There are many reasons that we may need to prepare for the worst. Environmental disasters, war and terrorism can all cause mass panic and disruption and anyone who has seen the television programme Doomsday Preppers will know that there are many people who think this way.  There are many possible scenarios that you may need to prepare for the worst and amongst preppers, a bug out bag is considered essential.

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A bug out bag is a bag containing essential supplies, that allows someone to be able to make a quick getaway if they need to and have supplies to use to help them to survive a wide range of situations. Your location will possibly affect what disasters you primarily prepare for, for example someone living in a tropical climate is more likely to prepare to evacuate the path of an oncoming hurricane or tornado than for a severe blizzard, and someone who lives a long way inland is unlikely to prepare for a tsunami.

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When it comes to being prepared it is important to prepare for the most likely situations that may cause you to need a bug out bag. Do your research on this. It is also worth researching services in your area that may help with your preparations. For example, Gloucester vape shop Lazy Juice Gloucester offer a same day delivery service and there are many places that can offer advice and information in the local area on impending weather situations that you may need to consider.

One of the most important things that you will always need to have in a bug out bag is a good supply of water. It is recommended that you have at least three days’ worth. It is also worth looking into water filtration kits or purification tablets that will allow you to create your own drinking water if you need to be away longer. Food is also another necessary item, and protein bars are perfect as they are packed full of energy and nutrients yet are not difficult to transport. You can also easily eat them on the move.


A battery powered radio and a good supply of batteries is also a good thing to have. It will allow you to monitor the situation via the news and make decisions for your own safety. Clothing and shelter are also essential – plenty of warm clothing and a small tent if possible, as well as a sleeping bag to keep you warm. Hats and gloves are also a good idea, especially if you are in cooler regions.