What Is A Bug Out Bag?
A Bug Out Bag is designed to get you through a 72 hour event. Whether the emergency may be a natural storm disaster, Zombie Apocalypse or other TEOTWAWKI event. The bag should have enough items to get you through until either help arrives or you get to a predetermined bug out location.
Building a bag really depends on personal preference, But some basic life sustaining items should be standard such as a temporary shelter, ways of creating fire, collecting and purifying water and a small 72 hours worth of food to get you through an event until you can either hunt or trap if necessary.
Why A Get Home Bag / Survival Kit?
I always keep a smaller bag in my vehicle that will sustain me for at least 24 hours to possibly 48 hours and provide what I need to get me back to the house.This bag basically has a temporary food, water, shelter and fire starting source. To sustain me overnight if need be. This is in addition to my EDC my pistol, paracord bracelet, pocket knife and basic cigarette lighter, things I have on me at all times.
The Bug Out Bag is great if you have the room to keep it in your vehicle but that is not always an option. So the smaller get home bag survival kit is always going to be a better option for most. I work in remote areas in the back country of West Central Idaho and this is something I can quickly transfer from my personal vehicle to my work vehicle and have available if I get stuck in the backcountry overnight. Also the Get Home Bag isn’t quite as noticeable when your transferring items to and from your work vehicle. This way you avoid weird looks from your coworkers.