Perhaps I should call it an INCH rather than a BOB. If I leave my home to bug out it's because I dont plan on coming back. I know I will catch a lot of slack for this, but I am asking everyone to honestly think about what I am about to say before responding. Whenever I tell someone I know who is a prepper (outside of this forum) that I don't put food in my BOB, they call me crazy or stupid. In a previous thread, I was told "clean food is the hardest thing to find". Respectfully I must disagree. For thousands of years FIRE was the hardest thing to find. Yes you can fire plough or bow drill a fire if needed. Trust me it is a pain in the ass, you will burn many calories doing it, and matches are much easier. A little less food means a lot more matches. Now you must also hunt for food. You can be primitive man and chip rocks into points, or you can use bullets. Less food equals more ammo. Also please keep in mind, IF I bug out (notice the big IF), it will be permanently. Not for a few days until things settle down. So what good is a few days worth of food, compared to the need I will have to hunt and cook food for possibly months or years. If you plan on bugging out for a few days or a few weeks until the shit is wiped from the fan blades. Then by all means pack food. If you plan on a permanent bug out, I ask... Is food really needed in your BOB, or are there other items that in the big picture and through the long run might help you survive better?