If you’re emergency kit, or Bug Out Bag, is all packed, you might consider adding one or more of these additional bags to cover emergencies you may not have thought of:
1. A nylon drawstring backpack or smaller nylon backpack
It can be very helpful to have a second, smaller backpack if your main bag gets too heavy to carry comfortably, its weight slows you down, or if you have a second person who can help carry your supplies.
These smaller, lighter packs can be tightly rolled and secured with rubber bands so they take up very little space.
For more tips about these 3 bags, listen to this episode of The Survival Mom Radio Show!
2. A wet bag or wet sack
If you have a baby or toddler, you know how important it is to always have on hand a waterproof bag of some sort for wet clothing, dirty cloth diapers, etc. If you find yourself trying to stay dry, these bags are a godsend for keeping important gear dry.
I have a few ZipLocs in my emergency kits as well, but a wet bag is far sturdier and more dependable.
3. A “key chain tote”
I discovered the usefulness of these bags several years ago on vacation when we ran into souvenir overload! These nylon totes collapse into a tiny, inner pocket which can be attached to just about anything.
These bags come in different sizes; I think the duffle bag size is the most handy.
4. And, here’s a BONUS 4th type of bag to carry! Dog poop bags
Well, yes, if you often travel with pets you already know about these, but consider that you may need to carry out human waste. Just one of these rolls contains 20 bags and each roll takes up only a tiny bit of space.
And, they’re not just for poop. With so many bags in one roll, you’ll find many other uses for these “guaranteed not to leak” bags! (Just tie a knot in the top of the bag to seal.)