The bag of gear that is required to survive a few days in hostile conditions is often referred to as a Bug Out Bag (BOB) or Get Out Of Dodge (G.O.O.D.) kit by survivalists.
It holds the basic necessities and useful items and weighs anywhere up to as much as the owner can carry. Usually, it is considered that in emergency situations, it will take at least three days (72 hours) for outside the community help to arrive. Therefore, there should be three days worth of food, water, and personal items for each member of the group.
Survival kit also often includes: water purifiers, shelter, fire starters, clothing, food, medical supplies, navigation and signalling gear. The man-portable kit can be used when you don't have to leave. It can be thrown into a vehicle when the situation allows you to drive away from the area. It also provides you with a kit that can be carried out of an affected area if the damage is too great.
The suggested contents of a bug-out bag vary, but most of the following are usually included:
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