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23 December, 2012

Guest Post: Essential Bug-Out Bag Contents

Bug out bags are becoming more prevalent nowadays because of the possibility of encountering hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. However, many people who want to make sure that they have what it takes to thrive during the said circumstances fail to focus on the right bug out bag contents that can help them survive natural disasters and other calamities.

It should be remembered that there are a couple of things that should be prioritized by those who want to become really prepared in times of turmoil. The bug out bag checklist that is explained on the succeeding paragraphs can be essential with regard to this matter.

Food and Water

Food and water are the most important commodities during times of survival and getting a hold of them can be close to impossible during emergency situations. For this reason, it would be best to invest in lightweight water pouches or have the ability to treat or filter water on the go as well as a supply of nutritious, easy to prepare food for your bug out bag. Also, a small, portable camp stove could definitely come in handy.

Lighting and Communication Equipment

Two way radios, satellite cellular phones, and other communication equipment are important because they can be used to communicate to the outside world. In addition to the said commodities, durable and weather proof flashlights should also be at hand.

The said accessories will not only provide proper lighting, they can also be for self defense, construction, and other life-saving activities. When purchasing flashlights, survival preppers should turn to units that are built to withstand impact and the test of time.

Also, when on the road, never underestimate the usefulness of a small, collapsible rifle for light defense and small-game hunting.

Tent and Fire Starters

During survival times, quality tents and fire starters are essential commodities as they can be exceedingly handy during camp out situations. The good thing about them is survival tube tents, waterproof matches, and lighters can also be bought at very affordable rates.

With regard to fire, it should be remembered that it can be used for cooking and warmth as such, no bug out bag is complete without fire starters.


In addition to the above mentioned items, there are several other bug out bag contents that should be prioritized by those who want to make sure that they will survive any natural disaster. Those who want to become acquainted with them are encouraged to visit online resources.

During emergency times, the most important thing to do is to make sure that everything that needs to survive is at hand. Also, it should be noted that bug out bags are not for comfort or style; they are built for one thing: survival.

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