Dangerous situations such as calamities or emergencies come unexpected. One situation is when a thunderstorm hits your area and turns power off for a couple of days. Or maybe you get in a situation where you get lost in the woods while camping and you need to build your overnight shelter.
Many are not that aware about go bags or bug out rolls. They may have an idea about it but are not aware of the important things to consider. You must consider the most probable emergency situations you may meet when thinking of what to include 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. Putting up your bug out pack requires you to consider a lot of things. It is good to have an idea on the number of persons who will be with you. If you are alone, prepare supplies for two persons. 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. There are some common items that every bug out bag should contain and you can add other items to fit your situation.
The most important item is water. Due to dehydration, you survive a fewer days without water compared to more days without food. You should prepare one gallon of water per person per day. Filter straws or water purification tablets should also be included even if you have bottled or pouched water.
Second important item is food with high energy which does not expire for a long time. Food that are small and easy to pack and can last for even years include energy and nutrition bars. You can also consider placing meals that only need hot water. Include also high protein foods such as mixed nuts.
Place in your bag some extra clothes. You might need these for other purposes aside from putting them on.
A tent or tarp can be included in your bag if you have space for it. Two tarps can be prepared so that you can have something to lay on and another to place over you. A sleeping bag can be included if you have space.
A complete first aid kit is a must for bug out bags. Bandages, disinfectant, tweezers, gauze, medical tape, scissors and other important things should be present. A survival knife or small saw can be included for cutting just in case.
Keep your bug out bag dry and check its contents from time to time. The area where you will keep your bag should be readily accessible. In times of emergency, be alert and grab your bug out bag immediately! Always be ready, plan for survival situations now!