Spring Storms Bug-Out Bag Check List

By Suzanne Wiley published on in Camping & Survival

While some of you may still be shoveling snow, other parts of the country are experiencing damaging and fatal floods and tornadoes. Spring has definitely sprung and with that comes not only weird, but also severe weather patterns. Long-range weather forecasters, as reported from Accuweather.com predict a worse storm season this year than we experienced in 2012 with “above-normal amount of tornadoes this season.”

Bug Out Bag Checklist, courtesy of ThePrepperProject.com

Whether you live in Denver and are dealing with late-season snowstorms, or in humid Houston with threats of floods, your spring bug-out bag needs to include at least three days worth of essentials that will carry you through power outages and utility loss.

The infographic to the right from theprepperproject.com not only demonstrates how to pick the perfect bag, but also shows you all the essential items you need for bugging out at any time of the year.

Your spring storm bug-out back should include:

To be better prepared or to learn more, here is a list of severe spring weather preparation posts:

What is in your severe weather survival kit? Tell us in the comment section.

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  • Secundius

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    Lifesaver 20000, Potable Water Treatment System, about the Size of a 5-Gallon “Jerry Can”. And yet can Filter Up To ~5,283-Gallons (20,000-liters) of Potable Water before Reactivation of Chemical Purifiers. Totally Self-Contained and Requires NO POWER Source. Great If You Have A Family with You…

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  • PeaceSouljer

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    Wait – weight! It is much lighter to carry a small water filter than water itself – unless you are in the SW US of course but just about everywhere else you can find water. Carry a folding or crushable water bag with you when you find some. Pack everything you may [think] you need and then take out HALF. Without conditioning the ‘average’ person can typically only carry 20-30 pounds / day. Even those dollar store ponchos are better than getting soaked in the rain.

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  • Bill

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    “Potable water—one gallon of water per person per day”

    Can’t carry that. It’s 24 pounds per person for just a 3 day supply and that’s just too darned heavy. Even a young Marine in top condition isn’t going out the door with 3 gallons on his back.

    But you CAN carry the first gallon and a filter (or other way) to make more. That makes finding water, potable or not, a high priority. But it was a high priority to begin with. Right?

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    • JSW

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      Right you are, Bill. Also notice the sheet(s) of plywood- I’d rather carry the water.
      What’s being proposed here is a “layered approach” to the “Bug Out Bag”.
      Layer One: What’s in your pockets? (Be they cargo pants, vest, etal.)
      Next layer is your pack, which carries a few more comfort items.
      Third is your escape pod (vehicle of sorts), which carries more than you, or two or three others, can.
      Finally, the “Home Layer”, where keeping three gallons of water per person should be an easy task, as well as those sheets of plywood and tools to fasten them to windows.

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  • Bill from Boomhower, Texas

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    Man Suzanne, just reading through your post, it reminds me of all the stuff I have, or have misplaced which I can’t find, an expensive scanner which isn’t that old, with a set of batteries inside, my favorite compact folding militaty digging tools, a 16X24 target scope which I finally found the box and rings for………I’ve got too much stuff to bug out, and too much too defend on my own here. What do I pack first? Thanks for the links to other posts also. Hopefully, I’ll find all my stuff before SHTF day next go round. We already past 12/21, and I was lookin’ for some of those items even then. At least I still have my solar calculator. Six – 3 = 3.

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