I have a med kit, and a shovel and snow chains in my vehicle. I have an 8 pound "get home bag" and boots in the trunk. I have food stored, for a month or stretch two, solar, heat and water enough. Yet, I have never considered a need for bugging out, or a "bug-out-bag". In fact the only time I would consider bugging out is if I was forced to be a refugee. Current Southern Sudan news illustrates what being a refugee is about. No bug-out-bag can change that.