After you have come to grips with the content of your bug out bag, where do you store it? My personal preference would be my car. Typically, my car is where I am. When I am home, on the road, at work, or out and about, so is my car. If the house is about to collapse (my car is parked outside of the garage), there may be a better chance retrieving that bag from the car than from any given location inside the house. As an added benefit, I also have my bug out bag when getting stranded somewhere else. For example, your car breaks down or gets trapped by a snow storm in the middle of nowhere - I remember this story vividly http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16699185/...ly-lost-oregon-tried-avoid-snow/#.VcQv8Dx8M5s Now the question is, if you have a firearm as part of your bug out bag, how comfortable are you leaving it in your vehicle? I would keep it unloaded, possibly trigger/hammer locked, and keep either the gun or the magazines separate in the locked glove box. I am fairly confident that I will have my keys when leaving the house. What's your take on this?