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

Car Emergency Kit Survival

25 Car Emergency Kit “Must Haves” to Rule Any Road

While the weatherman is already promising inclement weather and record snow and ice storms, we at Bug Out Bag Academy have been reviewing our car emergency kit for whatever is still to come… Now you may be thinking, “isn’t that what bug out bags are for – in case of emergencies?” And you would be absolutely right! But roadside emergency preparedness is special in that it goes far beyond your basic bug out bag needed for survival. (If you have... Keep reading

Top Bug Out Bag Comparison

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 Essentials Checklist

75 Bug Out Bag List Essentials [2018 Update]

A Bug Out Bag List is Not One Size Fits All Quite simply, we at Bug Out Bag Academy believe an excellent bug out bag starts with a great Bug Out Bag List.   It doesn’t necessarily mean everything you put on the list will end up going into your bag, but at least you’ve got a pretty good idea of where to start.   The last thing we want is for people like you to not start because you... 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

Bug Out Bags: Things to Know Before You Build Your Own

Allow us to dispel some misconceptions we had when we first set out to build our bug out bags. Bug out bags require time and money, but it’s time and money well spent if it helps keep you alive. First, the bag and its contents are intended to help keep you alive. It alone will not do this. However, it’ll surely aid in your survival if you know how to use it and its contents properly.   Bug Out Bags... Keep reading

What is a Bug Out Bag?

What is a Bug Out Bag? [+ Free Checklist PDF]

A bug out bag is basically a kit that contains everything you need in order to survive on your own for at least 72 hours. The number 72 comes from the fact that we as humans cannot survive for longer than 72 hours without water. But more on that later…   Defining Bug Out Bag According to Wikipedia, “a bug out bag is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating... Keep reading

Bug Out Bag Contents

Bug Out Bag Checklist: Why You Need One and Why We’re Giving Ours Away

Why are we writing a bug out bag guide or what all needs to be included on your bug out bag checklist? Well, if you’re like us, it doesn’t take long to feel anxious or uneasy about where the world is headed when glancing at today’s headlines. Seemingly, not a day goes by that news doesn’t flash across our televisions or computer screens reporting of the latest catastrophic natural disaster, terrorist attack or threat, or even the imminent collapse of some... Keep reading