bug-out bag


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

bug-out bag

A bag containing things that would allow one to evacuate and survive in an emergency or disaster situation, often for a minimum of 72 hours. Typical contents include food and water, a first-aid kit, extra clothing, necessary medication, and maps. To "bug out" is a slang term meaning to leave in a hurry. Sometime abbreviated to "BOB." When the hurricane hit, I was very glad that my parents always made us keep a bug-out bag at the ready.
See also: bag
References in periodicals archive ?
A bug-out bag for an escape to the wilderness will be very different than one for a move to an indoor emergency shelter.
Still, I thought it might be useful to discuss the choices I made in putting together a bug-out bag for me and discuss why it works for me and why it might not work for you.
I opted not to pack weapons in my main bug-out bag for several reasons, not the least of which is I use my guns often and did not want to have to continuously go into my bug-out bag to retrieve them.
If you have to evacuate, water is bulky and heavy and you could easily fill up your bug-out bag with even a minimal three-day supply, so it is best to include only a very short-term supply in your bag.
On the other hand, emergency gear bags are expected to emerge as a lucrative segment, owing to impressively growing sales of consumer bags such as go bags, ready bags, and bug-out bags. This segment will continue to gain maximum support from indirect sales through retail stores, online stores, and specialty stores.
I have seen several articles on a bug-out bags but nothing on range equipment.