bug-out bag

noun

variants or less commonly bugout bag
plural bug-out bags also bugout bags
: a bag packed with survival supplies (such as food, water, medications, and flashlights) and kept ready for use in case of an emergency that requires rapid evacuation : go bag
When … the hordes of locusts, plagues, zombies and floods come, you'll want to grab the family, the car and the bug-out bagPopular Mechanics

Examples of bug-out bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Call it a bug-out bag, go bag, or survival kit, this stash can support four people for up to three days. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 4 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bug-out bag was circa 1958

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“Bug-out bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bug-out%20bag. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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