Why is a bug out bag a great idea? Where are you bugging out to and from what?
Oh I don't know. Maybe like the time I was forced to evacuate during a 10,000 acre forest fire and had a "bug-out bag" ready to go with important documents, a few days worth of cash for emergency use to secure hotel lodging, vehicle fuel, restaurant meals the next county over, and a few other needed items? Perhaps not important to some, but better prepared than being a leech on someone else charity IMO!