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The 3 Types of Bug Out Bags Explained

Do you know what a bug out bag is? Did you know there is more than one type? In this article I explain exactly what each type is for.

Do you know what a bug-out bag is? 

Basically, it is a pre-packed bag that you can quickly grab and go which contains everything you need to survive for a certain period of time. 

And there are actually a few different types of bug-out bags. 

In this article, I'll explain the more common types and what they are used for.

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Get Home Bag

The first is a get-home bag, also called an everyday carry bag (EDC). 

It's called an everyday carry bag, but that doesn't mean you'll be carrying it around all the time. It just means that it has all the essentials you use frequently, as well as some water, snacks, and maybe some simple survival items.

Many people have several of these bags which they stash in the places they frequent most often, such as at work, home, the gym, etc.

Bug Out Bag / Go Bag

Usually when people say “Bug Out Bag”, they mean a go-bag. 

In general, this is designed to help you survive from three days to a week. Just enough time to get to your next bug-out spot or figure out what your next plan is. 

Most people will keep this at home, but you may also have one in your car and/or the office. 

I.N.C.H Bag

The last type of bag is known as an I.N.C.H bag, which stands for 'I'm Never Coming Home.' 

It is similar to a bug-out bag but contains additional necessities such as extra clothing and other items.

In the I.N.C.H. bag, you basically carry enough supplies to last you indefinitely. 

This doesn't mean you have to pack everything. Think of it as if you are going on a long-distance hike. 

It truly depends on what you are comfortable carrying, especially if you are leaving for an extended amount of time.


As you can see, there are several types of bug-out bags, and ideally, you will have them all. 

But having them isn't enough; you also need to know how and when to use them, and you can do that with the ‘Evading and Escaping Capture’ training manual.

Safe training!

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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