Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
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Packing Your Bag
So far, we have assembled some items for the emergency evacuation kit.
Let us pack them in the bag.
First, I'm going to need some waterproofing for the gear. A few plastic zipper bags and one or two big plastic bag will work. Most folks use ziplock freezer bags, gallon and quart size, and those black, thick contractor plastic trash bags.
Triple Antibiotic in plastic zipper bag,
with usage instructions from original package
Take first-aid supplies.
The triple antibiotic is inside a plastic tube that could possibly leak if punctured.
To prevent it from leaking all over your stuff, it is placed in ziplock baggie, rolled up, then placed in another baggie with its dosage instructions.
Needless to say, most of the air is removed from the baggies to prevent the baggies from bursting, if squeezed too hard.
Ooops, there is a third reason for waterproofing your stuff. To waterproof critical items like fire making material and medical supplies.
I apologize about the blurry pictures. I was experimenting with new setting on the camera.
After all the supplies that are critical to your survival and could possibly leak are waterproofed, you need to take everything and place it on your bed. Yep, your bed, or the floor, or a work bench, or the dining room table, or other large flat surface, or ...
Doing this helps you get organized.
Next, you want to load (pack) your bag. Depending on your emergency evacuation kit bag, will determine how you pack the bag.
Some folks are going to use an old suitcase. That's fine, but it's going to suck carrying it, traditionally. If you can improvise a pack strap system, you could carry the suitcase like a backpack.
Sorry, I got off on a tangent.
Like a purse, satchel, or zipper duffel; the suitcase is loaded laying flat. Since the suitcase isn't very deep, everything will be easy to get to. Not so for a backpack.
For a backpack, you and your family are going to pack little used items, such as sleeping bags, tents, and other supplies in the very bottom. In the middle, are more commonly used items, and at the top are the most frequently used supplies.
Depending on the bag, you may or may not have pockets on the outside of your pack. The pockets will hold critical items, such as loaded magazines, claymore mines, hand grenades, or ... ; - )
Just kidding. Maybe.
Really, the outside pockets would hold your wet weather gear, liquid fuel bottles (if you carry that stuff), water treatment equipment (water filter, water purifying chemicals), and other critical, frequently used supplies.
If I have a chance, I will add better pictures.
REI - Backpacks: How to Load
Wild Backpacker - How To Pack a Backpack