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Bug Out Bag System

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A forest fire burns near Kelowna, BC, 2013.

by Sakej Ward, July 9, 2017
Considering the wild fires in BC and the provincial state of emergency, I know their is a lot of our people wondering how to prepare for such an emergency. I want to help out, a little bit, by providing a packing list for a Bug Out Bag System, think of it as a evacuation bag list. If you are in a threatened area and may have to face the threat of a wild fire start to prepare now.  Hope is not a strategy! Read the rest of this entry

Be evacuation prepared with Grab and Go kit

A forest fire burns near Kelowna, BC, 2013.

A forest fire burns near Kelowna, BC, 2013.

KELOWNA – With predictions of a long, hot summer and the resulting risk of interface fires, Okanagan residents are encouraged to have a “Grab and Go” kit at the ready.

The coordinator of the Regional Emergency Program in the central Okanagan says being prepared in advance helps reduce stress when an evacuation order is issued.

“By taking a few simple steps now, when you and your family are not under the pressure of the clock, you can better prepare to face a range of emergencies anytime, anywhere. You should be ready to cope on your own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency,” says Kelowna Deputy Fire Chief Travis Whiting. Read the rest of this entry

BOB the Bug Out Bag

by Warrior Publications, Jan 5, 2014

How not to pack your Bob Out Bag; US soldier overburdened with high tech gear and weaponry.

How not to pack your BOB; US soldier overburdened with high tech gear and weaponry.

A Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a pre-packed bag of personal survival items that can be grabbed when you must quickly depart a location during an emergency. The bag must be light enough for you to carry over long distances, yet contain enough items to sustain you for up to at least 72 hours (3 days). The typical weight of such a pack is between 30 to 40 pounds. Once you have assembled the bag, take it out on hikes and camping trips to ensure that it works, that it’s light enough to be carried over rough terrain, and that the items contained in it are both durable and necessary. Read the rest of this entry