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Choosing The Best Bug Out Bag For Preppers And Survivalists
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Choosing the Best Bug Out Bag for Preppers And Survivalists

Being able to carry your emergency preps with you on-the-go in a disastrous situation can be the difference between life or death. There are many bags out there on the market, but which one is the best for you to choose? You may have seen Condor, Maxpedition and many other brands with many different prices and features. I am going to clear up some confusion and give you a few simple rules to allow you to get the best bug out bag, on a budget, but that also fits your needs.

  • Space

You need to determine how much space you are going to have to have for your gear. I recommend at least 3-4 compartments on the bag, with one being at least 18" deep and 8" wide.

  • Scalability

Your bug out bag must be scalable. By scalable, I mean it needs to have features that allow you to have the ability to add on to it in the future. Make sure that what ever bag you purchase for your bug out bag that it contains a good amount of Molle and/or ALICE. This will give you the capability of adding other packs and pouches later on by attaching it to the Molle or ALICE on your bug out bag. Do not overlook this step.

  • Comfort

When it comes to bugging out or bug out bags in general, the idea of "comfort" is something that you will rarely find. When it comes to comfort, your bug out bag has to be comfortable, otherwise you will end up lightening the load on your way and losing your precious survival gear. Make certain the straps are padded and sewed well, allowing for maximum comfort and no point of tension on your shoulders, chest waist or other areas while carrying.

  • Profile

Your bag should, ideally, provide a low profile. By this I mean you have two choices: First, you can have a huge pack for bugging out that can hold loads of equipment, but also be very noticeable to others; or you can have a pack that is large enough for your gear, but compact enough that you don't stand out like a sore thumb to others who are desperate and are looking for people with survival gear. This step is often overlooked even by the most serious and seasoned of preppers and survivalists.

These are just a few rules that you should maintain when looking to purchase a bug out bag either for the first time, for your child, loved-one or even for a get home bag or survival kit for your vehicle.

I personally recommend Condor's line of equipment. It is inexpensive and incredibly reliable. Which ever pack you end you purchasing, make sure you choose a bug out bag that works for YOU. The most important step in purchasing your bug out bag is that it has to be personalized to what it is you feel is ideal, not someone else.

When disaster strikes or SHTF: You can prepare to survive, or you can prepare to be a victim. Which will you choose?


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