When an emergency or survival situation strikes, you want to be prepared. This means having a reliable bug out bag packed and ready to go.

While many people focus most of their attention on the contents of their bug out bags, from food supplies to personal defense weapons, the bag itself is just as important as what’s inside of it.

When shopping for the right bug out bag you should be looking for something that is lightweight yet durable. It should be able to hold all of your survival essentials, making sure that they are secure and accessible when you need them most.

Bug out bags are not one-size-fits-all. That’s why we have provided you with 12 of the top bug out bags and survival packs on the market.


For more information contact:

Hazard4; 626-344-1454

Maxpedition; 310-768-0098

Mountain Smith; 800-551-5889

Blackhawk; 800-379-1732

Voodoo Tactical; 877-336-2567

Eberlestock; 877-866-3047

Tactical Tailor; 866-984-7854

511 Tactical; 866-451-1726

Arcteryx; 866-458-2473


Echo-Sigma; 424-241-3246

This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE ™ Winter 2015 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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