You’ve done an amazing job at finding, and gathering up all your prepper gear and rations, but I doubt you’re considering carrying all that stuff around in a paper bag. When it’s time to store all your survival stuff, you want to find a great backpack so you can just grab your “bug out bag” when the SHTF.
Quiz: What is the one piece of prepper gear that will be used the most? Why your backpack of course! More than just a place to store your survival stuff, your bug out could be on your back a lot, possibly rubbing up against the environment, being set down on damp soil or rocks, etc. For this reason you want to find an extra rugged backpack that can survive all this possible abuse. Skimping on a cheap backpack could mean at some point it gets damaged, and starts leaking your vital prepper gear all over. A bad situation you definitely want to avoid, so make sure you find a rugged backpack capable of withstanding prolonged use.
You can’t actually predict what the environment will be like after a major disaster. Maybe you live in a nice sunny, warm place now. But things could changed and force you to relocated to an area with snow, rain, sleet, etc. For this reason you should plan for the worst, so a waterproof backpack is the absolute only choice for a prepper. The things inside your bug out bag could be the difference between life or death, and you don’t want items that could be water damaged getting wet. If your bug out bag is waterproof, you can take comfort that your survival gear will be ready for use when needed. Even backpacks which are not waterproof can be made so with waterproof covers, or tarps.
When it comes to packing survival supplies in your bug out bag, you want to focus on minimizing weight – that means carrying low-density supplies, especially when it comes to food. You want to avoid food that contains a lot of water, as water is very dense and we already have water filter or water distillers to use purify natural sources. That means we can concentrate on dehydrated food rations, and/or survival food bars which are low-density. So the ideal here is to carry as much of these low-density food packs as possible – which means a large volume backpack. This high capacity bug out bag allows you carry lots of food, which extends survival time.