„Bear“ Grylls, der eigentlich Edward Michael Grylls heißt und aus Nordirland stammt, ist gerade jüngeren Outdoor-Fanatikern ein Begriff. Der heutige Dokumentarfilmer und Autor war früher Soldat und Pfadfinderleiter und gilt heute als Koryphäe unter den Überlebenskünstlern und Abenteurern unserer Zeit. Nach dem großen Erfolg seiner TV-Serie "Get Out Alive!", die ein wenig wie Big Brother in der Wildnis anmutet, wurde kurzzeitig gar ein Notfallset unter eigenem Namen vertrieben: ein Bear-Grylls-Survival-Kit.
When loaded and put on properly, your hips should carry the bulk of your pack’s weight. Because of this, extra padding in the hip belt can make a lot of difference. However, you should also make sure the hip belt isn’t so bulky that it ends up rubbing your hip bones or ribs uncomfortably. In an ideal world, your bug out bag’s hip belt should fit comfortably between the top of your hip bones and the bottom of your lowest ribs. 
Wetfire is a non-toxic product that won’t produce clouds of noxious smoke. All it takes is a tiny bit sprinkled on the camp stove to get it going even when the rain or snow is coming down in blankets. In survival situations many perish because they’re unable to create the warmth they need to counteract cold, wet conditions. Wetfire is pocket-sized survival gear that allows you to withstand nature’s worst. Wetfire has a 5 year shelf life and can be activated using any stormproof lighter or other sparking device.
According to the Bug Out Bag Academy, the origins of bug out bags can be traced to the bags that many aviators in the military put together before missions. These were first referred to as ‘bail-out bags’ and they held items that would be critical for survival if a plane was shot down or experienced critical engine failure. Many WWII aviators actually carried gold or silver bullions in their bug out bags, as these were (and still largely are) considered the ‘universal currency’.