What is a Bug Out Bag? or Bail Out Bag(BOB), Get Out Of Dodge Bag(GOOD), 72 Hour Bag, Grab Bag, Battle Box, Personal Relocation Kits(PERK) Survival Kits, and quite a few other names? It has been suggested that the possible origins of many of these names is the military.
A Bug Out Bag has nowadays become synonymous with Survival Kit. It is a backpack or ruck sack or something you could carry that will hold essentials for you to survive, if evacuation from your home or community is necessary when the proverbial SHTF (you know what hits the fan).
Some say that a Bug Out Bag is for short term survival during an evacuation from one’s home due to some sort of disaster, natural or man made. Sheltering in place or evacuating for 1 day, 3 days, one week versus long term survival( Survival Kit). Yet both Bug Out Bags and Survival Kits appear to be the same thing.
Have you started putting yours together, just in case?