It seems that every day there are more naturalâ€”and unnaturalâ€”disasters to be worried about. Whether the threat isÂ nuclear war or rising sea levels, creating aÂ proper bug-out bag can give you peace of mind. We combed through Adventure Frog,Â an online retailer that specializes in survival gear, and put together the ultimate bug-out bag for just $240.
To saveÂ on space in your bag, look for tools that have multiple uses, like this shovel. A unique design letsÂ you attach the handle to different tools, including a hacking blade, bottle opener, saw, ax, pickax, and nail puller.Â
Made out of a reflective polyester film, this bivy sleeping bagÂ isÂ bright orange to help rescuers find you. Use this alone or inside a sleeping bag to boost the temperature rating by 20 degrees.Â
This three-season tentÂ is great as a backup shelter or even for a lightweight through-hike option. Weighing just 2.9 pounds, the tent is fully waterproof and packs down small enough to store in a backpack.
This 3.8-ounce backpacking stoveÂ is incredibly easy to useâ€”simply unfold it, insert a fuel tablet, light it up, and then place your cooking pot on top. Youâ€™ll have a hotÂ meal in no time and you wonâ€™t have to carry the weight of traditional stove fuel.Â
This kitÂ will help you start a fire, no matter the conditions. A waterproof caseÂ holds the magnesium slab,Â a compass, a 150-decibel whistle, gel fire starter,Â 20 weatherproof matches, and a tin ofÂ tinder.
Invest in these USB-rechargeableÂ AA batteries, which can be recharged up to 500 times. Simply plug their USB ends into your computer, solar panel, or wall outlet, and pop them into your electronicÂ device once theyâ€™re done charging.
This collapsible lanternÂ packs down small enough to fit in your pocket or store easily in your bag. Using the integrated solar panels and USB ports, you can charge the lantern and any electronic device.
This electric hand warmerÂ gives off between 104 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit of heat depending on which setting itâ€™s on. It also doubles as an external battery pack to power your devices.