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Emergency Preparedness and Bug Out Bags: 17 FAQs from Atlas Obscura

Recently we were approached by the lovely Lauren Young, a writer at popular online travel blog, Atlas Obscura. She wanted to know if we’d be willing to “talk shop” and do an interview for her readers on the importance of bug out bags and emergency preparedness for the common person… Of course we said yes. And while our answers to her probing questions far exceeded the space, and time permitted for her article (you can read her condensed writeup here), we... Keep reading

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How to Organize Your Bug Out Bag

Bug out bags have evolved a lot over the years, especially as survival experts have made their way online to collaborate and share their own tips and tricks. This post contains several reminders when you are considering how to organize your bug out bag. Preppers and manufacturers have engineered ways to make them cheaper, lighter, smaller and so on in an attempt to reduce their payload and maximize chances of survival in a disaster situation. In fact, it has also... Keep reading

How to Survive a Power Outage: A Common Man’s Guide

“Great. The Power Is Out…. Now What Do I Do?!” …fears of fatal vulnerabilities in major government systems and national power grids leading to a more widespread malicious attack have people preparing for the worst case scenario. We’ve all been there: you wander into the kitchen in the middle of the night for a glass of water, only to find the light switch doesn’t work. You glance over at the microwave to see what time it is, and it too... Keep reading

11 Critical Items for Your Bug Out Bag

One of the many privileges we have here at Bug Out Bag Academy is being able to watch the latest trends, examine and review the latest products, and then recommend only the best quality bug out bag essentials to you.   Thanks to you, as one of the leading websites in emergency preparedness and survival education, we’re introduced to new and exciting innovations in survival and emergency preparedness on a weekly, if not daily basis. But as you probably know... Keep reading

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Best Bug Out Bags Comparison

The first and most important item in every Bug Out Bag List is most likely the bag itself. It doesn’t take long to realize that looking for a bag to use for your bug out bag can be a daunting task. There are plenty of options and an exhaustible list of great choices. At Bug Out Bag Academy, we like to keep things as simple as possible. For your convenience, we’ve dug up reviews and compared several of the best... Keep reading

Bug Out Bag List Essentials

75 Bug Out Bag List Essentials

I know, I know….The last thing the World Wide Web needs is another Bug Out Bag List (well, that and pictures of adorable pets and babies), but…this is a site dedicated to bug out bags! And well, it just doesn’t seem complete without one. So we decided to post our list for the whole world to see…and ultimately scrutinize. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just browse the survival forums).   A Bug Out Bag List is Not... Keep reading

How to choose the right bug out bag

How to Choose the Best Bug Out Bag for You

The best bug out bag there is, is one that is accessible and lightweight and tailored to suit your individual needs. Many people automatically assume that if a crisis ensues, they’ll be able to get far away from the scene easily by car. In a true “bug out” situation though, you can’t rely on roads to get you where you need to go. That’s where everyone else will be, causing all sorts of traffic jams and mayhem. Simply recall the... Keep reading