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Carry Multiple Bug Out Loads on a Bicycle

There is no perfect load out for bugging out. The key is to have options depending on the circumstances and the situation at hand. Multiple Bug Out Load Outs leave you some options!

Multiple Bug Out Load Outs

Auto-Based Load out

This is your best Bug Out scenario (like there’s a truly good scenario for bugging out). You can leverage your Automobile EDC Kit and your Get Home Bag (these should already be in your car).

You can load up and stage large array of camping and provisions staged in plastic totes, or other durable containers. These containers should be stacked and ready to load into your car, truck, van or camper. I keep mine staged in the garage. I can back the truck (or minivan) up and get things loaded in about 15 minutes.

Things you need to ensure are in your totes (or boxes)

  • Get in or Get through Kit
  • Family load outs mentioned in Prepping When You Have Children
  • Clothing for all weather types and seasons – You can have season specific clothing and can grab only the ones for the season if time or space doesn’t permit more!
  • Sleeping bag(s) for all seasons
  • A full range of tolietries
  • A bunch of toilet paper (if you have a truck or van, why not a tote or 2 full of it)
  • Air rifles for post TEOTWAWKI food procurement or (If you have to abandon your vehicle, you should seriously considering taking one of these with you).
  • Jerry Cans or Gas Cans full of gas (treated with fuel stabilizer like PRI, awesome stuff). You will want to use caution if you are attempting to carry these full cans of fuel inside a vehicle’s cabin. We recommend putting them in the back of an open bed pickup truck!

Bug Out Bag

This should be ready to go and needs to be grabbed on the way out the door. It should go with you EVEN if you are bugging out by car initially. If your car becomes disabled, the road is blocked or you need to start bushwhacking through the country side, you’ll want to grab your fully loaded bug out bag and head out on foot.

We’ve covered Bug out bags and contents previously:

Choosing a Bug Out Backpack

Covert Prepper Backpack

Bike Bug out Kit

Should you have a stripped down load out for bugging out via bicycle? If you think it makes sense in your area, then you should have one ready to go.

There are numerous bicycle accessories and options for carrying gear on your bicycle:

If you do plan do use a bicycle as a bug out vehicle, make sure to have some tools to fix it!

Topeak Alien II 26-Function Bicycle Tool
Topeak Alien II 26-Function Bicycle Tool


This is the stuff you should have on you any time you are dressed and leaving the house. If you are home, it should be in a quickly accessible spot so you can grab it on the way out the door, in case that’s all you have time for!

EDC Survival Kit – Increasing the Odds of Survival

We can’t predict what emergencies, disasters or earth shattering events may occur. The key is to have give yourself the maximum amount options to handle circumstances and the situations at hand. Multiple Bug Out Load Outs leave you some options!



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