A bug out bag that is constantly in use…organization tips
Hello, I am new here. Hopefully I can organize my thoughts well. I live in California and have a bag that reflects that, but I also carry it when we travel. We are divers and travel to, shall we say, many destinations that are not exactly developed, usually in Asia and the South Pacific. So I have a bag that is very overbuilt with regard to specialized first aid (I carry liquid prednisone and tons of things for respiratory illness because my son is a severe asthmatic and tons of things for emergencies when diving), as well as water filtration (we’ve visited a few islands where the water isn’t safe to drink). We take about three fairly long overseas trips per year.
I also carry a fairly robust hygiene kit and my own 2p big Agnes tent and a bivy for when that tool shed of an airport in Fiji cancels our flight and we are stuck overnight (We have slept in a tent in a terminal in the Bangkok airport) I’m also taking the bag on 5-15 flights per trip where I have to remove all of the tools and some liquids and place them in my checked bag.
I’m thinking about just taking all of the disparate items I can’t take in a carry on, like my knife, multi tool, handsaw and liquids and placing them in their own ziploc I can just place in my checked luggage (which means they’d be in their own ziplock in the emergency bag I guess?). I also don’t necessarily need all of the first aid items I’d carry on a dive trip in my bag at home when we go in our RV.
does anyone have a good system for rotating items in and out as needed? I’m afraid an emergency will occur at home and I’ll be stuck without my knife or my gravity bag.