The Drop Points
Even if you're on your own, a few drop points are still handy along your bug out routes. These could be caches of food, water and other supplies, staged at halfway points or other handy spots along your path. If you have family and friends that are joining you on your bug out plan, these drop points could also contain pencils and a notebook, which could allow you to leave messages for each other. This could be incredibly important if the cell phones and other communications are out. Make sure your drop points are easy to find (if you know what to look for), weather-tight, bug and rodent proof, re-useable, and hidden. Ammo boxes, metal tins, and similar containers are all great choices. Avoid wood or plastic containers, as rodents can smell any food they hold and chew their way in.