Saturday, May 17, 2008

Go Bag? Bug Out Bag? Why You Need Both

There seems to be a bit of confusion about Go Bags and Bug Out Bags. Judging by this article it's clear that people tend to think that they are one in the same. The difference, however, is that a Go Bag is used for everyday purposes and a Bug Out Bag is used for survival purposes. You should have both types of bags at the ready at all times.

A Go Bag is used every day and contains all of the items you need to survive the day (lunch, water, cell phone, iPod, pen, paper, work, keys, etc).

A Bug Out Bag is filled with items that can help you survive should you need to evacuate at a moment's notice (clothing, shelter, food, and other emergency supplies).

You should have a Bug Out Bag at your home, in the car, and at your office as you never know when disaster will strike. Having a single Bug Out Bag is fine, however the thought of carrying such a comprehensive bag with you at all times may be a bit unnerving (and in most cases unnecessary).

A smaller, less comprehensive, more useful on a day-to-day basis Go Bag should be carried with you at all time.



  1. Excellent website .
    I just spent a bit and read just about every post, all the way back.
    From what I gather you are a bit North of me.
    I am straight down the freeway, right before you go over a fairly large river.
    Duly bookmarked and forwarded to my home unit.
    Great work.

  2. Thanks. We live in a very good area for preparedness/survival purposes.