If you are putting together a bug-out bag, you don't want to just cram everything into the bag. You want to organize the items that you put into your bug-out bag so that you can easily get to the items that you want when you need them.
You want to use containers that are lightweight and waterproof. You want to preferably use containers that are puncture-proof and transparent as well so you can see what is inside of them and can easily grab what you need.
You can probably reuse containers that you already have around our home. Plastic food containers are a great way to organize items because they are waterproof, transparent, and are pretty strong and resilient. Altoid mint containers are great for keeping some things in, even though they are not transparent. You can easily keep a sewing kit or matches for your fire inside of an altoid mint container.
If you are willing to invest a little money into your containers, pelican cases are really nice. They are waterproof, airtight, chemical resistant and corrosion proof. They are the ultimate unbreakable containers for items you really want to keep safe.
When it comes to packing things, you need to think about what items you want to group together. A good way to group things together is in terms of function. That way, when you need to start a fire, you can pull out your fire starting kit, or when you need to administer first aid, you can pull out your first aid kit. This can be a good way of organizing things.
Group items together in terms of function. Remember that it is okay to repeat items. For example, you can put matches in both your fire starting kit and in your food supply kit. That way, if something happens to your fire starter kit, you still have matches in your food supply kit.
Grouping items together can help you find them more easily in your bag, so think about what goes together logically and don't be afraid to repeat essential items in your bag such as matches and life straws, which automatically filter water for you.
A few ideas of different types of kits you can put together include a fire starter kit, sewing kit, electronic kit, communication kit, sleeping kit, food supply kit, food kit, a map kit and a shelter kit.
The key is to make sure that your bug-out kit contains the items you would need to survive if you get lost or delayed while out in the wilderness.