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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

6 Responses

Linda Kjonnerod

October 18, 2020

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

Jinx Giffords

October 18, 2020

Am in it!

Margaret Harris

October 18, 2020

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

Melissa Evans

October 16, 2020

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

Laurel Halloran

October 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?

Beth K

October 16, 2020

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

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