You can never tell when an emergency situation will come up. One situation is when a thunderstorm hits your area and turns power off for a couple of days. Or, you might lose your way in the forest so you need materials to make your shelter to pass the night.
A lot of people lack knowledge of roll out bags or bug out rolls. Maybe they have quite an idea but still need to know about what is important. Think of the different survival scenarios you might encounter to help you come up with the things needed in your pack. It is a good idea to go for a 72 hour bug out bag to survive for three days.
To learn more about survival, read various articles about people who got stuck or stranded or other emergency situations. You have to consider many things when you plan what to include in your bug out pack. It is best to know the number of people who will be involved. You can pack for two persons if you live alone. For the whole family, each member should be allotted enough supplies. It is your choice whether to place your supplies in one big pack or many smaller packs. What is important is that all the supplies you need will be ready. Take into account your location and the environmental situations you will encounter. These considerations will give you an idea what things to pack. Most bags have standard items and it is up to you to add other items that you need.
Make sure to place the most essential which is water. Without food, you can survive for weeks but without water, you can only survive for a few days due to dehydration. Project giving a gallon of water per person a day! Aside from bottled or water in sealed pouches, also include purification systems such as tablets or filter straws.
Next on the list is high energy food that can be kept for a long time. Best example are nutrition or energy bars which are easy to pack and can last for years. Meals that just need hot water can also be included. Mixed nuts are high in protein so you can place packs of these too.
Place in your bag some extra clothes. These can be used for other things aside from changing what you wear.
If you have space in your bag, include also a tent or tarp. Two tarps are recommended, to lay over and to place over you. If you have enough space, include a sleeping bag.
Bug out bags should contain a complete first aid kit. Bandages, disinfectant, tweezers, gauze, medical tape, scissors and other important things should be present. You might need to cut things so include a survival knife or small saw also.
Regular checking of the bug out bag’s contents and keeping the bag dry is also important. Place it in an accessible area. Don’t forget to grab your bug out bag immediately when the situation calls for it! Want to survive? Start planning now!