For new survivors, making your first insect bag can be a difficult and even daunting task. There are several different ways to make them. It’s not always easy to start with, but if you follow your basic needs to survive you should be fine. Here are some good things to look for when you start building your bug bag:
The material you put in your bag probably won’t be light, meaning you need a very light bag. Nylon is a great material to work with because it’s lightweight, and durable enough to take a beating and tough enough to carry everything you need. Try the bag and see how it feels. Make sure it’s comfortable enough that you can run in it too. Remember, the two most important things for a bug out bag are weight and comfort.
One of the greatest components for your survival is water. Whether or not you actually take water with you is a decision you will have to make based on where you plan to go. If you are going to be near a river or lake, you can take a water bottle and purify the water. You can take purification tablets, boil water or take a bottle with a filter on it. You’ll need fresh water, so make sure you have a source with you wherever you go.
While the thought of sleeping under the stars every night may be appealing, it’s not realistic. You’ll need something to protect yourself from the elements. The tricky part is finding something that fits in your bag and isn’t too heavy to carry around. For warmth, you can use a space blanket. They are very light, thin and will keep you warm in any weather. You can also take a small tarp or two with you. One to lay under you, while you sleep, the other to act as a roof over your head.
You will need a way of knowing where you are going and which destination is the best. There are several different things you can do. You can (but probably won’t), use GPS. The obvious downside is that you can be tracked, but they are very reliable and can help you get around. There are also maps, atlases, and compasses that can do the same thing with a little legwork required. Finding supplies and resting places is also important for your survival. You need to know where you are and where you are going to live as a survivor.
Even if a three course meal isn’t on the menu, you still need to bring something that can energize your body. There are lots of light items you can pack that will make your survival a little more fun. Granola bars, trail mix, and beef jerky are all small, light, and easy to fit in your bag. You can also attack you food storage and see if there’s anything you can take.
Preparedness of the Bug Out Bag
Building a bug out bag will leave you more prepared for emergencies than most people. You will have more than enough supplies to survive until you can get to safety. Make sure to update your bag every now and then and keep looking for good products that will help you survive.