Backpackers wearing bug out backpacks hiking up a mountain

5 Must-Follow Guidelines to Choosing the Best Bug Out Backpack

Pros

  • They look ordinary, which will help you blend in. Using a hiking backpack makes it look like you didn’t plan ahead. You just grabbed what you had on hand and ran for it.
  • They are made to carry a lot of gear.
  • They are comfortable to carry over long distances.

Cons

  • Many of them are brightly colored, so you have to choose the color wisely. Select something neutral.
  • They may not be as durable as some other types of backpacks.
  • They might not have some of the additional features of some other packs. This is particularly the case when it comes to extra compartments. This makes it more difficult to organize your preps in this type of bag.

Pros

  • Designed for hands-free carry of a lot of hunting tools, weapons, and ammo.
  • Easy to get in camo and neutral colors.
  • Durable and easy to get water resistant or water repellent.
  • Many have a rigging system to transport hunted game

Cons

  • Not designed to easily compartmentalize and organize.
  • Most not designed to use MOLLE or ALICE systems. This is an attachment system that allows you to compartmentalize your bug out backpack. You can attach various pouches and can prioritize and organize easily

Pros

  • It will be more comfortable than a tactical backpack.
  • Allows you to organize better than a hiking backpack.
  • Color is good for urban and rural areas.
  • Durable.
  • Will accommodate a MOLLE or ALICE system.

Cons

  • Less breathable than a regular hiking pack.
  • Very expensive for a high quality pack.

MEET Roman Zrazhevskiy

Roman is a notable figure in the sphere of emergency preparedness and has been featured in various news broadcasts, publications, and documentaries to weigh in on the subject. He has made multiple appearances on HBO, BBC, CBS, and other media outlets to provide insight on the critical importance of readiness under all circumstances. When he is not hard at work being the CEO of Ready To Go Survival and MIRA Safety, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, shooting, handball, and scaring his neighbors by taking out the trash in full MOPP gear.

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