Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Preparedness Bag (Bug Out Bag)

Some of my first posts to this blog were about what you should have in your Preparedness or Bug-Out Bag for those traveling to and from work, especially those who take the train to work.  See my previous posts here, here and here.  However, I never showed the actual bag I use.  Originally I had a gym type bag to carry all my stuff but it was a cheap bag,  a pain to carry and heavy. 

I recently bought a laptop backpack made by Wenger Swiss Gear.  I bought my bag at Target.  I decided to buy this type of bag because it has many pockets, carrying all my gear is easier on my shoulders, and it looks cool.  To avoid the attention of being singled out as a survivalist by co-workers or others on the street, this type of bag is good to have since it is common and it just makes you look like a IT computer guy.  Having a hiking backpack or military style ALICE pack would be asking for attention. 

If you do not have a Preparedness Bag, even if you drive to work, you are not prepared. 

Below are some photos of my previous and current Preparedness Bags.

Live the Motto - Be Prepared!

Old Preparedness Bag
New Preparedness Bag
New Preparedness Bag


  1. Love your seems we have a lot in common :)

    -North Woods (Eagle Scout, 1991)

  2. Thanks. I'm glad you love the blog. (Eagle Scout, 1993)