Bug-out bags are all the rage these days, and with good reason. You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to see that real-world disasters have been taking place in recent years, such as Hurricane Katrina, the New England ice storms, and Hurricane Sandy. Even FEMA and the Red Cross recommend you have a kit ready for when calamity strikes.

Whatever you call them, be it a bug-out bag or get-home bag, it’s not a bad idea to have one ready to go in case of an emergency. The main difference between a bug-out bag and a get-home bag is which way you’re headed. A bug-out is something you have ready to go at home, in case you need to evacuate. A get-home bag is something you keep with you at work or in your vehicle, in case bad things happen while you’re away from home; its purpose is to provide you what you need to help you get back home or to another location safely. Both styles of bag are going to contain largely the same gear. So the big question is, what exactly should you include in your kit?
That’s a topic that has filled numerous books, web pages and Internet forums, and it can be a bit overwhelming to someone who isn’t a gear junkie. A lot of folks would like to be able to just get what they need, all in one place, without wading through the myriad of choices available and having to figure out what exactly they need. Luckily, the folks at Lansky have got you covered with their T.A.S.K. bag.
What’s In The Bag
The Tactical Apocalypse Survival Kit, or T.A.S.K., may bring you visions of a Mad Max or Omega Man scenario, but rest assured that the gear supplied in this kit will work just fine for more mundane scenarios too. Lansky starts with a good-quality, 20-liter-capacity, ballistic nylon daypack that features adjustable shoulder and waist straps, two side water-bottle holders, a front utility pocket, and a main storage compartment.

Read more in the November 2013 issue of Tactical Knives

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