Bugging Out in Style: Tips for Surviving in Comfort

In today’s uncertain times, emergencies can strike anytime, anywhere. From natural disasters to civil unrest, it’s important to be prepared for any eventuality. One of the key components of emergency preparedness is bugging out – leaving your home and heading to a safer location. But just because you’re bugging out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Here are some tips on how to bug out in style while staying safe.

tips on how to bug out in style while staying safe

Pack a Bug Out Bag with the Essentials

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for an emergency is to have a bug out bag packed and ready to go. This bag should contain all the essentials you need to survive for at least 72 hours, including food, water, shelter, and medical supplies. However, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Look for sleek and stylish backpacks that will complement your outfit and make you feel good while carrying it. There are plenty of stylish and practical backpacks that will hold all your essentials without sacrificing fashion.

Invest in High-Quality Survival Gear

Another key component of bugging out in style is having high-quality survival gear. From durable tents to portable stoves, having the right gear can make all the difference in an emergency situation. However, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for bland and utilitarian gear. Look for survival gear that is not only practical but also stylish. For example, there are now tents that are designed to look like high-end camping gear, with sleek lines and modern designs. You can also find portable stoves that are both functional and stylish, with sleek and minimalist designs that won’t detract from your overall look.

key component of bugging out in style is having high-quality survival gear

Consider Self-Defense Options

When bugging out, you want to make sure you’re safe from potential threats. That’s why it’s important to consider self-defense options. Whether it’s pepper spray, a stun gun, or a concealed carry firearm, having a means of self-defense can give you peace of mind and keep you safe in an emergency situation. However, it’s important to make sure you’re trained in how to properly use these tools and that you follow all laws and regulations regarding their use.

Dress for the Occasion

When bugging out, you want to be prepared for any type of weather and terrain. That’s why it’s important to dress for the occasion. Look for clothing that is both functional and fashionable, such as moisture-wicking shirts, waterproof jackets, and durable pants. You can also find clothing that is designed to be lightweight and packable, making it easy to carry in your bug out bag. Remember, your clothing should not only be practical but also reflect your personal style.

Stay Informed and Alert

Finally, one of the most important things you can do to stay safe while bugging out is to stay informed and alert. Keep up-to-date on the latest news and developments in your area, and be aware of any potential dangers or threats. Pay attention to your surroundings and be on the lookout for any suspicious activity. Remember, staying aware and alert can help you avoid dangerous situations and stay safe in an emergency.

stay safe and stylish in any emergency situation

In conclusion, bugging out in style is not only possible, but it’s also important. By following these tips and investing in the right gear, you can stay safe and look good while bugging out. Remember, emergency preparedness is not something to take lightly, and it’s important to be prepared for any eventuality. By staying informed, staying alert, and being prepared, you can stay safe and stylish in any emergency situation.


5 Gallon Bucket Storage Tip

Here’s a handy tip when you are stockpiling your survival and prepper supplies, store charcoal in 5 gallon buckets.

  • 1 Bag of Charcoal Briquettes will make it possible for you to cook 1 Meal a Day for a whole month.
  • 5 Gallon Bucket with lid.
  • (Optional) Add a bottle of starter fluid and some matches/fire starter to each bucket.

It’s a great storage item to have on hand during any crisis. Now you’re ready!

5 gallon bucket storage tip from Year Zero Survival.

10 Considerations For Your Bug Out Location

If worse came to worse and the world was in chaos, where would you go?

Where will you bug out when disaster strikes?

Many people already have determined where they would go – a bug out location – a spot where they could lay low and live for a while if things got pretty bad. If you haven’t decided where you’d go during an emergency, or you already have an idea, here are a few points to consider.

1. How far away?
How far away is your bug out location going to be from your home? With some disasters it doesn’t need to be very far away. For example, a flood zone might only take up a few miles and you might be able to walk to your bug out location. Other disasters, like an economic disaster or nuclear one, might require you to get a little further away from your home.

2. What kind of shelter?
Once you get to your bug out location, what kind of shelter are you going to live in? Is there a house on the property? Are you going to be staying in a tent? The type of shelter that you have might affect how long you are able to stay in the location. If you have to go to your bug out location in the dead of winter, you might be moving if your only living in a tent.

Many people even considering purchasing land in a more remote location so they don’t have to worry about living on someone else’s property. This would allow you to build a home and place supplies there.


3. Do you have a emergency bag?
We’ve talked previously about what kind of items you’d want in an emergency bug out bag or 72-hour kit. Depending on what are you’re in, your emergency items might differ. For example, if your bug out location is right next to a river, you might want a water filter instead of large water containers.

4. Water
Speaking of water, it’s important to know where you will have access to water during an emergency. If man-made water sources aren’t working, you might need to choose a location that has it’s own natural water source. You might want to choose a location close to a lake, river, stream or natural well. Mind you, if man-made water systems are out of service, a lot of people are going to be looking for water in these locations. You’ll also need to consider how susceptible those sources are to contamination.

5. Nearby food
Depending on how long you plan on staying at your bug out location, food might be a major consideration. Are you going to have enough animal or plant life around you that you can just live off the land? Are you going to be packing in all your food? Is the ground suitable for planting?

6. Popular for other people
If you think you’ve found the perfect place for you, there might be others that think the same. While at times, preparing to defend yourself is necessary, you might have a leg up if you know how to barter and maintain a good relationship with other people who are also bugging out in the same location.

7. How are you going to get there?
Like we mentioned above, this really depends on how far away your location is from your home. If it’s close to your home, you might consider walking or riding a bike. If it’s far away, are you going to be driving? This also has an impact on your ability to prepare with food and water. If you are going to be packing in a lot of water and food, how far you have to travel might be a big decision.

8. How many people are you planning for?
Is it just going to be you? Your spouse? Your children? Friends? Extended family? Many times, people will join with a family friend to buy property and build a home on their bug out location. This is probably one of the first things you’ll need to determine because it has a huge effect on your food storage, water storage and other emergency supplies.

9. Communication
How are you going to get in contact with others? Going to bug out location doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t need to communicate. Are you going to be too far away that you don’t get cell phone coverage? Are you going to get radio and/or TV coverage? Staying in contact with people will help you know what is going on and help you stay prepared.

10. Medical Care
Are you going to have the right supplies at your bug out location? While you might have enough food and water, what if you have a large cut and can’t heal yourself? You might consider a bug out location that is close enough to civilization that you can go to a hospital or find the right drugs that you need but is also far enough away that you can escape if you need to.

What else?
What do you think? What other considerations did you take into account when you were determining your bug out location? Please comment below and let us know. Share your knowledge!



Carry What You Can, In As Many Ways You Can


Create some (unusual) bike storage in the main triangle of your bike, using straps.

Or, use a more traditional means of extra bike storage, like a basket or carry bags. Also remember that you should have your Bug-Out bag on your back as well.


It’s a good idea to have a two-wheeled bug-out option in addition to a car, truck, motorcycle, walking, etc… You never know what the situation will be like.

Have multiple options ready.

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