A bug-out bag is a small bag containing the items needs for one person to survive for 72 hours in the event of a disaster. They are not meant for long-term survival. Bug-out bags are to get you out of harm’s way while seeking a better survival solution.
You may think you already know what you need to survive: it’s pretty basic. Food and water are always at the top of the list, but that’s because most of us are sitting indoors and taking for granted our shelter. Lastly, a person needs fire to keep warm when exposed to the elements. Food. Water. Shelter. Fire. That’s all you need, and you should be able to survive. Let’s break each of these things down a little bit, so you really know your limits when you are trying to survive.