You can follow our basic bug out bag guide and still find yourself in a dangerous situation. This can be mitigated to some degree by including contents in your bug out bag based on where you live.
Different regions are prone to different types of natural disasters. In the United States, southern costal states are more likely to be impacted by hurricanes. Midwestern states are more likely to be ravaged by tornadoes. If you live in New Guinea or Indonesia, earthquakes are a more common natural disaster.
The point of all this is simple: include your bug out bag essentials, but also include essentials based on your geographical region. More specifically: include items that help you survive your regions natural temperature/weather, and also your regions more common natural disasters.
In order to help you with this, we’ve taken the time to make a region breakdown of areas based on most common natural disasters. Then, we made lists of important BOB items to help you face and mitigate these risks.