Bug Out Bags
Almost all preppers have what is known as a Bug Out Bag. This is a bag of essentials that will provide for your needs and keep you as comfortable as possible in case you have to leave your home. People who live in the path of hurricanes are use to leaving their homes. However, there are other circumstances which may cause us to have to make a hasty retreat from our home, such as a chemical spill on a nearby freeway, or a flood situation.
Purchase as large a bag as practical so you can get everything you want in it. If it is not complete, and you have to go through your house picking up additional items, it defeats the purpose of the bag.
There is no way you can think clearly when you are under that kind of pressure and pack everything that you need in a few minutes. A Bug Out Bag makes it easer to grab and go!
Certain items in your Bug Out Bag will have to be rotated, such as food, water,
batteries, and medications. A good policy is to rotate these items when you rotate your
household smoke detector batteries.
Bug Out Bag Items
Changes of clothing
If other members in your family live in your area, establish a meeting place in a location away from your city. It is also a good idea to have a relative who lives in another area as the person responsible for keeping track of family members and where they are. Someone out-of-town is usually easier to reach in times of crisis.
Finally, remember that you should always keep the gas tank in your vehicle half full of gas.