Bug Out Bag Essentials | An official journal of the NRA

A. Adjustable for extra capacity, the Suitable expandable backpack has two external pockets with internal organization as well as zipped side pockets that can accommodate a water bottle and/or a smartphone. It has multiple exterior pockets, a laptop compartment and is also hydration system compatible making it an ideal bug out bag. MSRP: $109.99; proper.com

B A good flashlight is definitely a bug out bag essential, and the NEBO Thin+1200 It features durable, waterproof construction combined with a powerful 1,200 lumen beam and laser pointer. If you can’t find an outlet to charge your phone (and in an emergency you’ll want your phone working), the Slim+1200 doubles as a power bank, allowing you to keep the phone running. vital electronics at all times. MSRP: $49.99; nebo.acgbrands.com

VS Magpul’s latest iteration of its popular Magazine PMag 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 incorporates new materials, technologies and manufacturing processes for increased strength, durability and reliability. Since you’ll want to protect yourself while you’re out, they make a nice addition to your bag. Its mil-spec spring keeps cartridges properly tensioned against its four-way anti-tilt follower. MSRP: $14.95 (each); magpul.com

D. Compact and easy to store in an insect-proof bag, SOS food bars offer a convenient source of 3,600 calories in a bar that tastes like a coconut cookie. Each pack contains nine 400-calorie bars that have a five-year shelf life, making them a bug-out bag essential if you get hungry while out and about. MSRP: $5.95; sosproducts.com

E. Measuring 56 inches long by 64 inches wide and weighing just 2 ounces, Cabela’s SPACE emergency space blanket retains body heat, even in sub-zero temperatures. Thanks to its lightweight construction, it packs away compactly, making it a vital (but minimal) addition to your pack. MSRP: $4.99; cabelas.fr

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