Bug Out Bag
I am starting my first Bug Out Bag.
Bug Out Bag For someone new to being a Survivalist building your first Bug Out Bag can seem like a big task.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due to an unexpected emergency situation–whether a natural disaster or one caused by man. A ‘Bug Out Bag’ is a pre-prepared survival kit designed to sustain you through the journey to your destination once you’ve decided to ‘Bug Out’ in the event of an emergency evacuation.
Category #10: MISC. GEAR
Category #9: PROTECTION & SELF-DEFENSE
Category #8: COMMUNICATIONS
Category #7: LIGHTING
Category #6: TOOLS
30 Uses for a Bandana A bandana is another one of those things that is useful for a thousand things but nothing specific. It’s right up there with duct tape and rope.
The Sawyer Extractor is the best first aid application for poisonous snake bites as well as insect bites and stings. The Extractor is a venom suction system that removes the venom from the victims bloodstream. The Sawyer Extractor system is also reusable and a definite must have for your Bug Out Bag or other survival gear.
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There is no doubt about the greatest advance since mankind started hunting with spears, clubs
Some people ask me, “Why a 72 hour bug out bag? Why not a week, or just a few hours?”
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-176 aligncenter" title="hanks2" src="http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2008/04/hanks2.jpg" alt="Tom Hanks Starting a Fire Without Matches" width="436" height="292" /> There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an essential survival skill. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a situation where you’ll need a fire, but you don’t have matches.
A while ago I asked readers Do You Have 5 Ways to Make Fire?
I would put the ability to make fire right behind water, shelter, and food in the list of most important things in a survival situation, and food and shelter in some cases.
As I start to prepare my gear for my Bug Out Weekend, and I re-evaluate what is in my Bug Out Bag , I may be looking to replace or eliminate some gear if I think it is redundant.
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