From Xplor for Kids
February 2013 Issue

How To: Make a Bug-Out Bag

Publish Date

Feb 01, 2013

Keep a bug-out bag always packed, and you’ll be able to get your hide outside with a moment’s notice. Never head off on an adventure without the items shown in bold. They’ll keep you healthy and safe if you get lost or have an accident. Items shown in plain type will make exploring more fun, but they aren’t essential.

here’s what to pack

  • Backpack
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Rope
  • Field guides
  • First-aid kit
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Matches
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottle (Make sure it’s full)

not shown, but good to have

  • Raincoat
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra jacket (if it’s cold)
  • Hat


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This Issue's Staff:

David Besenger
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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