This is an excellent article by survival sullivan. Do I Still Need a Bug Out Bag if I am Bugging In? - Survival Sullivan In the article he makes a very valid point. Yes, you do still need a BOB even if you are planning to bug in. The reality is no plan is perfect, no place is 100% safe, and you aren't really prepping if you think that there is only one scenario that might play out. 2 is 1, 1 is none. Always have a back up.