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The Best Gear for Your Bug-Out Bag
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Once a Boy Scout, always a Boy Scout. Also some useful stuff to put in your daily bag/purse.

By Doug Mahoney and Joshua Lyon

Updated September 21, 2023 - NY Times

In the event of a wildfire, a hurricane, a flood, or any number of other emergencies, it’s essential to have a fully stocked go bag (also called a “ready bag,” “go bag,” or “bug-out bag”) of emergency gear. This way, you and your family can quickly evacuate to a shelter or other secure location armed with basic survival supplies and tools.

For this guide we focused on gear that could be easily carried in a backpack, emphasizing lightness and portability wherever possible. For sheltering in place, we have a separate guide to the best emergency-preparedness supplies, to help you manage at home for a period of time following a disaster that knocks out utility services or cuts off outside resources to your area. We hope both of these guides will help you be prepared with reliable and versatile tools that can assist you in managing whatever emergency you may face.

The Best Gear for Your Bug-Out Bag


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