An Evacuation Kit is also known as BOB (bug-out bag). The basic idea is to be able to take it at any time, together with the items one would require to survive for at least three days (72 hours). However, it may not be easy to complete such a set on your own.
Where should I start?
When choosing the ideal evacuation kit, you should consider several aspects.
The first most important aspect is the weight. If the kit is too heavy, it will restrict our mobility. Its capacity does not have to exceed 35 litres.
Equally important is the material from which it is made. Weak and thin material used for the production may not meet the existing conditions and may break under the weight of the equipment. The best material seems to be CORDURA® fabric, extremely resistant to abrasion and tearing.
The best thing to do is to buy a complete Evacuation Kit with full equipment. This will ensure that we do not miss anything and that all items are in the best place they could be.
Water, which is unfortunately quite heavy and takes up a lot of space, is essential for survival. Therefore, the evacuation kit should be equipped with water purification tablets. They kill bacteria, the consumption of which leads to poisoning. Help Bag™ evacuation kits also include a steel cup and a burner necessary to boil the water, and a thermos, in which you can store a supply of water if another water source is not available for a long time.
The ability to light a fire will also ensure our survival. You must have a lighter, matches and a flint. Another thing we need to take care of to ensure our safety is the light. It is best to have several independent light sources such as a headlight, a classic torch, and a dynamo torch. The additional power source in the form of a power bank is worth its weight in gold.
We should take responsibility for our own lives and the lives of people we meet, hence we should take care of the necessary equipment such as the first aid kit. A portable hygiene kit will help us to maintain comfort during increased physical effort in difficult and unfavourable conditions.
The weather conditions in which we live can also pose a threat to our health. The evacuation kit should include a thermal blanket, hand and foot warmers, and, most importantly, a raincoat. A simple tool kit will help you to create a temporary shelter. The necessary items that should be included in the evacuation kit are a knife, a strong rope, a folding hand saw, and duct tape.
The evacuation kit should also include a sleeping bag to protect us from the cold, as well as an inflatable pillow to increase our comfort. The kit should be protected from getting wet. A rain cover will therefore be useful.
In case of smoke or air poisoning, safety goggles and a filter mask covering the nose and mouth may be necessary.
The ready-made Help Bag™ evacuation kits include, among others:
- First aid kit
- Artificial respiration mask
- Rescue blanket
- Emergency phone
- Sleeping bag
- Sanitation kit
- Leather gloves
- Water purifying tablets
- Hand and foot warmers
- Duct tape
- Warning lamp
- Multifunctional flint
- Cable tie
- Gas stove
- High-visibility vest
- Rescue knife
- Safety goggles
- Filtering half mask
- Hand saw
- Quick-drying towel
- Steel cup
All these solutions are used in Help Bag™ evacuation kits. It is a complete product, created on the basis of suggestions from experienced rescuers and survival enthusiasts. Help Bag™ products are indispensable for every responsible person who values safety not only in extreme situations but also in everyday life. Help Bag™ – Evacuation kits