Friday, 28 September 2012

What Is A Bug Out Bag? It's Worth Having!

Whats a BOB? - A bug out bag.

A bug-out bag is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster. The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the bug-out bag from a survival kit, a boating or aviation emergency kit, or a fixed-site disaster supplies kit. The kits are also popular in the survivalism subculture.

The term "bug-out bag" is related to, and possibly derived from, the "bail-out bag" emergency kit many military aviators carry.In the United States, the term refers to the Korean War practice of the U.S. Army designating alternate defensive positions, in the event that the unit(s)had to displace. They were directed to "Bug-out" when being overrun was imminent. The concept passed into wide usage among other military and law enforcement personnel, though the "bail-out bag" is as likely to include emergency gear for going into an emergency situation as for escaping an emergency.

Other names for such a bag are a "72-hour kit",a "grab bag",a "battle box", a "Personal Emergency Relocation Kits" (PERK), a "go bag" or a "GOOD bag" (Get Out Of Dodge).

Bug Out Bag Concept

In the below "you’ll see Bob from PAW productions go through the four major styles of packs and the basics you need to remember when packing your survivalist Bug Out Bag or 72 hour kit, survival bag or GHB (get home bag)."

Bug Out Bag Basics pt 1 of 3

Bug Out Bag Basics pt 2 of 3

Bug Out Bag Basics pt 3 of 3

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