Think I might add some
reflective tape in case of a
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The Red Cross states the kit you put together should meet your family's needs for at least 72 hours and should be stored in an easy-to-carry bag on wheels or backpack. My votes for a backpack, they are light and easy to carry, like our Black Medium Transport Pack. So now that I've got the bag, the million dollar question is... what to put in the Bug Out Bag?
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low light conditions
Some of the key items you pack vary based on your location but for me, I started my bag with a sleeping bag and pad because wherever you end up, its important you get a good night's sleep. Next up in the bag is a Multi-tool, when I polled our over 7000 Facebook Fans, this item was their number one choice and I can see why, it has so many functions you would be crazy not to have one even when your not in an emergency situation.
Some other key items include a First Aid Kit, Bug Repellent, Water treatment, Tarp or some kind of protective covering, extra socks and clothing, Canteen, Fishing line, Fire starter and if I have the urge to pull a MacGyver some DUCT tape and Paracord.
And just in case my iPhone Apps are not working a Compass, Flash light and light sticks, Safety Whistle, Map, Survival Guide, Crank/Solar Emergency Radio and a solar charger for my phone to ensure my phone will work (fingers crossed for service).
And while I hope I never have to used it, some websites say I will need a gun or knife and about $200 worth of cash for bargaining, hey I guess you never know and like the boy scouts say "always be prepared" and that is is exactly what a Bug Out Bag is. You hope you will never have to use it but at least you know you are ready.
And now I am ready!
~Kristy Dineen @Rothco
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