One can never predict the exact time that danger will strike. One situation is when a thunderstorm hits your area and turns power off for a couple of days. Or, you might lose your way in the forest so you need materials to make your shelter to pass the night.
A lot of people lack knowledge of roll out bags or bug out rolls. They could know one thing or two about it, however, they might not know the most important things to include. In preparing your gear, you must think of the probable situations where you need survival materials. It is best to go for a 72 hour bug out bag if you want to survive for three days.
To learn more about survival, read various articles about people who got stuck or stranded or other emergency situations. You have to consider many things when you plan what to include in your bug out pack. It is best to know the number of people who will be involved. Supplies for two persons can be packed if you live by yourself. Enough supplies should be prepared for the entire family. It is your choice whether to place your supplies in one big pack or many smaller packs. What is important is that all the supplies you need will be ready. Consider the environmental issues that your geographical location will bring. These considerations will give you an idea what things to pack. Most bags have standard items and it is up to you to add other items that you need.
Don’t forget the most important thing, “water.” Without food, you can survive for weeks but without water, you can only survive for a few days due to dehydration. You should prepare one gallon of water per person per day. Whether the water is bottled or placed in a sealed pouch, make sure you have water purification tablets or filter straws.
Next on the list is high energy food that can be kept for a long time. Best example are nutrition or energy bars which are easy to pack and can last for years. Meals that just need hot water can also be included. It would also be good to include mixed nuts that are high in protein.
Place in your bag some extra clothes. Aside from having to change your clothes, you might need these for other purposes.
If you have space in your bag, include also a tent or tarp. Two tarps can be prepared so that you can have something to lay on and another to place over you. If you have enough space, include a sleeping bag.
Every but out bag should have a first aid kit with all the essentials. Make it a point that these things are present in the first aid kit: bandages, medical tape and scissors, gauze, disinfectant, tweezers, etc. If possible, prepare also equipment such as small saw or survival knife to cut things just in case.
Regular checking of the bug out bag’s contents and keeping the bag dry is also important. Keep the bag where you can get to it immediately. Remember to grab your bug out bag when there is an emergency! Be prepared always, plan now and survive!