Our Story

BTG Outdoor Gear (BTG) is a husband and wife owned business residing in Northern Illinois.  We have 2 boys (9 & 12) and a daughter (20).  

With living in the Midwest, we experience the up and downs that come with it - ice and blizzards in the winter, tremendous amounts of rain and flooding in the Spring and Tornado conditions all too often. City provided electricity on our grid has always been a hurdle. Over 20 years ago we found ourselves preparing for the unexpected and developing contingency plans to protect our family.

Emergencies have no boundaries and in addition to building sustainability for our primary residence and our off the grid “fixer upper”, we also developed the need to build emergency gear that we could simply grab and go if needed.  This theme led us down a path that was frustrating.  After buying preassembled kits, we realized just how cheaply these were made.  We then embarked on a long, yet educational journey of buying our own components to test them in real-life scenarios.  We know what works and what doesn’t. Our company is built on the theme of quality, durability, and effectiveness.  We only support gear we use ourselves.

Bottom line is that it takes time to research, buy and assemble quality Survival Kits (aka Bug Out Bags).  The purpose of our company is to provide solutions and quality options for those of you who want Peace of Mind for yourself and loved ones while also providing access to top-notch gear that supports outdoor enthusiasts (like us). These are products we actively use today from manufacturers we Trust.  Our goal is for each of you to have complete satisfaction and if you are not for any reason, we will make it right.  

Check out our Top 10 Reasons to Purchase BTG Emergency Survival Kits for additional peace of mind.

Thank you for taking the time to browse our products.  If you have any questions, please reach out at anytime.  

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