Bug-Out Bag Checklist - 30 Essential Items (On Shopee)
When we speak of natural disasters, it’s always good to remember that Malaysia is quite fortunate in that we are not situated within the pacific Ring of Fire – a path along which the region is characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. To pick a close example, our neighbour Indonesia is at a much higher risk of experiencing natural disasters like volcanic eruptions and high-scale earthquakes that may result in catastrophic tsunamis such as the one that happened in Aceh in 2004.
Flash Floods & East Coast Monsoon in Malaysia
In our country, natural disasters or emergencies often take the form of flash floods in high density cities in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as flooding as a result of the rising tides from the seasonal East Coast Monsoon. These natural events often hit areas in our East Coast and regularly take place between November to March.
1 Home, 1 Emergency Bug-Out Bag
Preparation for facing any disaster ought to be done for each individual or family, as recommended by the Malaysian government through agencies involved in disaster management. The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET Malaysia) has recently released an infographic and a reminder about the need to prepare an Emergency Bag or Bug-Out Bag (BOB) for every home in the event of an emergency situation. This bag functions as an emergency bag that can be immediately carried on your person and accessed directly as and when an emergency occurs, thus saving a lot of time in time-sensitive situations.
List of Essential Items in a Bug-Out Bag (BOB)
If you go camping a lot, you must know a little about BOB, right? Basically, this Disaster Emergency Bag consists of short-term needs for a period of 48 hours, before help arrives – including food, safety, communication and survival items. It is recommended to place it in an accessible storage area or in your vehicle. So, what are the items in the Emergency Bag that we ought to have? Here we’ll look at a checklist of disaster emergency bag items that all Malaysians should have from now on. Choose only items that suit your needs, ok? Ok let’s go!
These are some basic essential items:
- A pair of clothes
- Personal medicine
- Mineral water
- Personal documents (copies of IC, passport, etc)
- Garbage bag
- Some cash
- A pair of shoes
- A lighter
The above are the essential items that you ought to have in your Bug-Out Bag (BOB). The below items are some other additional items that you may want to consider. All available on Shopee at affordable prices. Preparing for your family should be quick and easy after this. Let’s prepare now guys!
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Best List of Bug-Out Bag Essentials in Malaysia
Waterproof Shoulder Bag
First things first, how do you start if you don't even have a suitable bag, right? If you haven't bought a bag yet, buy a waterproof type and it's even better to get a shoulder bag like this one. Because it is easy and comfortable to take to move. Neat and tough.
Multipurpose Small Pouch
Get a transparent so that it’s easy to see what’s inside.
Get a torchlight like this one with side lighting. Can be used in various situations.
Emergency LED Signal Flash Light Flare
Flares can be useful in situations that require brighter and clearer signals.
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Multipurpose Tools Set
Get an all-in-one tool like this. There’s even a small hammer.
Multipurpose Tools Set with Screw Set
If you don’t think a small hammer is necessary, this one has a screw set.
AUKEY PB-N73 N Series 10000mAh Universal Powerbank for Android & iOS
If you already have a large powerbank, a smaller second one like this can be good backup. Find one with many ports. USB Type A, Micro USB, USB Type C dan Lightning.
Remax RPP-184 40000mAh Fast Charging Power Bank With Torch Light
You must have a powerbank as an emergency source of power for your gadgets. Large ones like this are good. Complete with a torchlight and LED display for use in dark places.
3 in 1 Mini Dual Arc Electric USB Windproof Rechargeable Lighter & Torch Light
A lighter can be important. But many regular ones are not wind or water proof. Lighters like this one, use electric waves to spark the fire. Charge with a USB.
3 in 1 Portable USB Rechargeable Fan with LED Light (7800mAh)
A fan may be as important as a torchlight. Can be used when your power is out. Get one that’s USB chargeable like this one. Good sized battery with some light.
Vinnfier Tango Neo 7 Lightweight Portable Bluetooth Speaker with FM Radio
Why would you need FM Radio? Because in an emergency situation, the public communication systems may be cut off. So, the function of this radio is for us to get news during disasters that are broadcasted through radio frequencies, whether public radio or disaster-related broadcasts.
JOC Portable Mini Radio FM Speaker With Rechargeable
If your budget is not a lot, get one like this. Good enough in most situations.
Outdoor Reflective Camping Rope Nylon Anti-slip Paracord
A rope can be useful in many situations, from pulling things to saving lives.
Multifunction Outdoor Survival Paracord Bracelet with Flint, Whistle & Compass
This type of bracelet has many functions and easy to use. WIth paracord rope, fire starter, compass, a small knife and whistle. 5 in 1.
Sports Camping Rechargeable CREE T6 LED Headlight + Free 2 Batteries + Adapter
This headlamp is optional. If you think you might need it in certain situations, can consider getting one.
WaterProof Anti Leakage Duct Tape
In emergency situations, you may find yourself in need of a duct tape to fix leakage or stick things together.
Vention USB Cable Type C Cable 3A Fast Charging
A spare USB cable can be very handy if you have many other devices that are USB chargeable.
Aluminum Alloy Survival Whistle
Basic item in an emergency kit.
VitalFour Multi-Purpose First Aid Kit (39pcs)
Very basic but useful first aid in emergency situations.
TT Premium Pouch First Aid Kit (40pcs)
If your BOB is already full, maybe get a pouch sized like this one.
Rescue Emergency Blanket
This multipurpose blanket can be used as a sleeping mat or blanket.
Poncho Camping Rain Coat
This raincoat can be used as to make a tent or canopy too.