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Hurricane Preparation: How To Store Your Belongings

Hearing that a hurricane is coming towards your town or city can sound incredibly scary. And while they can be, you can also prepare your house and belongings to try to mitigate the damage. Buying a tactical range bag made in the USA doesn’t just have to be for ammo. They can be used for a variety of purposes including hurricane preparedness. Read on as we explain how to use your load out bag in cases of emergency.

Preparing For Quick Exit

Once you’ve prepared your home and yard for the incoming hurricane, it’s important to prepare your valuables and other belongings. While traditional methods of storing your valuables can be handy in mitigating damage, few people think about using an ammo bag to store their belongings during a disaster. Why use a tactical range bag that’s made in the USA? It’s because your belongings will be ready to go so that if you have to evacuate, you can easily take your valuables with you.

You don’t have to leave your important belongings behind when you have ample room and space in your load out bag. With multiple compartments you can pack along anything you have room for. Your range bag can double as an emergency kit filled with the right necessities. And you’ll never have to worry about it falling apart because of its durability.

Making a “Go Bag”

While it can be difficult to find a range bag for sale at times, it’s important to invest in one when there isn’t an emergency at hand. You’ll find many uses for them over time. One example of this is a “go bag”. You can fill the bag with emergency supplies such as non-perishable food, water, and first aid supplies. You can also include things like flashlights, batteries, and other personal items. This bag stays stocked and ready to go at all times so if there’s ever a need to use it, you can pick it up and go. This is paramount in a hurricane as you never know when you’ll need to evacuate.

Things to include in a “Go Bag” include:

  • Flashlight (either crank style or bring extra batteries)

  • Radio (either crank style or bring extra batteries)

  • First Aid Kit

  • Water

  • Non-perishable food

  • Dust Mask (to filter air)

  • Plastic Sheeting

  • Duct Tape

  • Prescription Medications

  • Important Documents (placed in a watertight bag)

  • Cash

  • Emergency blankets

  • … and anything else you think you’ll need that will fit

You can ensure your survival by creating a “go bag” intended to double as hurricane preparedness. The FEMA website includes a more comprehensive list of things to include in your tactical range bag, as we’ve only listed a few of the important ones here.

Backup Data

Once you’ve prepared your equipment and valuables for a quick exit, try to take stock of what you own. If you’ve already got pictures for insurance purposes, be sure to back up your data to a cloud or download it to a small compact drive that you can include in your tactical range bag. If any of your belongings are damaged as a result of the hurricane, you may need that information to submit an insurance claim.

Additionally, if you have digital photographs, work-related documents or anything else that’s valuable to you on a hard drive, be sure to back it up. If you can take the computer with you, that can limit the damage it withstands, but if not, using a cloud service or a removable hard drive will allow you to save everything you need without having to have your computer system on hand.


Tactical range bags aren’t just for ammo and other equipment. They can be used for a variety of purposes since they are durable and high-quality. If you get a tactical range bag made in USA you can be sure that it will last due to its high-quality materials and stitching. Don’t be too long evacuating for a hurricane due to lack of durable transport space. A load out bag is the perfect option for packing along everything from ammo to identification.

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