Bug Out Bags & Bugging Out

You've no doubt heard about bug out bags and bugging out when reading about survival. It has to be one of the most popular topics when preppers get together to discuss their plans. 

This page gathers together everything you need to know about the subject. From novice to expert you should be able to find something useful here.

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What is a Bug Out Bag?
Also called a 72-hour bag, Get Out of Dodge Bag, and Go Bag, a Bug Out Bag is one of the most important[...]
The Ultimate 3-Day Bug Out Bag Checklist
The term Bug Out Bag (also called a "Go Bag" or a "72 Hour Survival Kit") can be off-putting to[...]

Building Your Bag

What I Learned about Bug Out Bag Planning from Thru-Hikers
I’m a big believer that we should all get out of our comfort zones sometimes.  Faced with new perspectives, we[...]
11 Simple Tips for Building a Better Bug Out Bag
Building a Bug Out Bag is one of the most important things you can do to get prepped for disaster.[...]
25 Items You Forgot to Put in Your Bug Out Bag
At this site (and many sites all over the web), we’ve talked a lot about What to Pack in Your[...]
The Problem with Bug Out Bags for Sale
Here’s a little secret: If you go to Google’s Keyword Planner tool, you can find out what sort of things[...]
How to Choose a Bug Out Backpack
We talk a lot about what to put in your Bug Out Bag – but what about the Bug Out[...]
What You Need in Your Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit
Of all of the things that I chose for my Bug Out Bag, the items for the first aid kit[...]
Tarp or Tent for Your Survival Bag?
If you’ve gotten to the point of asking whether you should pack a tarp or a tent in your survival[...]
50+ Bug Out Bag Food Ideas
We can go approximately 3 weeks without food before dying.  But, let’s be honest here: I get cranky and tired[...]
Get Home Bag Checklist
When talking about disaster preparedness, we talk a lot about the “Go Bag” (aka Bug Out Bag) which needs to[...]
4 Real-Life Examples of Bug Out Bag Contents
The contents of your Bug Out Bag are one of the most important things you need for disaster preparedness.  We’ve[...]
5 Strategies to Keep Your Bug Out Bag from Getting Stolen
One of, if not THE most important thing you can do to prepare for catastrophe is to pack a Bug[...]
What is a Bug Out Bag?
Also called a 72-hour bag, Get Out of Dodge Bag, and Go Bag, a Bug Out Bag is one of the most important[...]
How to Build a Bug Out Bag for Your Family
Building a Bug Out Bag (also called a BOB or 72-Hour Bag) is one of the most important steps you[...]
Cut Weight from Your Survival Backpack with These Tips
It is exciting to pack your first survival backpack, also called “Bug Out Bag” or “72 hour bag.” You know[...]
11 Things You Need in Your Survival Backpack
A "Survival Backpack" is different than a Bug Out Bag. Where a Bug Out Bag is meant to keep you[...]

Bug Out Location

6 Reasons Why I’m NOT Buying a Survival Property
With so many likely disasters that could occur at a moment’s notice, a lot of people are taking the step[...]
8 Requirements of a Good Bug Out Location
If a major disaster occurs, millions of people will be forced to leave their homes and find some other safe[...]
How to Survive Outdoors in Winter: 10 Tips for Bugging Out in Cold Weather
The first time I went winter camping, I found myself shaking miserably from the freezing cold – and that was[...]
Beyond the Bug Out Bag: How to Make a Survival Plan for When You Have to Flee
You can’t go to any prepping or survivalist website without hearing talk of Bug Out Bags and how important they[...]
Why You Need to Rethink Bugging Out
I love talking with people about disaster preparedness and survival.  The one issue which almost always comes up is bugging[...]

Bug Out Vehicle

The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle Checklist
Like most of my peers, I don’t plan on sticking around if SHTF.  As much as I love my home,[...]
This Guide Perfectly Explains the Pros and Cons of Each Bug Out Vehicle Choice
As someone who spends a lot of time in survival and disaster prepping forums, I can state that there is[...]
The Most Rugged Off Grid RV Caravans You’ve Seen Yet
I’ve said before that I am not going to buy a survival property for bugging out, mostly because I don’t[...]
Tips for Bugging Out in a Vehicle
When SHTF and it comes time to “Bug Out,” most of us don’t want to rough in on foot. We[...]