go bag

variants: or less commonly go-bag \ ˈgō-​ˌbag How to pronounce go bag (audio) \
plural go bags also go-bags

Definition of go bag

: a bag packed with survival supplies and kept ready for use in case of an emergency that requires rapid evacuation : bug-out bag I could stow away some bottled water and canned food, assemble a go bag—practical preparations that could come in handy in the event of a long electrical outage or the like.— Scott Hines With hurricane and wildfire seasons under way, summer is a good time to consider packing a go-bag of emergency supplies.— Melissa Kossler Dutton

First Known Use of go bag

1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Go bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20bag. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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