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Go Bag (Bug-out Bag)

A bug-out bag (BOB) or in a more common term, Go Bag is a portable kit that normally contains the items one would require to survive for 72 hours when evacuating from a disaster, although some kits are designed to last longer periods. Other names for such a bag are a 72-hour kit, battle box, grab bag, GOOD bag (get out of dodge), personal emergency relocation kit (PERK), or quick run bag (QRB).

The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the Go Bag from a survival kit, an aviation or a boating emergency kit, or a fixed-site disaster supplies kit.


The suggested contents of a Go Bag vary, but most of the following are usually included. They can usually be sorted into several categories.