Is the below outline missing anything? To me "Bugging Out" is simply being prepared in the event of the unexpected, knowing risk levels and having commensurate preparation ahead of time; much like insurance provides measurable security in the event of an accident; or similarly like a carrying CCL is insured against violent attacks. Hence; Bug Out gear then has differing levels and considerations. Levels and Issues: 1.) Individual - What is the perfect Kit ? 2.) Family - Plans, how much and scenarios for meeting up. 3.) Vehicle - Essentials - like vehicle clearance and puncture resistant truck tires. 4.) Group - meet ups 5.) Short term - Whats the wise average readiness # of days? 6.) Long Term - What if it takes a month or several? 7.) Insurgent / Underground / Resistance - What if it turns violent? 8.) From Urban to Wilderness locale. - Just where and do you have a planned route with minimal bridges or freeways to cross? 9.) What are the warning signs of which impending events and proper plans of action for each? - The internet turns off; cell phones are shut down and Barbara Walters is on every TV channel saying everything is fine ... "Terror Cells" are being collected in every city. (Is that scary?) 10.) What are your priorities of action and routes of escape in said situations? - Have you made your "Bug Out" plans panic free?