Friday, November 23, 2012

Bug-out Kits

The decision to evacuate your home or "bug-out" is not one that should be lightly made.  The decision to bug-out should be based on many factors, not the least of which is the tactical situation at the time.  If the day should ever come when you need to evacuate your home, be it from the results of a natural disaster or a complete societal collapse, there are a number of things you will need to address before you leave your home.

You will be limited on the amount of gear you can take with you, even if you are bugging-out in a vehicle.  If you are forced to evacuate on foot, the selection of gear and how to pack it becomes even more critical.

I put together this basic bug-out kit with supplies and equipment I had on hand, and used a golf bag trolley to carry a good deal of the stuff.  Carried bug-out bags are a must, but there is a limit on how much weight you can carry, and how far you can carry it.  I have done more than my share of long road marches carrying a lot of weight, and believe me, it hurts.  A lot.

You are much better off trying to push or pull the majority of your supplies.  You will be able to transport more, and the cost to your body won't be nearly as high.  A wheelbarrow, wagon, cart, or dolly would also work as a means of transport.  I will be going into more detail on what I have in this kit, how to select gear and why you will need it, and how to build and pack your transport in future blogs and on our YouTube channel, so check back in for more information.


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