If you’re serious about zombie survival, or even disaster preparedness in general, you should already know that a bug-out bag (BOB) is a light and portable kit containing essential items needed to survive for three days on the move. When death comes knocking at your front door, a ready bug-out bag ensures you don’t have to flee empty handed.
Some typically suggested contents include:
Though many survival experts suggest keeping your BOB in a safe, accessible location inside your home, the Zombie Research Society guidelines recommend that your bag be warn at all times at the first indication of a zombie outbreak. This means you should have it on when sleeping, eating, patrolling, and relaxing, because you never know when and where the undead (or living) threat will come from.
Therefore, a balance needs to be struck between the bag’s form and function. Too much gear packed inside, and it becomes impossible to wear for long periods while accomplishing basic daily tasks. Too little, and your BOB is rendered useless in many situations.
So, how do the contents of your BOB allow you do move fast and freely enough to stay alive, while providing a good baseline of needed supplies? What’s in your perfect bug-out bag?