Sometimes you don’t have time to grab your primary bugout bag. Make up a minimalist bag for this occasion. Your packing list should be short, and most of the items should be multi-use—plan on packing enough for 72-hours. Whatever bag you use, you’ll fill it up, so buy a smaller one. A backpack (the more pockets, the better) is usually better than a duffle bag. A good start is to remove all non-essential items.
Keep your bag readily available for that emergency getaway.
- Becoming a minimalist is important for long-term happiness, and a lot depends on learning what a want is and what is a need.
- Society has engrained a mentality that more is best, and breaking away from this is critical.
- Clothing is one item where it is important to keep quantity in check, and as a general rule of thumb, two of each item is ideal.
“It’s easier to start the process sooner rather than later, especially if a day comes where you have to leave your house and most of your possessions behind.”