The term “bug out” is related to retreating with speed—as in, getting out fast when the s–t hits the fan. This list for a bug-out kit is long, but it provides you with everything you’ll need for your best chance at surviving and living the wilderness in cold climates for an indefinite period of time. This kit also lends itself to portability, because you never know when you’ll need to move on from one location to another. The kit can be loaded into a canoes or other portable-size boats to be transported on water, and it can be portaged (albeit across many trips) between bodies of water, allowing you to access remote areas. When you and your family are not living off the land—waiting out the apocalypse—the kit can all be stored in a garage, trailer, or storage shed.