Do you want to know the 9 best tips for packing your bug out bag? Then read on. You might want to look at the 9 suggestions below. They will help make your bag easier to pack, as well as help you avoid packing issues that could actually slow down or even ruin your trip. Here they are:
* First, clear all of your luggage of any items that you may have mistakenly packed and taken with you. This includes prescription medicines, batteries, cameras, knives, paint tarpaulins and any other items that you have thought were necessary but were not. These can be a real hassle to go through your luggage and try to find these things if they have somehow made their way into your bag. Put them in the freezer until you need them.
* Second, make sure you do not bring any bugs with you. Traveling with live bugs means that they are going to multiply and spread quickly. It’s especially bad during the summer months when the heat can cause a whole host of health problems. Leave these bugs in your hotel room or the airport if you can. Even if you think they are not a problem now, they might be after you. Leave them in the hotel’s laundry room if there is one and make sure that they do not go anywhere with you in your bag.
* Third, do not carry any cosmetics or medications that could potentially be contaminated with bugs. If possible, either put them in a separate compartment or throw them away altogether. While you are at it, wash any clothing that you have worn with bugs in them. Use hot water to kill the bugs that remain and then wash in hot water to completely remove any remaining bugs and scents.
* Fourth, before going on your trip, make sure all your bags and luggage are already clean. Wash your luggage in hot water as well. After each trip, check your luggage and clean it thoroughly. Do not put anything else in the bags that will have contact with the bugs. This includes pillows, stuffed toys and other similar things. It is also important to make sure that there are no leaks in your bag or luggage.
* Fifth, do not take food or drinks that are too cold when traveling. These items will attract bugs and transmit diseases from one person to another. As an additional precaution, freeze any food or drink that you intend to take on your trip. Be sure to pack an ice cube tray to keep them frozen until you need them.
* Sixth, wear bug-proof clothing. When going on an outdoor trip, it is not uncommon for bugs to travel in your clothing. This means that the bugs can get into your clothes and lay their eggs. To protect yourself, put on bug repellent, long pants and shirts.
As you can see, this list doesn’t include every single tip for packing your bug out bag. However, these are the most important ones. Remember to double bag your items in the same manner as you would if you were packing a house. Also, be sure to store your food and drinks in a cooler rather than in your typical kitchen.
* Seventh, plan ahead. If you can, plan your vacation two or three months in advance. This will give you enough time to plan your activities in advance and have the appropriate bugs repellent and bug cream on hand. It will also make it easier for you to know where you will be staying outside, what you will be doing, and what the most likely weather conditions will be.
* Eighth, avoid using your Bug Out Bag as a carry on. Even though it is easy to put items into your Bug Out Bag that you won’t need immediately, this can be very bad planning. First of all, it makes it much more difficult to locate your bag when it goes missing. Secondly, carrying items like makeup, luncheons, or other foods in your regular purse can result in having to spend extra time finding your bag.
* ninth, make sure you do your research. Bug scouting is an art. It takes a lot of patience to learn the best way to trap and contain these pests. Plan ahead by learning as much as you can about how to effectively and safely handle bugs.