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3 Reasons I Ditched My Bug Out Bag – Wait, What?

Well this video caught my eye. After all, he’s chosen NOT to have a bug out bag… is he crazy!? Perhaps not. At least, not when trying to survive an apocalyptic event or societal collapse, in which case I tend to agree with him. Personally, I’d be far more likely to stay put in such a scenario than try to go somewhere else, especially on foot.

Interestingly, he still does have an EDC bag, a get home bag (here’s the GHB I made for my wife), bags for hunting and camping, but no bug out bag. While I’m not yet sold on ditching my bug out bag, especially when there are so many other disaster scenarios which could prove useful to have one, I get why he’s chosen to ditch his bag.

So long as you remember the purpose of a bug out bag–to get you from an area of danger to an area of safety–then I say there’s certainly no harm in having one. If, on the other hand, you’re expecting to survive Mad Max style for years on end with your bug out bag then you’re not being realistic.

Now, if you want to get to the heart of the discussion as to why he ditched his bag then skip to about the 7:20 mark, but I would strongly encourage you to watch the beginning to understand his background…

By Damian Brindle

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