First I would say your Bug Out Bag should not be in your home, friends home, vehicle, or less half a mile from your home. Nor should it be more then a mile away. If it is cold and I had to leave under duress without taking anything with me, I do not want to be out there for any longer then I have to be before I can get warm. That being the case I use a Rubbermaid container buried about half a mile away with a pieces of plywood over it, dirt and then old pine branches. The branches pull easily away, With only three inches of dirt you can dig quickly to the edge of the plywood (even with a sick) and pull the entire thing up in every situation except frozen ground. In that case a large rock dropped/ or large man jumping on the plywood bounces enough that is breaks up the frozen earth.
Below you’ll find the posts at The Survivalist Blog.net from the bugging out category. I highly recommend you read each of them if you’re serious about putting together a bug out bag or bugging out. You’ll find posts with detailed lists of bug out bag contents, advice on how to bug out with children, communications while on the move and a wealth of other topics related to survival and bugging out.