When you think you have a great bug out bag ready to go, you might inevitably discover during a disaster that you’ve missed something, even if it is something you don’t need to survive per se, but it’s something that would make your prepping life a lot easier. We’ve listed five such items below. Let us know if you think of more.
Extra Socks – Yes, having that extra pair of socks in your bug out bag is a good idea. We recommend wool or synthetic socks, as they dry faster and you’re less likely to get blisters.
Pepper Spray – This one is meant for protection not only from people, but from animals as well.
Emergency Radio – This item seems almost obvious, but you’d be surprised how many preppers don’t even think about putting these items in their bug out bags.
Guides and books – We’ve touched on this a little already but guides and books can help you improve your knowledge and therefore your chances of survival.
Games – Keeping your sanity in disasters is almost as important as knowing what to do in one. Games — in particular board, card, or mind games — can be a great way to keep your sanity while you’re bugging out.