So you have collected
the emergency gear you deem necessary, now you need to keep the gear
in one easy to carry and grab location. A Gear Bag - Backpack or
out Bag is what the "experts" suggest you keep your emergency
equipment in for handy and easy to grab container.
Using a gear
bag will allow you to keep the gear that is specific to your
potential emergency situation. For example I carried one in my police
cruiser that has extra magazines for my handgun and carbine, pepper
spray, handcuffs, basic first aid kit and other related gear. This bag
is set up with gear I might need when off duty and find myself
responding to a call out or if assisting a motorist happens to go bad.
I carry another that is used as a "Manly" diaper bag that holds the
things I need if my granddaughter ages 3 to 5 are with me. If you live
on the coast you would keep the necessary emergency gear that you
would need in the event of a fast evacuation. I have one set up in my
wife's, daughter's and daughter in law's cars with winter survival
items in the event they break down in cold weather. It has items such
as flashlights, matches, personal pocket warmer packets, blanket,
water and food bars as well as a basic first aid kit. The items are
picked to help keep them safe while waiting for the cavalry to come
rescue, (that's my job as husband, father and grandfather). Recently
we assisted a friend who lives in a big city that as been known to
have a riot every now and then to set up a bug out bag to keep at his
food store. We set up an Eberlestock gunslinger backpack with a
Remington 870 shotgun, extra shells, emergency clothing, flashlights,
road flares ( they make a great quick flash in the bad guys eyes),
emergency water and food and local maps etc. The reasons and type of
gear that is stored in a bug out bag is only limited to your needs and
Maxpedition offers a number of unique
backpacks and gear bags for not only the purpose as a Bug Out Bag.
Product for Hunting, Military, Law Enforcement or Sporting
Our Store brand includes a tactical backpack
available in four colors - O.D. Green, Desert Tan, Black, Digital
The most unique group of backpacks featuring
a one of a kind empty hand weapon carry system.
Check out our Gear bag-Range bags as they
are perfect size for a Day trip bag or Bug Out Bag.
Our T&E team
testing a group of Gear Bags in hopes they will exceed our basic
standards. Look here for more Bug out Gear bags in the near
Simple single sling shoulder strapped pack
for Rapid Deployment in emergency situations.
What is a Bug Out Bag
Please note that there are many inexpensive backpacks and bags
available from the Mart-Mart Stores. However we strongly believe that
a quality packing system is as important as the items you have in
them. Your disaster pack or bug-out bag items are no good to you if
they are lost due to a hole in a poorly constructed backpack.