A bug out bag is a bag containing those essential things you need when you have to bug out in a hurry. You use your bug out bag in cases of natural disaster or other life threatening emergency. It’s contents are there to help you survive in the unfortunate case that you have to abandon everything, grab your bug out bag and run.
In our 7 1/2 years in Honduras we never felt the need to have a bug out bag. Now we do.
Here is what is in our bug out bag – two Mylar blankets (for signaling or warmth), durable folding/locking knife, water bottle with built in water purifier, alloy pen, first aid kit, high powered flashlight, para cord, fishing gear, compass, suture kit, solar powered lantern, flint fire starter, solar powered battery with USB port, USB with multiple connectors (for cell phones, flashlights, etc.), laminated copies of passports, local cash, and 72 hours of emergency rations for two people.
Let’s pray we never have to use our bug out bag. But, if we do, we’ve increased our chance of being safe.