Bug Out Bag Essentials

The following products will keep you prepared when you need to grab and go.

posted on June 27, 2022
Bug out bag essentials

A. Adjustable for additional capacity, the Propper Expandable Backpack features two external pockets with internal organization along with zippered side pockets that accommodate a water bottle and/or smartphone. It boasts several exterior pockets, a laptop compartment and is also hydration-system compatible, making it an ideal bug-out bag. MSRP: $109.99; propper.com

B. A good flashlight is definitely a bug out bag essential item, and the NEBO Slim+1200 ifeatures durable, waterproof construction combined with a powerful 1,200-lumen beam and a laser pointer. If you can’t find an outlet to charge your phone—and in an emergency, you’ll want your phone to work—the Slim+1200 also serves as a power pack, so you can keep vital electronics functioning at all times. MSRP: $49.99; nebo.acgbrands.com

C. Magpul’s latest iteration of its popular PMag 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 Magazine incorporates new material, technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced strength, durability and reliability. Since you’ll want to protect yourself whilst bugging out, they make a fine addition to your bag. Its mil-spec spring keeps rounds properly tensioned against its  four-way, anti-tilt follower. MSRP: $14.95 (each); magpul.com

D. Compact and easy to store in a bug-out bag, SOS Food Bars offer a convenient source of 3,600 calories in a bar that tastes like a coconut cookie. Each pack contains nine, 400-calorie bars that have a five-year shelf life, making them a bug out bag essential item if you get hungry while bugging out. MSRP: $5.95; sosproducts.com

E. Measuring 56 inches long by 64 inches wide and weighing a mere 2 ounces, Cabela’s SPACE Emergency Space Blanket retains body heat, even in sub-zero temperatures. Thanks to its lightweight construction, it packs compactly, making it a vital (yet minimal) addition to your bag. MSRP: $4.99; cabelas.com

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