Almost everyone has heard the term “Bug Out Bag” or “BoB” but not everyone has one.
Right now we have 4 large wildfires burning here in Colorado. Evacuations and pre-evacuations have been ordered.
Right now its huurricane season on the east coast and tornado season throughout the mid-western part of the US.
Any of these events, and any number of others such as a house fire, chemical spill, etc. can create a situation where you have minutes to get out of your house. While you may keep a bag in your car that is normally set up as a Get Home Bag (GHB).
A GHB is different than a BoB!
There can be two, or more, different types or configurations (contents) for a BoB. In the scenarios we are discussing here its more of a “bail out” bag. With essentials for you to live a couple of days, like change of underwear, socks, as well as essential documents – your Family Contingency Binder or Plan. We have a larger article on the Family Contingency Binder here and a discussion on BoB’s here.
Do Not Wait!
Do not wait until there is a knock at the door or an emergency alert message telling you to immediately evacuate your home. Put a bag together TODAY.
Have your essential documents, pictures, emergency money, etc. near the door ready to go for each member of your family, including one for your pets.
Remember, Fortune Favors the Prepared
Have a bag for each member of y