TSHTF and you have to decided to Bug Out, you grab your B.O.B and head out the door for your Bug Out site. A few miles from your house on the outskirts of town you, for whatever reason, are forced to ditch your B.O.B and everything in it. Can you still make it to your Bug Out site or did your plan to get out-of-town die the second your B.O.B. hit the ground?
If your plan was built around only what you had in your B.O.B. chances are getting to your Bug Out site just dropped to about zero. By having a tiered “Bug Out System” you can keep your Bug Out Plan alive.
The first “Tier” of your “Bug Out System” is your B.O.B. It carries all that cool gear you bought for just this day. You have your MRE’s, water filters, alcohol stove, hydration bladder, sleeping bag, comprehensive first aid kit, clothes, etc., and all the other things that will make having to Bug Out just a bit more comfortable and greatly reduces the hardship and stress of an already difficult and stressful situation.
If you are just starting to get your Bug Out Gear together and need a pack to carry it all or just want to upgrade your pack CLICK HERE to check out our selection of packs.
Tier 2 consists of a tactical vest and the assorted pouches you can attach to it.
Along with ammo for your primary and secondary weapons (you do have those right?) your vest should also have an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) that should be equipped to take care of not only minor cuts and scrapes but life threatening bleeding and trauma as well.
Many tactical vests are also hydration compatible and you would be well served by having a vest that is and adding a 2-3 liter hydration bladder.
The pouches available for your tactical vest will allow you to carry a water filter, stove, food, spare batteries, a survival kit, and any number of other things that makes having to ditch your B.O.B. not such a pain in the ass.
If you need a vest to add to your “Bug Out System” CLICK HERE to see our selection of tactical vests and chest rigs.
If you already have your vest and just need to add new pouches CLICK HERE to see our selection of MOLLE Pouches.
Tier 3 consists of the clothes on your back and what you can put in your pockets. This is the reason I like BDU’s or some variation of them. You can carry a couple of magazines for both your primary and secondary weapons, a knife, and a multi-tool on your belt.
You can carry a “Pocket” survival kit, a small first aid kit, food bars, water bag, etc. in the various pockets on the BDU’s. Wearing a “Survival Bracelet” or two gives you plenty of 550 cord. Toss a small knife into your pocket or a fixed blade knife to your belt and you have everything you need to survive.
You may not have as much support as you would if you still had your B.O.B. or tactical vest but you still have the ability to make it to your Bug Out Site.
To see our selection of Survival Kits and other survival gear that will fit nicely in a pocket CLICK HERE.
Having a complete “Bug Out System” like the one outlined above will greatly increase your chances of making it to your Bug Out Site alive.
I look forward to seeing your comments and as always, Train to survive!
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