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Do you have a bug out bag?

Asked by zahava85 (131points) April 24th, 2008

Do you plan for disasters with a bug out bag (just in case!). If so, what’s in yours?

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shilolo's avatar

I just started working on a Go Bag, but have stored a bunch of stuff at home (mainly water and food). The City of San Francisco has a website with useful information for earthquake (and other natural disaster) preparedness, including suggestions for what to include in a Go Bag. Let’s hope we never have to use them.

Alina1235's avatar

I would be a complete disaster if anything is to happen. I’m totally unprepared for anything LOL

jrpowell's avatar

I don’t really have specific place for everything. But I could go a few weeks on the food and water I have tucked away. And I do a lot of camping and have all the stuff that goes along with that. And we have nine plump chickens and a duck in the backyard. I would hate to do it but I would eat them if needed.

And I live in a RV so as long as I have gas I will have electricity. I’m not really that concerned.

cheebdragon's avatar

hey its not really a natural disaster if your prepared, = )

J/K, I should have a bag but I dont yet, what happens if you can’t get to the bag?

Alina1235's avatar

john do you live in an rv by choice? I mean do you just travel all the time? That would be so cool

jrpowell's avatar

The funny thing is I have never had my license. I couldn’t drive this thing if I wanted to. Right now it is in a friends backyard. And it is actually really nice. I spent about six months gutting it and rebuilding. I have heat, internet, electricity, and cable tv.

But I am apartment hunting since this will be insane when it starts getting hot outside. When I do move I can have my sister drive my RV to the new place.. That will be awesome.

Alina1235's avatar

omg that is so cool!!!! That is really funny that you never drove ha ha. And wow you don’t even need an apartment with that thing! I to camping sometimes and my inlaws have their camper so laid out, its nicer than their house!

kapuerajam's avatar

I have an adventure pack
bull whip
astronaut ice cream
fruit jerky
fishing line

z_malloc's avatar

Guns of course, to keep the people without bags at bay.

cheebdragon's avatar

Z-malloc~ that’s the way my boyfriend feels! Haha, I guess you never know when an AK-47 will come in handy, right?

z_malloc's avatar

Don’t listen to me. I’m a fatalist ;)

zahava85's avatar

some people keep a bag in their car/mode of transportation and one at their home. that way there’s always something nearby!

dayeshere's avatar

I live in southern Illinois and nothing ever happens here…until last week we had an earthquake and it scared the crap out of me! The whole house was shaking! Since then I have been making a list of things I would need for myself, daughter and husband if the “Big One” comes.

Tolteca's avatar

Bug out bag. Try to take foods that do not take water to prepare, I see so many bug out
bags with things like, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate & soups. The water should be for
drinking & take vitamins & protein bars. I also take a bottle of fiber, not only is
fiber needed but it also swells for a full feeling. I came across what is called
Lifecaps. They are a capsule that has everything needed to survive without food with
the exception of water. It is full of vitamins & minerals plus Iodine. Anyway, you take
three of them a day & drink water. I can actually take enough food in one backpack to
last 6 months because of these little Lifecaps, protein bars, fiber & water. I will run
out of water in a week so I do carry a small filter & a couple of those straw water
filters that filter the water as you suck.
You do not always have the ability or time to heat water to make soup or oatmeal. Anyway,
after I bought 25 bottles I found a coupon code & bought 75 bottles more. The coupon code
is… healthcap It will get you 33% off. There are also sites that have those filter straws
that are cheaper than any of the stores around here. (SLC) I think they are a really good
idea along with some purification pills. I cannot remember the sites off the top of my head
but you can Google for aquamira filter straw. Aquamira is the manufacture but do not buy
off there site because I have found them for almost 1/2 what they want on their own site
on other sites. Good luck, Gods speed & get serious about your bug out bag!

Tolteca's avatar

Ipecac is also a great idea to have on hand.

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