The safety of yourself and your loved ones is the number one concern during an emergency situation.  As we've learned over the years, cell phones do not always work when you need them as cell towers can be impacted by natural disasters.  Emergency Preparedness does not stop with only having food and water readily available.  Safety can encompass emergency communications, shelter, signaling devices, fire starters, sleeping bags, navigation, and of course radio communications with important NOAA alert announcements.  Fortunately,  BTG Outdoor Gear can provide these important items on your bug out bag checklist.