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What to put in your bug-out bag

What to put in your bug-out bag

What to pack in your bug-out bag depends on the kind of escape you are making. Running from ninja assassins, you’ll need different things than what you pack for a simple weekend getaway. Entering the witness-protection program doesn’t call for the same tools as a zombie apocalypse. The purpose of this brief blog is to remind you of three often-overlooked essentials you want to have on hand for all getaways.

1. Hot sauce. The most common complaint about refuge centers is always the bland food. And roasting rodents over a fire in the empty halls of a defunct shopping mall calls for flavor enhancers. Regardless of where you end up and what you are forced to eat, you’ll be delighted when you can kick it up a notch with a splash from your bottle of hot sauce.

hot sauce


2. Brilliant- and emerald-cut diamonds. You sure don't want to have to schlep gold bars everywhere you go. A plump bag of gems weighs almost nothing and diamonds are easier to conceal. Don’t waste time with un-cut stones since they won’t dazzle a bandit chief or trawler captain like cut gems do. Carry a mix of sizes so you have the flexibility to differentiate between a simple tip and a major bribe.



3. Lucky charm. Where you’re going, it might be smart to have a lucky charm. Something small, but with amazing powers will serve best. Don’t leave home without it.


Good luck with all your travels.

By the way, if you don’t already have a bug-out bag, you might want to check out the Skedaddleosaurus Bags—a tote and duffel bag for all kinds of get aways.

Don—Pittsburgh, October 15, 2020

Comments on this post (6)

  • Oct 18, 2020

    Sigh I want one, but I’m trying to budget. One for me and one for someone else might be the solution.

    — Linda Kjonnerod

  • Oct 18, 2020

    Am in it!

    — Jinx Giffords

  • Oct 18, 2020

    I’m with Laurel. Any suggestions on countries with sane leaders?

    — Margaret Harris

  • Oct 16, 2020

    I always thought an apocalypse required cigarettes, alcohol, and chocolate. I’m gonna need a bigger bag.

    — Melissa Evans

  • Oct 16, 2020

    Do you have suggestions of what to include in a bag that I have to grab quickly when I’m leaving the country in case Trump wins?

    — Laurel Halloran

  • Oct 16, 2020

    Perfect suggestions! Hoping the hot sauce will cure my hiccups from laughing so hard at this blog post!

    — Beth K

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