Bugout Bags: Are You Prepared For The Unexpected? | THE SHED KNIVES BLOG #28
Welcome back to The S.K. Blog for edition #28. If you're new here, welcome! In today's unpredictable world, it's essential to be prepared for the worst. Natural disasters, civil unrest, and sudden emergencies can disrupt our lives and catch us off guard. That's why having a bugout bag, also known as an emergency kit or go-bag, is crucial. In this article, we will explore the importance of bugout bags and discuss what you should include to ensure you're prepared for the unexpected.
What is a bugout bag?
A bugout bag is a portable kit that contains essential items to sustain an individual or group for at least 72 hours during an emergency situation. The primary purpose of a bugout bag is to provide the necessary supplies to survive until help arrives or until you can reach a safe location. It is designed to be easily grabbable, allowing you to quickly evacuate your home or workplace if necessary. Now, let's get into what we'll put in our bag:
1. Water & water purification methods
2. Non-Perishable food items
Military M.R.Es are a great start.
3. First Aid Kit.
If you have 5 car seats, have a first aid kit for 5 people. If you're prepping for an evacuation, plan for family & friends who will join you. Be Prepared for the worst.
+ extra batteries
5. Fire starting tools
Waterproof matches, lighters, etc.
6. Fixed Blade
7. Extra clothing & weather-appropriate gear
Prepare for extreme heat & cold. Plan for the correct season/s.
8. Shelter materials
Lightweight tent, emergency blanket, etc.
9. Personal items
Medications, toiletries, etc.
10. Important documents
Cash, driver's license, etc. (limit how many personal items like this you keep in your vehicle bugout bag)
Lastly, it's essential to periodically review and update your bugout bag. Check the expiration dates of food, medications, and batteries, and replace them as necessary. Make sure that clothing items still fit and are suitable for the current season. Review your emergency plan and discuss it with whoever will join you during a "grab & go" emergency situation to ensure everyone is on the same page.
A bugout bag is a crucial component of emergency preparedness & it's something just about anyone can put together. It provides you with essential supplies and tools to sustain yourself during unexpected events. By including items such as water, food, clothing, communication devices, first aid supplies, and personal hygiene items, you can increase your chances of surviving and staying safe during emergencies. Remember, it's better to be prepared and not need it than to need it and not be prepared. Stay safe, be vigilant, and stay prepared for the unexpected.
About The Author:
Jack Billings is the 19 year old CEO and Founder of Shed Knives, a rising manufacturer of high-quality fixed blade bushcraft knives. With over 5 years of experience as a knife maker, he has developed a reputation for crafting durable, reliable knives that are designed for outdoor enthusiasts and bushcrafters alike. Jack started making knives at the age of 13 and has been refining his craft ever since.
In addition to his expertise in knife making, Jack has a High School Degree from POLYTECH High School, where he studied Automotive Technology and obtained his ASE Certification. He is also a content creator for Shed Knives and has reached the eyes of over 600,000 people across the world through his work.
When he's not working on knives, Jack enjoys exploring the outdoors and has a passion for bushcraft. He also has a passion for the automotive world and enjoys learning about new technologies and advancements. Additionally, he has a great interest in language and is studying Spanish, German, and Arabic.
Jack's personal mission is to constantly improve himself, his products, and his processes in order to stay ahead of the rapidly changing interests of the knife industry and to surpass the competition. He takes great pride in American manufacturing and is committed to contributing to the growth of the world knife industry through his work.
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