Finding the right bug out bag for you without having to pay an arm and a leg!
Hello, my friend and welcome back! When I first started out Prepping, I went out and bought a $59 bag, which would hold what I needed it to, but because of the poor quality, I was always afraid that it would fail soon after I took it in the field. The truth is I just couldn’t afford those $200 + bags that you see out there. Well, I’m sure I’m not the only one and that is the topic of today’s post, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit!
Maybe it’s just me, but I just can’t afford to pay over one hundred dollars for a bag. It’s just simply a matter of economics, so I searched and searched till found bags that were durable yet didn’t break the bank. Today I’m going to share with you where you can find the bags that I use, and even a couple that I still need to get.
Ah, the Bug Out Bag, one of the most important items for every Prepper in the world. While needing to be large enough to carry lots of supplies, it also must be lightweight and comfortable to carry. My first bug out bag I bought cost $39.00 at a local outdoor store and was small and poorly put together. The reason I bought it was because it was cheap and about all I could afford at the time.
A few years later, I bought another one which was a little larger and had a couple of more places to store things. I paid a whopping $59.00 for it. Ya buddy! I was moving up in the world, or so I thought. While it was larger and had more places to store things, it was still cheap and would not hold up to daily use for any long period of time.
Finally, I had a friend of mine and a reader of my posts, tells me about this great backpack he found to use for a bug out bag. He was going on and on about how nice it was and all of the compartments it had to store and separate things. Finally, I asked the big question… How much did it cost you? When he said $79.00 I couldn’t help but think there had to be a catch. He gave me the information and I laid it on my desk to contact them when I could. Never the less, I didn’t call because it sounded too good to be true.
To make a long story short, I am now the proud owner of a 3V Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack, and I actually think this is the best bag on the market of Preppers to use as a Bug out Bag. As soon as I received it, I started looking it over and man is this thing built like a tank! I was really floored at the quality. (More on this tomorrow when I do a review of the bag.) Needless to say, this bag is now the one I use for my Bug out bag!.
What other bags do you need? Medical bags are a big one, and I have several different medical bags. I have one for First Aid, One for a Trauma bag, one for my battle dressing kit. Each has its own uses that put the items you need front and center so you don’t need to dig so much to get to what you need.
The great thing is that even though I purchased the bags I have now on Amazon, it turns out the 3V has a great selection of pouches and bags that would work much better at a price I can live with. At the time of this writing, the 3V large medical pouch is just $9.20. You’re not going to beat that anywhere!
Another pouch you may need is a bag to use for your Trauma supplies, you need the 3V Rapid deployment bag. It’s just about the right size and only cost about $24.95. Dump pouch for your Rifle magazines are only $7.58, you’re not going to beat that anywhere either! Just about any bag you may need, 3V has it. Trust me; I wouldn’t be saying this if I didn’t wholeheartedly believe it.
If I seem excited, then it’s because I am. I have searched for high-quality bags at a reasonable price for years and came up empty-handed. These are the bags I have been waiting for. One of my readers had asked me a while back to recommend someplace where they could get good bags, and I was hesitant to recommend anything because I just haven’t found anything I felt comfortable recommending to my readers. Well, I can now recommend these without any hesitation.
Here is a link to the 3V gear site and if you get the chance please swing by and look at what they have. If you are unsatisfied with any of their products, please let me know. By the way, did I mention they have a lifetime warranty on all of their bags? They do and if you ever order one, I sure you will agree that they are the best bags out there right now.
I hope this has helped you find good sources for all of the bags a Prepper needs. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared. God Bless America!