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E208: Understanding Bug-out Bags, Car Bags, and EDC Bags

E208: Understanding Bug-out Bags, Car Bags, and EDC Bags

In this episode, Aaron goes back to basics with a short episode on the trio of bags for survival: Bug-out bags, car bags, and EDC Bags.

A Bug-out bag is where new peppers tend to focus their early attention. And they tend to end up looking like something equipped for the zombie apocalypse.

But bug-out bags should be much more straightforward. They are intended to allow you fast eagles and sustain you for up to 72-hours.

Your EDC Bag, on the other hand, is the bag you should devote most of your attention. It’s the bag:

  • You’re most likely to have with you when something goes wrong
  • Is used the most
  • And must be carefully considered due to the restrictions on size and weight

And next in priority is the car bag: A mini-bug-out bag intended to get you back home.

Note: The items in bags for survival are very personal. This episode does not contain an exhaustive list. But it is intended to get you thinking about the right way to view and work with these types of bags.

Bags for Survival Topics Discussed:

  • Bug-out Bags

    • two to three sets of clothes
    • Good pair of gloves
    • A way to store one to two liters of water
    • A way to purify water – tablets or a filter
    • A flashlight and batteries
    • Phone charger and cables
    • An extra credit card and cash
    • A liter or matches
    • Small first aid kit
    • A pack of important papers and copies of identification in a watertight bag
    • Multi-tool
    • Duct-tape
  • Car Bag

    • Same as Bug-out-bag, but for one to two days
    • Think of this bag as the bag you use to get home if you had to leave your vehicle and walk home
    • Include a pair of old sneakers or hiking boots
    • Extra map in a waterproof bag
    • Mole Skins
    • The long skinny single strap rectangular bags work well for cars and will usually fit under a seat
  • EDC Bag

    • Water bottle one litter to 1.5 litters
    • Emergency money back with a card and cash
    • Notepad with emergency contact numbers
    • Gloves
    • Handkerchief
    • A liter or matches
    • Small first-aid kit with lip balm and dental floss and Mole Skins
    • Small pack of wet wipes
    • Emergency sleeping bag – Mylar
    • Multi-tool
    • Backup battery and charging cables + USB car cigaret lighter adapter
    • Optional Items Aaron Mentions
      • Lock picks
      • Hearing protection (I’ve gotten to the range a few times and used mine)
      • Two extra pistol magazines
      • Signal Mirror
      • Extra locking blade knife

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By | 2017-05-04T13:39:59+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Back to Basics Episodes, Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|0 Comments

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