Bug Out Bag Essentials : Shelter & Other Necessities

Shelter is another important thing you need to think about when stocking your bug out bag.  This is where a good survival knife can come in handy.  Whether you are in the country or the city, you may have to build some kind of lean-to or something to stay dry or warm or both.  A good poncho can be invaluable to keep you dry while hiking, and with a few hacked up branches can make a decent cover for a shelter.  Continue reading “Bug Out Bag Essentials : Shelter & Other Necessities”

Bug Out Bag Essentials : Fire

Fire is definitely essential.  You need it for staying warm, cooking, boiling water, or even signaling.  Not to mention, if you have to sleep outside, a fire can be very comforting in a stressful situation as it tends to keep animals and bugs away and give you light.  In fact, fire making is so important that I recommend you have at least 2 different ways to make fire in your bug out bag.  One would be the obvious cigarette lighter.  But you would also want a low tech way of making fire as well.  Continue reading “Bug Out Bag Essentials : Fire”

Best Bug Out Bag – Maxpedition VULTURE-II

When planning your bug out bag, probably the most important thing to consider is the bag itself.  There are lots of options for a bug out bag, but you really want something that is durable and rugged.  You never know what kind of punishment it may have to take.

I prefer a pack with MOLLE attachments just because there is almost no end to the different things you can add to it.  Plus, I use some MOLLE compatible pouches everyday, like my cell phone case, that I could easily attach to my bug out bag if I wanted or needed to.  When looking at MOLLE packs, there are a lot of lower quality packs out there that you want to stay away from.  In fact, you kind of have to look pretty hard to find the good stuff. Continue reading “Best Bug Out Bag – Maxpedition VULTURE-II”