This is a bug out buddy. It is a new take on a bug out bag. A bug out bag is a bag you can grab that is pre prepped with what you will need to survive. A bug out buddy is a smaller version of that. It has less stuff but more portable and disguised as a cute little stuffed animal.
The importance of a bug out bag must cover specific need like clothing and or shelter, food, water, and medical needs. This comes into play in the bug out buddy as well, just in a smaller degree. A bug out bag should cover a three day period at least. A bug out buddy will likely cover a several hours to a day at most.
The little dog here is a build your own stuffed animal. In this case a terrier. It come with stuffing, a little pink heart, and a birth certificate for naming your new friend. It has instructions to hold the heart in your hands, make a wish spin around three times, kiss the heart and place it within your stuffed animal. The opening within the velcro opening had a zip tie that i removed and can be placed inside for later use. They come in handy.
For Clothing and shelter there is an emergency blanket that can be used to trap in heat and keep you warm or can be used as a tarp to make a tent or some kind of shelter from the elements. A bandana has many many uses just google it.
For water, purification tablets, but also a a life straw could fit into it.
For food, non perishable hard candy. It will provide something to keep away hunger pains and provide sugar for energy.
Money, if you end up stranded somewhere you can be sure you wont be broke. Maybe you can call a cab, buy a soda or food. Keeping a little money tucked away is never a bad idea. Both large and small bills would be idea, but make your own decisions.
After that, within the tin is a small first aid kit, alchol swabs, pain away pills, band aids of varying sizes. Within the legs i placed germ-x hand sanitizer. Rubber gloves. A small pocket knife. (not everything may be age appropriate if this is going to be kept by a child). Soft ear plugs. For light a glow stick. It fits that,s how i know a life straw will fit.
On the spiritual front a blessed tea light candle. For more on what use this is for look up the three days of darkness. I will eventually cover more on this later, but there is such a thing as a darkness you can literally feel. Re-read the story of Moses. A blessed candle can keep out such darkness. Within the little bag i put it in i also put in some matches for lighting it. They can also be used to start a fire. The little vial is full of holy water. Sprinkling holy water can cast out evil. The little card is a reminder on how powerful the name of Jesus is.
It says JESUS Every time I say Jesus…. I wish to offer to God the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, His Passion and Death, with all the Masses being said all over to world for; the glory of God, my own intentions and the peace of the world.
Around as a collar i put a paracord bracelet. Not what i originally wanted to use, but i think this is actually better. There are many uses for para cord. The buckle has a whistle on it for alerting help and the buckle also had a flint and striking steel for starting fires and the steel has a little saw edge for cutting.
Clipped to the bracelet is a little flashing dog bone. Meant for a dog collar it flashes whenever it bounces. This could be useful for being seen in the dark. To avoid being hit or alerting help to your location.
Last of all you have a little comfort item. It can help you stay sane and calm in a dangerous situation. Everyone love stuffed animals. That is why we give them to the sick in the hospital. You can purchase cute clothing for them from many shops.
You could also put in other items like valuables for hiding, chap stick, prayer beads, anything small that might be useful for you. All bug out things should be tailored to your own needs and comforts. You know what you would need more than anyone else.