The thing about building a bug out bag is that you’re never actually done. No matter how perfect you think your configuration is, sooner or later you’ll find a way to improve on it.
Maybe you’ll find a better piece of gear, or a lighter alternative to something kind of heavy, or an item you hadn’t even considered. The point is, you should always be looking for ways to improve your bug out bag.
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In this video, The Survival Outpost lists ten easy ways to upgrade your bug out bag. Here is his list:
1. Rain Cover – What if it rains? Would your bag and gear get soaked? Get a rain cover, especially one that will blend into your environment.
2. Portable USB Power Bank – Look for one that is waterproof and has a solar panel.
3. Paracord Spool – This keeps your paracord organized so it doesn’t turn into a knotted up mess.
4. Socks and Underwear – You need to have more changes of these than your other clothes, especially if it’s raining.
5. Medical Handbook – Even if you have training in first aid, there are still going to be lots of things you don’t know.
6. Face Mask – Blend in with your environment, cover your head, or filter water. There are many uses for these.
7. Pocket Chainsaw – Very useful for building shelter and cutting firewood. It will save you a lot of time.
8. External Harddrive – You want to back up all your important documents and photos. Then when you reach your bug out location, you’ll have them.
9. Sanitation Kit – It’s difficult to stay clean while traveling on foot. A quality kit will make that easier.
10. Collapsible Water Container – These hardly take up any space and can still hold a lot of water.
This post was just a brief summary, so be sure to watch the video below for a much more detailed look at these bug out bag items.