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Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit [Paperback]

Creek Stewart
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Book Description

18 May 2012

Be Ready When Disaster Strikes

If an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared to leave your home--fast? You will be if you follow the advice in this book.

This book shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart details from start to finish everything you need to gather for 72 hours of independent survival--water, food, protection, shelter, survival tools, and so much more.

You'll find:

  • A complete Bug Out Bag checklist that tells you exactly what to pack based on your survival skill level
  • Photos and explanations of every item you need in your bag
  • Resource lists to help you find and purchase gear
  • Practice exercises that teach you how to use almost everything in your bag
  • Demonstrations for multi-use items that save pack space and weight
  • Specific gear recommendations for common disasters
The book even includes special considerations for bugging out with children, the elderly, the physically disabled, and even pets.

A disaster could strike your home at any moment. Are you prepared to face the devastating aftermath? Protect yourself and your family by building a Bug Out Bag today!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books (18 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440318743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440318740
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""How to Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag" is the perfect Kindle book to help you with the building your own Bug Out Bag!" --Before It's

About the Author

Creek Stewart is the lead instructor at and owner of Willow Haven Outdoor, a survival, preparedness and bushcraft school. He specializes in disaster preparedness and has consulted with individuals, corporations, non-profits and government agencies across the U.S. His website is

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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Book that will help you pack 30 Jun 2012
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
OK, so perhaps this title may be a little extreme but in a world where you have to look out for number one it's a book that helps you prepare in case the world goes to hell in a hand basket. Whilst some of the advice in this title isn't pertinent to those living in the UK (for example owning a firearm) the book really helps give the reader some serious advice on how to make a bag to the best of your ability (and in this case your wallet) so that you can carry enough to keep you going for 72 hours.

Personally whilst I won't be making it as a Bug Out Bag, I do like to make sure that I'm prepared for hiking in case things go bad. After all you never know when you might have a fall, when you may end up reading your map wrong and find yourself out on the fells overnight or if you come across someone else who's had an accident.

This title by Creek Stewart helped me make sure that I had a number of fire lighting sources, the ability to make a hot meal as well as having communications in case I need to make that emergency call. It also allows me to have a medical kit that will pretty much cover me for basics as well as giving the user the chance to check that they're as prepared as they think they are. One addition that I would add to the kit that Creek hasn't is a one serving bottle of either brandy or whiskey. It can be used as a steriliser for stitches as well as an emergency fire starter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok for the USA 21 Jun 2013
By Mushin
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This book is aimed at people who would travel from home to a bug out location in the event of emergency, allowing 72 hours to get "one tank of gas" away from conurbations (around 80 miles in the states?) to a prearranged hideaway. In reality most would find this hard in the UK, probably having to stay at home or rough it up the woods. I was getting seduced by all the fancy survival gear on the net and he's right, it would be expensive to put this kit together as is. A few trips to the car boot sale and some lateral thinking can reduce this a lot! Overall much of the contents comes under common sense and you work it to fit your own situation and pocket. Aimed at the US market but has some useful reminders and suggestions, after all we're only 3 square meals away from barbarism!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book 30 April 2013
By AndyM
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I really enjoyed reading this book and I found it very informative.
It's an easy read, with everything explained clearly. The checklists in the back are worth the price of the book in themselves, they remind you of all the little extras that don't immediately spring to mind.
I like the helpful buying advice in each section as well.
All in all a great book, I'd recommend to anyone interested in being prepared, this is a good starting point and guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 21 Jun 2014
This book gives clear concise advice on what you need in your bug out bag. However the book is also loaded with great tips and advice from someone who has obviously used the gear he discusses...a lot!

Well written, easy to read and informative!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overload of Stuff 23 May 2014
By Talon
Format:Kindle Edition
I found Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag okay but there is almost too many lists containing items that you will not have because you cannot carry everything that is in this book. A much better resource is Realistic Bug Out Bag by Max Cooper. It is the best book on the topic that I have read. Realistic Bug Out Bag is full of useful and insightful information that will really get you to think about your bug out bag.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tidy 18 Dec 2013
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A good book for putting together a rucksack, you don't need to be a survivalist to read this just a common sense methodical approach to what you intend to do and what you may need, useful check lists are provided to consider.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up 16 Dec 2013
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Highly recommended for the outdoor enthusiast. Was actually hoping it would be a bit smaller in size to make it more manageable in my bag so 4 stars
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