Today I learned what a ‘Bug-Out-Bag’ is and what it’s used for. If you’re as ignorant as I was, then I’m going to help you out with a little assistance from the wonderful folk at Wikipedia:
“A bug-out bag is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster. It is also known as a 72-hour kit, a grab bag, a battle box, and other popular names include GO Bag and GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) bag. The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the bug-out bag from a survival kit, a boating or aviation emergency kit, or a fixed-site disaster supplies kit. The kits are also popular in the survivalism subculture.
The term “bug-out bag” is related to, and possibly derived from, the “bail-out bag” emergency kit many military aviators carry. The concept passed into wide usage among other military and law enforcement personnel, though the “bail-out bag” is as likely to include emergency gear for going into an emergency situation as for escaping an emergency.”
After learning about this I decided to check if there was anything out there to help someone like myself. Something out there to help me in a time of need. Something I could have really used on my five day trek from Oregon to Texas. Sadly there was nothing I found to ensure my survival or the survival of those I hold near and dear to me.
I am not one to sit behind my keyboard and do absolutely nothing to make sure my fellow wo/man kind isn’t taken care of… I came up with “Geek-Out-Bag”. Here’s how it works:
An emergency situation has arose in the safe little haven you call your lair. Be it a flood, earthquake, tornado, zombie uprising, or forced holiday with family; your world has been turned upside down and you’re torn out from your world of geekdom. Perhaps your pre-ordered video game unexpectedly came in the mail and you’re out of the proper rations needed to be holed in for the weekend. How do you survive? What will you do?!
Fret not little lords and ladies of all that is geek! For I have I developed the ultimate bug-out-bag to be kept in any closet at all times.
x Solar Powered Battery Charger
x Mylar Blanket
x Plaid Lounge Pants
x ‘Who Dat Ninja’ T-Shirt
x Helper Monkey (complete with personal care kit)
x Therm-a-Rest Self-Inflating Mattress/Lounge Chair
x Batman Throwing Stars
x Buddy Geoff Bobble-Head (limited edition, sold only with the Geek-Out-Bag)
x Mountain Dew
x Luna Bars (for healthy nutrition)
x Caffeine Tablets
x Body Wipes
x Spit Cup (for the helper monkey to dispose of fluid properly)
x Hazmat Waste bags
**Fully Charged DVD Player**
x Joss Whedon Collections
x Star Wars 4-6
x Monty Python Collection
x Family Guy Volumes 1-8
x South Park Collection
**Fully charged DSi**
x Ninja Gaiden
x Super Scribblenaut
*If you would like to purchase a ‘Geek-Out-Bag’, please place $50,000 in unmarked bills in the basement of the Alamo with your ‘ship to’ address stuck to the bills with a post-it note.
Current Mood: bored & Geeky