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Survival Kits, Bug Out Kits & Bug In Kits… What’s the Difference?

Survival Kits

two person emergency disaster preperation packs

Goals:

  • Survive
  • Stay Put or Leave Area
  • Get Rescued Quickly

Survival Kits (commonly called 72-hour kits) are designed to help you survive an emergency until help arrives. Survival kits have the necessities to help you stay alive help you get found by rescuers or emergency services.

Survival Kits are portable in case you need to leave the area and typically have bright red and orange colors, flares, whistle and other tools to help you get found.

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Bug Out Kits

two person emergency disaster preperation packs

Goals:

  • Survive
  • Leave Area Quickly
  • Avoid Being Found

Bug-Out kits are designed to help you leave an area quickly, survive out of doors and avoid being found by pursuers (think zombie apocalypse).

Bug-Out kits are portable and designed to help you move fast and typically have dull colored and camouflage colored items so you can avoid drawing unwanted attention. Bug-Out kits have the tools and equipment to help you survive longer than a few days.

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Bug In Kits

Goals:

  • Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Stay Put Longer Term

Bug-In kits are designed to be used in a situation where you need to stay home in an emergency but where the water supply may be disrupted for an extended period of time and you need solutions for sanitation and hygiene.

Bug-In kits are designed to be used along with a survival kit and your longer term emergency supplies providing solutions for sanitation and hygiene.

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two person emergency disaster preperation packs

Okay so which one do I need? You know your own needs better than anyone, but all three of these kits from Legacy are designed to work together with minimal bad duplication, and maximum good duplication. For example, both the survival kit and the bug out kit have food and water (good duplication) but the survival kit has road flares and a whistle, while the bug-out kit has a survival knife and fishing supplies. Having all 3 kits gives you great survival tools a variety of survival situations.

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