Once you get the basics down you can dive deeper into your build out. But first start increasing your knowledge, your survival skills, your bushcrafting, then start packing for it.</p> <p>It's a great idea to have a wilderness pack, but it shouldn't be your primary Emergency Kit, unless you already live in the wilderness and would need to spend days getting to civilization.</p> <h2>The Bug Out Bag Builder Custom Bag Builder Tool</h2> <p>We encourage you to use our <a href="/builder"><strong>Custom Bag Builder Tool</strong></a> to assemble and create the perfect Bug Out Bag for your needs. We've populated the list with items we think make a complete kit, you can add/remove/change those items as you see fit within the app. The Builder Tool checks you out on or you can just print out the list and acquire the goods elsewhere.</p> <p><a href="/builder"><img alt="cta-bobb-tool_2.png" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="268" src="/sites/default/files/styles/homepage_promo_cta/public/homepage_promo_cta/cta-bobb-tool_2.png" width="670" /></a></p> <hr /><h2>Other Emergency Kits</h2> <p>There are other types of Emergency Kits you should consider having, and they are the other parts of our <strong>Five Part Emergency System: </strong>a <a href="/learning-tutorials/wake-stuffs-happening" title="Wake Up, Stuffs* Happening!"><strong>WUSH</strong></a>, <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/everyday-carry" title="Everyday Carry">EDC</a></strong>, <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/get-home-bag" title="Get Home Bag">GHB</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/inch-bag" title="INCH Bag">INCH</a></strong> bag.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>WUSH</strong> stands for <a href="/learning-tutorials/wake-stuffs-happening" title="Wake Up, Stuffs* Happening!"><strong>"Wake Up, Sh*ts Happening."</strong></a> It's an immediate evac kit.</p> <p><strong>EDC</strong> means <a href="/learning-tutorials/everyday-carry" title="Everyday Carry"><strong>Every Day Carry</strong></a>, and is a small kit to keep with you at all times.</p> <p><strong>GHB</strong> is a <a href="/learning-tutorials/get-home-bag" title="Get Home Bag"><strong>Get Home Bag</strong></a>, which you keep in your car or at your place of work.</p> <p><strong>INCH</strong> is a long term kit, <a href="/learning-tutorials/inch-bag" title="INCH Bag"><strong>I'm Never Coming Home</strong></a> implies your home has been destroyed and you will be without one for a long time.</p> <p>It's worth looking into having these other kits as well, since you may not always be sitting at home when a disaster strikes - and may be facing a long walk just to get home. Look at all the stories of those who had to evacuate NYC while at work during 9-11 for examples of how an EDC or GHB would have been helpful. </p> <hr /><h2>Some Appropriate Backpack Types</h2> <h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Kelty-Coyote-80-Backpack-2017.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Kelty-Coyote-80-Backpack-2017.jpg" width="275" /></a></h2> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kelty Coyote 80 Backpack 80-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$200<br /><strong>Size: </strong>XX-Large<br /><strong>Specs: </strong>Our favorite pack for most. Inexpensive, lots of storage space, well-built, low profile. Bottom zipper for quick access to sleeping bag. <strong><a href="/product-reviews/kelty-coyote-80-backpack" title="Kelty Coyote 80 Backpack">Check out our full review of the older model here.</a> </strong>Adjustable internal frame fits nearly all body sizes. Fairly water resistant but could use a <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rain cover.</a></strong> 420d polyester. 17"(L) x 34"(H) x 14"(W). Sometimes you can grab the older model for cheap <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on eBay.</a></strong> </p> <h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Bug Out Bag 5.11 RUSH72 Backpack" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="275" /></a></h2> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5.11 RUSH 72 Backpack 55-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$168 <br /><strong>Size:</strong> X-Large<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> One of the most popular packs for a Bug Out Bags - great price to performance ratio. Easy to use, easy to pack. Lots of MOLLE options to add stuff to the outside. Comfortable yolk-style harness. Reinforced webbing and stitching throughout. Water repellant. Hydration pouch. My favorite feature is the "shove-it" pocket to stash wet stuff or a helmet. 13.5"(L) x 23"(H) x 8.5"(W).</p> <h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Bug Out Bag Spec Ops T.H.E. Ultimate Pack" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="275" /></a></h2> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spec Ops T.H.E. Ultimate 40-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$200<br /><strong>Size:</strong> Medium<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> <strong><a href="/product-reviews/spec-ops-pack" title="SPEC OPS T.H.E. Pack">See our review of the older THE PACK.</a></strong> 100% made in the U.S.A. Super tough 1000D Cordura nylon fabric. Extra large zippers. Heavy duty stitching. Built like a tank. Holds all the gear you could want and then some, and wont fall apart on you when you need it most. High viz interior. If you are going to pack more than 30lbs into it consider getting the <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B002AQRJZQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=VJMYA4Y6MAOQ2D5X" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>T.H.E. Pack Frame.</strong></a><img alt="" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B002AQRJZQ" style="border: medium none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> 12"(L) x 19"(H) x 13"(W).</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Paratus-3-Day-Operator's-Tactical-Backpack.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Paratus-3-Day-Operator's-Tactical-Backpack.jpg" width="275" /></a></p> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paratus 3 Day Operator's Tactical Backpack 40-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$80<br /><strong>Size:</strong> Medium<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> Modularity at its best. A decent bag for a fair price. A great beginners pack. MOLLE compatibility, 3-in-1 packs, rapid deployment pack, and two pouches. Comes with a lifetime warranty. 12"(L) x 20"(H) x 6"(W).</p> <h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Kelty-Women's-Redwing-40-Backpack.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Kelty-Women's-Redwing-40-Backpack.jpg" width="275" /></a></h2> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kelty Redwing 40-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$119<br /><strong>Size:</strong> Large<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> The ladies version of this popular pack. Keeps weight lower to make carrying more comfortable. Not so huge as to knock you over, but big enough to hold lots of items. Works with <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001M0NUWM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=KQC5OQUUDZRL4AY6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kelty Rain Cover.</strong></a> 23"(L) x 14"(H) x 12"(W).</p> <h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Maxpedition-Falcon-II-Backpack.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/Maxpedition-Falcon-II-Backpack.jpg" width="275" /></a></h2> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maxpedition Falcon II 25-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$130<br /><strong>Size:</strong> Medium<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> <strong><a href="/product-reviews/maxpedition-falcon-ii-backpack-review" title="Maxpedition Falcon-II Backpack Review">See our full review here.</a></strong> One of the most trusted names in outdoor gear. Exceptionally well designed bag and copied by many other manufacturers. It can compress down to a small day bag size, or inflate out with 3 different levels of capacity. 10"(L) x 19"(H) x 8.5"(W).</p> <h2>Kids's Bug Out Bags</h2> <p>Your kids probably already have a bunch of back packs lying around so you probably don't need to buy another one for them, however keep the following in mind - make sure you have a dedicated emergency bag for them packed at all times. Not one that serves 2 purposes. Make sure it will be comfortable enough to wear for long periods, and not be made of cheap materials which could fall apart under heavy use. You may want to stuff a surprise toy or two in them - so in the event of an emergency, they have something new to take their minds off of the stress.</p> <h2><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004H0VX3M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=XT6D5BS7NSSK6FXG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Maxpedition Condor II" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="275" /><img alt="" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B004H0VX3M" style="border: medium none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></a></h2> <h3><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004H0VX3M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=XT6D5BS7NSSK6FXG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maxpedition Condor-II 30-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$140<strong> </strong><br /><strong>Size:</strong> Large<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> This is an epic bag. Forget the kids, you may want this for yourself! Just kidding. Its a bruiser, can take a beating and will last for years and years. It wont fail you when you need it most. Maxpedition doesn't mess around, you wont be disappointed. 14.5"(L) x 16"(H) x 9.5"(W).</p> <h2><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00M6SFQY4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=2E54PJSMFUKLRVID" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Lemonbest Wargame 20-Liter Backpack" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="" width="275" /></a></h2> <h3><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00M6SFQY4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=2E54PJSMFUKLRVID" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lemonbest Wargame 20-Liter</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price: </strong>$30<strong> </strong><br /><strong>Size:</strong> Medium<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> An economical choice. Its cool-looking, sturdy, water-resistant and has some MOLLE on the side should you need it. Get your kids into the idea of drills and practicing and get some fresh air and exercise while doing it. Make it serious, but fun. Kids can enjoy routines. 17"(L) x 10"(H) x 4"(W).</p> <h2>Packing for Men vs. Women</h2> <p>If you don't want to wind up like Quasimodo after a few minutes of wearing your Go-Bag, then its super important to know how to load it up properly. Men and women have lower centers of gravity than men so the size and shape of the packs and the distribution of body weight is different.</p> <p><img alt="Backpack Weight" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="" /></p> <p>Img credit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Load the bulkier, lighter items toward the bottom of the pack like a sleeping bag and change of clothes. These are also the things you wont need to have quick access to, they are more needed camp is already set up. Consider the terrain you will be traversing when packing your bag. For flat ground the heavier items should be relatively high and close to the body. Put the heaviest things between your shoulder blades. For rough terrain or steep climbs put the weight lower, this will keep you better balanced. Try to keep the heavy stuff in the middle of your back.</p> <p>You want to be comfortable walking a long distance with it on. Try to stick to under 30 lbs, you'll thank me for it!</p> <p>You can strap tents and tarps and sleeping bags to the bottom of the pack with lashes or straps for men, to the tops of the packs for women. REI has an <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>incredible article</strong></a> about this. Grab a drink and read it.</p> <h2>Internal vs. External Frames</h2> <p>One could write forever about the differences between Internal Frame and External Frame packs. For us, it comes down to a matter of choice. External frames do allow you to carry heavier stuff and keeps your bug out bag off your back during hot weather but they can be on the heavy side. Internal frames tend to be smaller (easier to stash in a closet somewhere) and usually have some sort of internal structural support anyway. Go to your local outfitter and try different types on, see what feels right.</p> <p><a href="/product-reviews/best-bug-out-bags"><img alt="The Best Bug Out Bags" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="334" id="__wp-temp-img-id" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-The-Best-Bug-Out-Bags-1.jpg" title="" width="643" /></a></p> <h4><strong><a href="/product-reviews/best-bug-out-bags" title="The Best Bug Out Bags">ALSO CHECK OUT OUR COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF THE BEST BUG OUT BAGS IN THIS BOB BLOG ARTICLE!</a></strong></h4> <h2>A Note About Weight</h2> <p><strong>Did you know that a gallon of water weighs 8.3 lbs? </strong>You need a gallon of water a day at a minimum for drinking and hygiene, so for a 72 hour Bug Out Bag you're looking at 25 lbs! That can effectively double the weight of your kit...and if you think you can hike around for very long with a 50 lb bag you need to do some homework...and a lot of preparation exercise! So you need to plan carefully for what you can reasonably bring with you.</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" class="table table-striped table-condensed" width="50%"><tbody><tr><td width="50%"><strong>Persons Weight (lb.)</strong></td> <td width="50%"><strong>Max Backpack Weight (lb.)</strong></td> </tr><tr><td>60</td> <td>5</td> </tr><tr><td>60-75</td> <td>10</td> </tr><tr><td>100</td> <td>15</td> </tr><tr><td>125</td> <td>18</td> </tr><tr><td>150</td> <td>20</td> </tr><tr><td>200 or more</td> <td>25</td> </tr></tbody></table><p>*Credit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ergolab</a></p> <p>There is an expression which states "Knowledge weighs nothing." If you know how to build a shelter, you don't have to carry one with you. If you know how to find water then you don't need to carry gallons of it. There are basic principles to Bushcrafting which can help you immensely should you find yourself in need of creating something from scratch. </p> <p>You can also build a <a href="/blog/build-rolling-bug-out-bag" title="Build a Rolling Bug Out Bag"><strong>Rolling Bug Out Bag using this guide.</strong></a></p> <p>And no...McGyver can't help you.The bags you choose should be appropriate size for each persons body - even the little ones and pets get a bug out bag. That's right Scraps, <strong><a href="" target="_blank">no free rides</a> </strong>(Woof!) Many duplicate items need not be carried in each and every bag and can be distributed and shared: i.e. some kitchen items, tools, tents, etc.</p> <h2>Operations Security (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPSEC</a>)</h2> <p><img alt="" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/loose-tweets.jpg" /></p> <p>Another thing to consider when deciding what type of packs and gear to carry: if civil unrest is part of your bug out considerations, then having a tricked-out tactical backpack which screams "prepper" may attract trouble. In those situations its probably best to look like you have no idea what you are doing, like the rest of us! Keep the important things as well hidden as you can, so someone less honest than yourself doesn't help themselves to your emergency kit. If none of this bothers you then go for tactical backpacks over camping because they include the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">MOLLE strap</a> </strong>system on the outside and you can gear-up like crazy and are usually extremely durable.</p> <h2>History</h2> <p>In case you were wondering where the term "Bug Out" came from; it very likely started during WWII but became popular during the Korean War (1950-1953.)</p> <p>Some sources claim the original idea came from cartoons in the 1930?s, some say t's a term originating with the British, but it has always implied the "disorderly flight of bugs when discovered, particularly their scattering if several are discovered at one, such as under a rock or can."(<strong><a href="" target="_blank">*</a></strong>)</p> <p>There was "The Big Bug Out" during the November to December retreat of 1950 when the Chinese openly intervened during the Korean War, and routed the US Army and Marines under the command of General MacArthur. The US Army was hit hard during the battle of the Ch'ongCh'on River, and the South Korean troops that accompanied the 8th Army and X Corps fell apart quickly, and ran for the hills asa soon as they engaged the Chinese. The US troops didn't like that much and the term "Bug Out" was coined.</p> <p>So applying that idea to our Emergency Kits, we can see that the term fits well in terms of the retreating from danger idea, but it's our hope that these tutorials will help you be a little more prepared than a scattering insect should the need arise :)</p> <p>We prefer the term "Bug Out Bag" to the also commonly used "Go Bag" for a few reasons: partly because it's got a nice ring to it, but mostly because it conveys the sense of urgency which would surround t's needed purpose in a better, more descriptive way. A "Go Bag" could be something you take with you almost anywhere, but a "Bug Out Bag" means things aren't looking so great, and it's time to split!</p> <h2>Next Step: <a bags="" href="/learning-tutorials/inch-bag" inch="" title="INCH Bag"><span color:="" style="">Build An INCH Bag</span></a></h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=14&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="6e4a649c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:46:04 +0000 admin 14 at Get Home Bag <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Get Home Bag</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/07/2016 - 18:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-Get-Home-Bag-1.jpg?itok=Pk5F5B-O" width="827" height="360" alt="Items that go inside of a Get Home Bag" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Duration: 24 Hours</h3> <h4><u>Use:</u></h4> <p><strong>Away From Home Emergencies: Storms, Tornado, Power Outage, Flood, Biological, Radiological, Chemical, or Terrorist Incidents</strong></p> <h4><u>Must Have Gear:</u></h4> <p><strong>Water, Food, Clothing, Lighting, Fire Making, Weather Protection, Visibility Gear, Games or Distractions, Maps, Sleeping Kit</strong></p> <h2><strong>What is a Get Home Bag?</strong></h2> <p>A Get Home Bag is meant to protect you when away from home. Think of it as a 24 Hour Bug Out Bag. However unlike a <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/bug-out-bag" title="Bug Out Bag">72 Hour Bag</a></strong>, a Get Home Bag is meant to be compact and help you for a shorter duration.</p> <p>At a minimum it should provide you with water, snacks, and a change of clothing. You should have a dust mask and goggles. You should have items that would make it more comfortable to sleep if you wind up on a floor somewhere. If you have the space then add harsh environment protection and an <a href="/learning-tutorials/pandemics" title="Pandemics"><strong>outbreak kit</strong></a>.</p> <p>Generally a Get Home Bag is kept in a car or truck. Some people keep one at their job. If you are a bus or train commuter then this might be your only option.</p> <p>Don't go overboard! It is easy to get carried away and try to make a Get Home Bag a full-blown Bug Out Bag. Avoid this temptation if possible. You want your GHB to be lightweight and low drag, so you can stay maneuverable. We'll discuss why a little bit later.</p> <h2>What Should A Get Home Bag Do?</h2> <p>The name gives you an idea, it is supposed to get you back to your home, back to your family. It's not meant to be a deep woods survival kit (unless that is what you would need it to be in order to get home.)</p> <p>Get Home Bags are meant for sudden, unexpected events that may leave you stranded far from home. Two such scenarios seem the most relevant: a large scale terrorist attack (ie. 9-11) or <strong><a href="">giant solar flare which sends an Electro Magnetic Pulse</a></strong>, knocking out power for hundreds of miles around. A biological or chemical attack, a train carrying toxic chemicals, and explosion at a nearby plant; all of these could cause sudden area wide evacuation events.</p> <p>In both scenarios the only transportation that available to people will be their feet. So getting back to the bag weight, make sure not to exceed 20 lbs if possible, and practice hiking with it a few times to see how it feels and how your body reacts.</p> <h2>The Best Get Home Bags</h2> <p>Here is a list of the bags we think are the best types to make a Get Home Bag with. If you already have something at home, great, use that. Just make sure it is sturdy though, and not going to fall apart on you when you need it most! If you buy anything with the links we provide on this page we get a small percentage of the sale from Amazons end. For more info <strong><a href="/about-us" target="_blank" title="About Us">click here.</a></strong></p> <h2><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000H8250S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=OGPWBKSGTAHWM5KS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="High Sierra Loop Backpack" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/High-Sierra-Loop-Backpack.jpg" /><img alt="" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B000H8250S" style="border: medium none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></a></h2> <h3><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000H8250S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=OGPWBKSGTAHWM5KS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Sierra Loop</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price:</strong> $29<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> This is an amazing pack with tons of features you wouldn't see until much higher prices. The best value we've seen in any pack. This can also make a fantastic BOB for most folks. The loops on the bottom are so handy and the strap design is perfect. One of our favorites.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Condor-Compact-Assault-Pack.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/review_header/2016-10/Condor-Compact-Assault-Pack.jpg" width="275" /></a></p> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Condor Compact Assault Pack</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price:</strong> $60<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> A strong mid-grade tactical pack that offers a ton of features and storage options. MOLLE attachments allow expansion outside if desired. Hydration pouch built-in. Capable of carrying a ton of gear, or cinched down if lighter loads are desired. </p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="511-Rapid-Quad-Zip-Pack.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/images/511-Rapid-Quad-Zip-Pack.jpg" width="275" /></a></p> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5.11 Rapid Quad Zip Pack</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price:</strong> $90<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> Lightweight yet durable, the Rapid Quad gives you the best of the tactical packs while not attracting a lot of attention. Roomy enough to carry everything you'd need, with expasnsion options on the outside thanks to MOLLE tie-downs.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="511-Covrt18-Backpack.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/review_header/2016-10/511-Covrt18-Backpack.jpg" width="275" /></a></p> <h3><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5.11 Covrt 18 Backpack</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price:</strong> $129<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> <strong><a href="/product-reviews/511-covrt-18-backpack" title="5.11 COVRT 18 Backpack">See our full review here</a></strong>. A tactical pack in civilian clothing. MOLLE hides on the inside. Hydration bladder ready. Padded laptop sleeve. Lots of admin options. Very comfortable yolk-style straps.</p> <h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Vertx-EDC-Gamut-Backpack.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="275" src="/sites/default/files/review_header/2016-10/Vertx-EDC-Gamut-Backpack.jpg" width="275" /></a><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DGK1O3S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=LIPGUT5SEM5LJPPK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00DGK1O3S" style="border: medium none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></a></h2> <h3><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DGK1O3S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=LIPGUT5SEM5LJPPK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertx EDC Gamut Pack</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price:</strong> $199<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> One of our favorite packs of all time. Incredibly well built: durable, excellent design, smartly laid out. Velco lining along the inside allows you to customize the layout as you see fit. Low profile colors keep people uninterested, especially the Bracken color.</p> <h2>What goes in it:</h2> <ul><li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petzl Tikka+ Headlamp</a></strong></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Baofeng UV5RA Two Way Radio</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>USB Smart Charger Cable for BaoFeng</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Knife</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer</strong></a></li> <li><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007JM29CE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=5SA7QEFMWAPSOBSM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Badger SPF 35 Sunscreen</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lava Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001OPGV1W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=IM35VXKCXU3XOZ3B" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toothbrush</a>, toothpaste, deodorant</strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coleman Biowipes</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Camper's Toilet Paper</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LifeStraw Go Water Bottle</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2-Liter Hydration Bladder</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0033TYF2E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=CXQKSORK6NL5MTUG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4 Snack Bars</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0033TYF2E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=CXQKSORK6NL5MTUG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set</a></strong></li> <li><strong>A pair of <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000XIFUZ4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=2TTP3IPN4YHNSD6E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">socks,</a> pants, shirt, and underwear in a <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000OPPARO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=ONVTDXOR4KCYAHXP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">compression sack</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Extra pair of prescription glasses and/or sunglasses</strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00029R7PK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=MQ4RAWGFDA77IBSR" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poncho (Nylon Rip-Stop)</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0062ESUOQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=SIDWOEZA3BPWWX6O" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Visibility Reflective Vest</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004NBZLJ2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=ITFZFKJYIBKDCDG4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cyalume Light Sticks</a></strong></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SOS Emergency Food Bar</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Solar Charger 10000mAh Battery</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rolling Fox Tarp 12' x 9'</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>UST Jetscream Micro Whistle</strong></a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>UST Marine Micro StarFlash Mirror</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emergency Mylar Thermal Blanket</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Small paperback novel, <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B009GSDNMY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=XXNFSJYPBSIMI7CR" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">playing cards</a>, something to pass time</strong></li> <li><strong>Map(s) of local area</strong></li> </ul><h3>Upgrades / Additions:</h3> <ul><li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00664KXGA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=UOMEKVNBIV7A2BZE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 Feet of 550 Paracord</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003SNHSUG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=YRYCFDSXRK6XE3KC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ESEE Izula Knife</a></strong></li> <li><a href="/learning-tutorials/prepare/pandemics" title="Pandemics"><strong>Pandemic Kit</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000WXX0JS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=OYVV5PHR3OE6X7TK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMK SOL Emergency Bivvy</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00C3ZCNFU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=P26TJ7FNLUZ33DZ5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UST SplashFlash LED Light</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00AHOUR9S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=ZHLYJ2BNOP233ARX" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boonie Hat</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Work Gloves</strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=waterproof%20lighter&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;sprefix=waterproof%20li%2Caps&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=WL4VE3LBB3YD2G5G" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waterproof Lighter</a></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <h2>Next Step: <span style="color: #ff6600;"><a href="/learning-tutorials/bug-out-bag" title="Bug Out Bag">Build A Bug Out Bag</a></span></h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=13&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="443f25c9"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:45:18 +0000 admin 13 at Everyday Carry <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Everyday Carry</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/07/2016 - 18:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-Everyday-Carry-2.jpg?itok=M9zVLIQb" width="827" height="360" alt="Everyday Carry" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Duration: 12 - 24 Hours</h3> <h4><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Use:</span></h4> <p><strong>Away From Home Emergencies: Electrical Storm, Tornado, Power Outage, Minor Injury, Biological, Radiological, Chemical, or Terrorist Inciden</strong>t</p> <h4><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Must Have Gear:</span></h4> <p><strong>Flashlights, Cash, Multitool, Knife, Face Mask, Rubber Gloves, Ear-Plugs, Medications, Water Bag, Water Purification Tabs, Signal Mirror and Whistle, USB Drive w/ Important Data</strong></p> <p>Emergencies don't always hit when we are sitting at home just after dinner with the nightly news on. You should be prepared to face extreme difficulties away from home - and have these items along to help you get back to it.</p> <p>What would you do if you are in the city when a bomb goes off downtown - stopping all the trains and vehicle traffic in and out? A nuclear facility nearby has a complete meltdown, and radiation leaks into the surrounding area? A train carrying toxic chemicals derails and burns next to your office? Your vehicle breaks down at night and you are miles from the nearest town and your cell phone has no signal?</p> <p>For all these and countless other reasons you need a small kit which can assist you for <strong>12 hours.</strong> We designed this Everyday Carry for those who commute back and forth to work by train or bus and who carry a backpack, purse, or briefcase. If you drive a vehicle and are never far away from it, you can incorporate these items into a <a href="/learning-tutorials/get-home-bag" title="Get Home Bag"><strong>Get Home Bag</strong></a> discussed in the next article.</p> <h2><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B002DAHO0Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6SJSWQ5JL74TI73D" target="_blank"><img alt="Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer" border="0" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Maxpedition-E.D.C.-Pocket-Organizer.jpg" /><img alt="" border="0" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B002DAHO0Y" style="border: medium none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></a></h2> <h3><a href="/product-reviews/maxpedition-edc-pocket-organizer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=" Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer">Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer</a></h3> <p><strong>Typical Price:</strong> $20<br /><strong>Specs:</strong> This little guy is only 7" x 5" but can hold a TON of stuff. It's a mini-<strong>BOB</strong>! Lots of built-in straps to compartmentalize. You can stuff it with the gear below and have it near your person at all times. Covers you for lighting, water collection and purification, environmental problems, medication, all your important documents and so much more.</p> <p>If you want something a little bit bigger, take a look at the Maxpedition <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fatty</a></strong> or <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beefy</a></strong> Organizers too. </p> <h2>What goes in it:</h2> <p>If you are getting everything from scratch, the basic kit outlined below will run you about $220 with the items listed below. If you would like to use this list as a basic guide, you can customize it with our <strong><a href="">Bag Builder Tool.</a></strong> If you just want to dump this list of product into Amazon and sort it our there, then <strong><a href=";ASIN.1=B007BKL6G4&amp;Quantity.1=1&amp;ASIN.2=B00LXPKCMM&amp;Quantity.2=1&amp;ASIN.3=B00LZ4TST4&amp;Quantity.3=1&amp;ASIN.4=B004PZQKKA&amp;Quantity.4=1&amp;ASIN.5=B00BQM0UEM&amp;Quantity.5=1&amp;ASIN.6=B001E103CY&amp;Quantity.6=1&amp;ASIN.7=B000GOZXA2&amp;Quantity.7=1&amp;ASIN.8=B003YCOMG4&amp;Quantity.8=1&amp;ASIN.9=B00FB7Y1PC&amp;Quantity.9=1&amp;ASIN.10=B00LIS6NZO&amp;Quantity.10=1&amp;ASIN.11=B003YKX6WM&amp;Quantity.11=1&amp;ASIN.12=B01KPUUILA&amp;Quantity.12=1&amp;ASIN.13=B00UTK5PJW&amp;Quantity.13=1&amp;ASIN.14=B01CPE2VS2&amp;Quantity.14=1&amp;ASIN.15=B0030IRKHK&amp;Quantity.15=1&amp;ASIN.16=B004TORQ5A&amp;Quantity.16=1&amp;ASIN.17=B00GG19KWQ&amp;Quantity.17=1&amp;ASIN.18=B0052CEFMU&amp;Quantity.18=1&amp;ASIN.19=B00K02HGVE&amp;Quantity.19=1&amp;ASIN.20=B000CSS8UE&amp;Quantity.20=1&amp;ASIN.21=B000QRFN2W&amp;Quantity.21=1&amp; rel=" nofollow="">use this link and it will put in into your cart.</a></strong> If you buy anything with the links we provide on this page we get a small percentage of the sale from Amazons end. For more info <strong><a href="/about-us" target="_blank" title="About Us">click here.</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-1.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="303" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-1.jpg" width="827" /></p> <ul><li><strong><strong><a href="/product-reviews/gerber-dime-multitool" title="Gerber Dime Multitool">Gerber Dime Micro Tool</a> $20</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00LXPKCMM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=5724VPZ5HFWXJLOX" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit Card Survival Pocket Tool</a> $5</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00LZ4TST4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=3IEVXLCW36S4UZZZ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fenix E05 85 Lumen LED Key Chain Flashlight</a> $20</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004PZQKKA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=QFF4FXBQ5ZCDUE7A" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energizer LED Keychain Light</a> $9</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Spare AAA <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00JHKSMIG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=3GX27HYTI6GO7OW7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eneloop</a> battery $2</strong></strong></li> </ul><p><strong><img alt="Bug Out Bag Builder Everyday Carry EDC" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="303" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-2.jpg" width="827" /></strong></p> <ul><li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00BQM0UEM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=PJC64DLFEBPGSGJQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rite in the Rain Notebook</a> $15</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001E103CY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=VG6W54G27GQ6JDMB" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fisher Space Pen</a> $15</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000GOZXA2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=CLLOSNCBE3BRFZ7V" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sharpie Mini</a> $2</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USB Flash Drive</a> with Important Documents / ID's $10</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00FB7Y1PC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=W7B7PBZM2FQH5HM7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UST JetScream Micro Whistle</a> $6</strong></strong></li> </ul><p><strong><img alt="Bug Out Bag Builder Everyday Carry EDC" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="303" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-3.jpg" width="827" /></strong></p> <ul><li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00LIS6NZO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=Y5QAGIAZSQKBKD23" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OREI Ultra Slim Aluminum External Battery</a> $20</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003YKX6WM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=P7T6P5V2ZTQAWITX" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini 6" USB Cable</a> $3 (with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple Lightning Attachment</a> $15)</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 Loksaks</a> $8: 1 w/ medical supplies,1 w/ electronics</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>$300-500 cash</strong></strong></li> </ul><p><strong><img alt="Bug Out Bag Builder Everyday Carry EDC" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="303" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-4_0.jpg" width="827" /></strong></p> <ul><li><strong><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini Lighter</a> $1</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0030IRKHK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=BQILQOSS4REP5GJO" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CRKT Eat N Tool</a> $5</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004TORQ5A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=DXLWGLN34FDPBAOK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1 Liter Survival Water Bag</a> $6</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets</a> $10</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Tiny <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0052CEFMU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=XQNVFPV7XRA2DYPA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Compass</a> $5</strong></strong></li> </ul><p><strong><img alt="Bug Out Bag Builder Everyday Carry EDC" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="303" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-5.jpg" width="827" /></strong></p> <ul><li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00K02HGVE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=JIQIBODHBCJ2ZLHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">34 Feet of #12 Tarred Braided Nylon Twine</a> $10</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Credit card wrapped with 10' of <a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000CSS8UE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=6P4DHPX5VXIME3SH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gorilla Tape</a> $8</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Rubber Bands</strong> </strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Safety Pins</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Paper Clips</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sewing Kit</strong></a></strong></li> </ul><h3><strong><strong>Upgrades / Additions:</strong></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-6.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="303" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-EDC-Contents-6.jpg" width="827" /></p> <ul><li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00143FITA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=KH3GF3O5Q2WBXUUO" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winchester 2.5-Inch Brass Pocket Knife</a> $9</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004IANTB0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=5X3PPHNTSP2RU52K" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Military Glass Signal Mirror</a> $26</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0032UY9BQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=LXM7IL47QAVO455P" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CELOX Temporary Wound Treatment 2g</a> $23</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00H3YKITO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=35UZVKPKLOLPCYXZ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UST 1.0 Aluminum B.A.S.E. Case</a> with medications $7</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Surefire Sonic Defenders Earplugs</a> $15</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001GIOW7M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=SWDSNUXU3JWEIQFW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cleanwell Sanitizing Pocket Pack Wipes</a> $3</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00006NT3A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=RATEOEUTNTKSXCGG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets</a> for nuclear exposure $8</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001BJUD8I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;linkId=ZJYQ4XZ3YRIYXZFC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kimberly Clark Respirator Mask</a> $1</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=lip%20balm&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Alip%20balm&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=GPXNEIKYYFCF2LBH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lip Balm</a> $3</strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=nitrile%20gloves&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;sprefix=nitrile%20%2Caps%2C378&amp;tag=buoubabu-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=TZXQAMME22B4ECEB" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nitrile Gloves</a> $1</strong></strong></li> </ul><p><strong> </strong></p> <h2><strong>Next Step: <span style="color: #ff6600;"><a href="/learning-tutorials/get-home-bag" style="color: #ff6600;" title="Get Home Bag">Build A Get Home Bag</a></span></strong></h2> <p><strong> </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=12&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="c00e3c38"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:44:42 +0000 admin 12 at Choosing an Emergency Bag <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Choosing an Emergency Bag</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/07/2016 - 18:43</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/article_header/Bug-Out-Bag-Builder-4-Part-System-1.jpg?itok=FRPcVR7K" width="827" height="360" alt="Four Part Emergency System" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-blog" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When planning for emergencies, and possible evacuation scenarios, many different variables must be considered. Different situations have different needs. You may not always be at home when one arises. For that reason we have developed the modular <strong>BOBB Four-Part Emergency System</strong> which helps you to keep the gear where you will need it most, and when you put it all together gives you the full kit. Kinda like Voltron! (Wait..I'm being told that no...its not like Voltron...thanks honey.)</p> <p>Choosing a Bug Out Bag or Go-Bag can be a little overwhelming at first. One way to do it is to assemble the items you will put into it FIRST, then you know what kind and size of bag you need. However its sometimes easier to start with the pack, and start adding items to it. Its really up to your preference.</p> <h2>The Four-Part Emergency System</h2> <p>Next to each individual product we list in the tutorials which follow is one or more of the colored labels you see below. These are to give you an idea of where that product belongs within the BOBB Four-Part Emergency System. More than one label indicates that the item can either be duplicated or placed in one or the other bags. We leave that decision up to you.</p> <p>Keep in mind that we have the <strong><a href="/builder">Custom Bag Builder Tool</a></strong>, a useful web app that lets you assemble kits from items which we've vetted and tested. Save time by not having to search around the internet for the right stuff. When you've built the kit you want we've included a link that sends all the products over to Amazon and you can purchase them there.</p> <h3>1: Everyday Carry (EDC)</h3> <h3><a href="/learning-tutorials/everyday-carry" title="1: Every Day Carry"><img alt="Everyday Carry" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="175" src="/sites/default/files/images/Maxpedition-E.D.C.-Pocket-Organizer.jpg" width="175" /></a></h3> <p>Small items to cover basic needs for a <strong>12 hour period </strong>goes in an <strong>Everyday Carry Bag</strong>. If you don't have a vehicle you drive daily, consider carrying it with you inside a backpack or purse. Included here is lighting, cutting, fire, water carrying and purification, money, an extra phone charge, and small first-aid items which all fit into a small pouch which can be attached to a belt.</p> <p>Read our <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/everyday-carry" title="Everyday Carry">Everyday Carry Tutorial.</a></strong><br />  </p> <h3>2: Get Home Bag (GHB)</h3> <h3><a href="/learning-tutorials/get-home-bag/" title="2: Get Home Bag"><img alt="Get Home Bag" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="175" src="/sites/default/files/images/Maxpedition-Rollypoly-Extreme-Backpack.jpg" width="175" /></a></h3> <p>A <strong>Get Home Bag</strong> carries some of the larger items that wouldn't fit in an <strong>EDC</strong> but which are still really important to have close by. It should cover you for <strong>24 hours</strong> with water, food, pandemic and weather protection, lighting, a larger cutting tool, basic sleeping and shelter needs, and a change of clothes. This would be a small sized backpack or sling bag.</p> <p>Read our <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/get-home-bag" title="Get Home Bag">Get Home Bag Tutorial.</a></strong></p> <h3>3: Bug Out Bag (BOB)</h3> <h3><a href="/learning-tutorials/bug-out-bag/" title="3: Bug Out Bag"><img alt="Bug Out Bag" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="175" src="/sites/default/files/images/Kelty-Redwing-50-Liter-Backpack.jpg" width="175" /></a></h3> <p>The heart of your emergency kit. A <strong>Bug Out Bag</strong> is typically stored at home for each family member. This is a <strong>72-hour evacuation preparedness kit,</strong> for use when you are forced to leave your home quickly and you don't know when you might return. This bag will be pre-assembled and ready to go BEFORE an emergency. Food, cooking utensils, blankets, shelter, clothing, lighting, tools, radios, entertainment and distraction items belong here.</p> <p>Read our <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/bug-out-bag" title="Bug Out Bag">Bug Out Bag Tutorial</a></strong> and <strong><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden quickedit-field" data-quickedit-field-id="node/186/title/en/full"><a href="/blog/80-bug-out-bag-list-essentials" title="80 Bug Out Bag List Essentials ">80 Bug Out Bag List Essentials</a>. </span></strong></p> <h3>4: I'm Never Coming Home (INCH)</h3> <h3><a href="/learning-tutorials/inch-bag/" title="4: INCH Bags"><img alt="INCH Bag" class="alignleft" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Military-Style-G.I.-Mossad-Tactical-Duffle-Bag.jpg" width="225" /></a></h3> <p>An <strong>I'm Never Coming Home Bag</strong> covers you if you cannot return to your house, or are unable to find acceptable long-term shelter. This could mean weeks or longer. They come with you in a vehicle and may get left behind if the vehicle has to be abandoned (hopefully not!) You may wish to have <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a folding wagon</a></strong> available for that scenario. Keep these packed and ready to be quickly thrown in the back of the car.</p> <p>Read our <strong><a href="/learning-tutorials/inch-bag" title="INCH Bag">INCH Bag Tutorial</a>.</strong></p> <h2>Lets Begin! <a href="/learning-tutorials/everyday-carry" title="Everyday Carry"><span style="color: #ff6600;">Build your Everyday Carry</span></a></h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/index.php/learning-tutorials/getting-started-0" hreflang="en">Getting Started</a></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=11&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=default" token="972c106a"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:43:52 +0000 admin 11 at