Survival gear bags are a priority for most people that are planning as a survivalist. While the bag is important, the most important aspect of a survival bag is the contents. If you’re forced into a survival situation, you want to have everything that you’ll potentially need in your bag so that you can grab it and go quickly. While some people plan for their bags to last them for a long time, the average length a bag should last you is around three days.
One of the most important items in your bag should be water and a water purification system. The average person should have around one liter of water each day. For this reason, your bag should have at least three liters to last you for three days. Having a purification system will allow your bag to provide you with an ongoing way to clean water for yourself. There are various types of purification systems that can easily fit into your bag. If your method of water purification will be boiling, you’ll need an item to boil water in and a way to start a fire. If you’d rather not use fire to purify your water, you can use iodine tablets. You can also find collapsible buckets or bottles that can help you with gathering water.
The next items to have in your bag are food items. If you’re only planning on your bag to last for three days, your food can include energy bars, jerky, and nuts to get you through the days. MREs are also a great source of food that doesn’t require anything other than water. For long-term survival, it’s a good idea to have some materials to aid in hunting to gain food. This can include weapons or traps. Another great option for in your bag is having a collection of seeds if you’ll be planning to grow food. Make sure that the seeds are separated and clearly labeled. It can be beneficial to bring a book dedicated to how to grow plants from seeds so that you will know exactly how to ensure your plants will grow.
Another important set of items to have in your survival bag is clothing. Having warm clothing can be a great way to keep spirits high. For this reason, there are a few items that you should always make sure you have in your bag. You will need sturdy shoes. Boots are great but they can cause blisters which can make it harder to travel. If you want to bring boots, make sure they are well broken in. You’ll want a few pairs of socks. Try to avoid cotton as it will take a while to dry if they get wet. Pack some long underwear in case it gets cold. Make sure that your jacket is both warm and will prevent rain from seeping into your clothing.
Survival gear bags are made up of exactly what you will need to survive. You want your bag to be prepared to ensure that you won’t need to spend time packing if you’re trying to leave in a hurry. Your bag should be able to sustain you for a few days, with some items providing help to survive long term.