How To Build A Bug Out Bag


Surviving a disaster is not something that everyone can accomplish without deliberate effort. There are things that you need to know, there is stuff that you must have if you want to survive such a situation. If you are interested in such information and would like to be prepared for any kind of a disastrous situation, then you have landed on the right page. We have mentioned ten of the top things that you must include in your bug out bag in order to survive through the disaster for three days at least in an appropriate fashion. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the list of things included in the bug out bag.

  • Water: Make sure that you have more than a liter of water for each day in order to keep your body hydrated properly
  • Food: Never rely on one single kind. Make sure that you have a reasonable variety of food to go through a disaster
  • Shelter: Clothing primarily will be included in this category. Everything from top to bottom including the accessories lie in this category
  • Fire: Reg gardless of weather, it is important to have at least three different options to make fire such as lighters, water proof matches, and fire steel
  • First Aid: Make sure that your bug out bag has a first aid kit that includes all sorts of bandages, a few of the common drugs, along with medication for any of the specific medical condition that you may be a victim of
  • Tools: While you may want to carry as many tools as you can, a survival knife and a multi tool are an absolute essential
  • Lighting: Your bug out bag must be filled with different sources of light such as candles, torch, search light, firecracker flashlight etc.
  • Communication: Such gadgets may be out of service in a disastrous situation, however, keeping a fully charged cell phone with an extra battery, a small portable AM/FM, important documents, and a detailed map of your area is indispensable
  • Protection and self-defense: It should go without saying that a knife, a small gun, and a few of other tools may come in handy for protection and self-defense and are therefore, required to be a part of your bug out bag



The above mentioned is certainly not all that you need to carry with you in order to survive through a situation. Let us mention a few of the prominent elements of the misc gear that you must take with you as part of your bug out bag. Such elements of your bug out bag are as follows:

  • At least one thousand dollars in cash
  • Toilet paper in sufficient quantities
  • A paracord – at least 200 feet in length
  • Plenty of duct tape
  • Trip wire – at least 100 feet in length
  • Paper pad along with a pencil
  • At least 2 bandanas
  • Leather work gloves, knife sharpener
  • At least 4 spare AA batteries, achete
  • Soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrush and tooth paste
  • Rubber tubing – at least 36”
  • Sewing kit
  • Fishing kit, can opener, and binoculars
  • Whistles, stakes, sunglasses
  • Earplugs, insect repellant, and compass