Being a geek means more than just knowing everything there is to know about your favorite technology. There are racing geeks, car geeks, music geeks, and even survival geeks. Survival geeks pride themselves on knowing what to do in the event of an emergency, or even an upcoming zombie apocalypse. One thing survivalist geeks pride themselves on is their ability to get up and go with little to no warning. After all, when the end of the world is at hand, you don’t have time to pack your bags.
Enter the bug-out bag, also known as an AWOL bag, 72-hour kit, grab bag, GO bag, GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge), or more formally as a Personal Emergency Relocation Kit (PERK). This bag can be useful for a range of situations ranging from emergency evacuations due to inclement weather, zombie apocalypse, or even as a quick grab-and-go camping solution.
The idea is that you have an easily accessible bag at the ready so you can get up, grab it, and head out into the unknown and survive for a number of days without assistance or direction. The chances of you actually needing a bug-out bag is pretty slim, though in situations such as Hurricane Katrina where a bad situation suddenly made a turn for the worse, it could mean the difference between life and death.