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Why Is a Bug-Out Bag Packing List Important?
Disasters can hit without warning, and it’s important to be prepared to evacuate quickly (aka “bugging out”). Depending on what’s available at the time of evacuation is not a reliable plan. Setting aside emergency supplies in a bug-out bag guarantees critical items will be on-hand when the worst happens.
Here’s what expert Dave Morelli wrote in a recent article.
There is a lot of talk these days about putting together some sort of bug-out pack. I agree it is a good idea to be prepared for emergency, but there are a host of ideas as to what a bug-out pack is for.
Lots of folks think they could throw a minimal pack on their back, disappear from civilization and live happily ever after. The problem is only a few can do it. An argument could be made that the wise woodsman could make a living following these folks and using what they left behind after they expire. Whatever your reason is to bug out, having some minimal stuff and (most importantly) the knowledge to use it will be a deciding factor in your final outcome.
A bug-out bag packing list is the first step in making a customized plan tailored for your needs.