Bug-out bag Off-the-shelf Red Cross preparedness kit . A bug-out bag is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster. The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the bug-out bag from a survival kit, a boating or aviation emergency kit, or a fixed-site disaster supplies kit. The kits are also popular in the survivalism subculture. The term "bug-out bag" is related to, and possibly derived from, the "bail-out bag" emergency kit many military aviators carry. Other names for such a bag are a BOB, 72-hour kit, a grab bag, a battle box, a Personal Emergency Relocation Kits (PERK), a go bag or a GOOD bag (Get Out Of Dodge) INCHbag (I'm Never Coming Home). Rationale Some survivalists also recommend keeping a 'get me home' kit in the car and/or at work. Typical contents Enough food and water to last for 72 hours. See also References Jump up ^ J.
Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs On The Internet Are you preparing for the collapse of society? If so, the truth is that you are definitely not alone. The number of preppers in the U.S. has absolutely exploded in recent years. It has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States, and “Doomsday Preppers” is currently the highest rated show on the National Geographic channel. In fact, you could be living next to a prepper and never even know it. All over America, families are transforming spare rooms into long-term food storage pantries, planting survival gardens, unplugging from the grid, converting their homes over to alternative sources of energy, taking self-defense courses and stocking up on just about everything that you can imagine. So what are all of these people prepping for? Well, the truth is that no two preppers have the exact same motivation. Whatever the motivation, it is undeniable that the prepper movement has gotten very large and that it continues to grow. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Akathisia Info Blog | Drug induced anxiety could be Akathisia Getting Started In Emergency Preparedness Family Emergency Preparedness Kits - The Simple Life Every family should have an emergency preparedness kit. In fact, we should all have several kits: One for the home, one for the car trunk… You don’t have to be expecting Armageddon, zombies or a total breakdown of society to understand the value of a family emergency preparedness kit. Think about long term power outages, earthquakes, hurricanes, snowstorms… All of these situations can leave us without access to necessities if we are not prepared. Even those who enjoy preserving food; who have a backup generator; who have their own water source… can still encounter periods of vulnerability. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs or the country, emergency preparedness kits will include many of the same items. What To Put in Your Preparedness Kit: These are just some suggestions and not a complete list. Below are some other resources to help you and your family prepare for emergencies: Category: Uncategorized About Everett: Everett writes about voluntary simplicity.
7 REALLY Badass Weapons You Can Make At Home | Survival Life - Online Survival Blog & Survival News Want to make some awesome homemade survival gear? We decided we weren’t done with the badass homemade weapons quite yet. If you haven’t already, check out our first post, 7 Badass Weapons You Can Make At Home. In the same spirit as our first post, we wanted to share 7 more seriously badass weapons you can make at home. These weapons can be of use, but mainly they are just fun to make and use for entertainment. Check out these 7 REALLY badass weapons you can make at home. How to Make 7 REALLY Badass Homemade Weapons 1. This may be a simple design, but the name says it all. 2. With these instructions, you’ll learn how to make a Saw Blade Slinger. Find our step-by-step instructions here! 3. This particular flame thrower is made to fit in a normal backpack, keeping your arms and hands free for throwing flames while you use it! Click here for our step-by-step instructions! 4. This classic weapon is brought to another level with this DIY. 5. Who knew a lunchbox could become a weapon? 6. 7.
Budget Ham Radio - Reliable and cheap - Geek Prepper Everyone who is prepping should be concerned about communications for a post-SHTF scenario. After the SHTF it’s too late to decide that you want to learn about HAM communications. We know money is tight, so how can you get experience with Ham Radio? By reading up on our budget ham radio recommendations that focus on the BaoFeng UV-5R and the TYT UFV1. I’ve been toying with budget ham radio (aka economic Chinese Radios). Recently I started tinkering with the BaoFeng UV-5R Plus Dual-Band 136-174/400-480 MHz FM Ham Two-way Radio. I’ve used the heck out of it. I’ve added a few accessories to this great budget ham radio to make it even more awesome and versatile. Mobile Antenna I decided to expand the range and allow myself the ability to use this in my car. Another cool thing I can do is use this without my car, by placing it on a large metal surface (cookie sheet) and use it for a “base station” antenna. MAGNETIC Mobile ANTENNA Ham Radio 2 Meter / 70 cm 144 – 148 & 440 – 470 MHz
Preparing With Babies in Mind Guest post by Kendra, New Life on a Homestead blog image by MGD_photography For some of us, being prepared for the possibility of a disaster striking means having baby essentials in mind on top of everything else. If you have little ones, or are expecting to have any in the near future, it’s important to think of what you’ll need for that precious little one as well. Preparing For An Unassisted Birth First of all, if you are currently expecting, or think that pregnancy could be a possibility in the near future, I would highly recommend you adding some basic birthing supplies to your emergency checklist. I wrote a post a while back chronicling my home birthing story in which I included a list of items the midwives wanted me to have on hand. Having some knowledge of a local midwife is always a plus as well!! Okay, so now that you are covered in the birthing department (just in case!) image by Chesi_fotos CC Diapering You’ll also need diaper covers. Don’t forget cloth wipes. Food image by louistan
34 Essential Items For Your Bug Out Bag Imagine the following scenario. You are awakened in the middle of the night by the jolt of a powerful earthquake. Your house is leveled, but thankfully you and your family are uninjured. Unfortunately, this was a very real scenario for the people of Haiti. What exactly is a bug out bag? A bug out bag is a collection of basic survival gear that might be required in a disaster scenario, natural or otherwise. The actual bag could be as simple as an extra frameless backpack or duffel bag, or as elaborate as a framed ALICE pack or similar framed backpack. What About Bugging In? In some cases, it might make sense to “bug in.” What goes in a bug out bag? Anticipating worst-case scenarios is never fun, but to properly pack your bug out bag with only the essential items, you must start here. A couple rations of food (I buy from MountainHouse.com). I recommend picking up one or two items from this list each shopping trip, or ordering them online with a little money from your next few paychecks.
DIY: HOW TO DISTILL WATER AT HOME - Prepared For That Distillation is a process of filtering and purifying water, resulting in pure, pH-balanced H-TWO-O. The process consists of: 1) Boiling/evaporating the water, 2) Collecting the water vapor, 3) Cooling it to allow it to condense back into liquid, and then 4) Collecting the liquid. The boiling causes the pure water molecules to evaporate, leaving all impurities behind in the boiling pot. Impurities that distilling will remove include bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, salts, chemicals and particulates. In short, it is a very effective method of creating safe water to drink. There are various ways to distill water. 1. You can distill water at home. A stoveA large pot (5+ gallons ideally) with a convex (curving out) lid.A smaller bowl that fits into the pot Fill the pot about half way with the water you’d like to distill. The water will turn into steam, and collect on the lid. Another adaption you can make is using glass bottles instead of a bowl to collect your water. 2. 3. 4. 5. Distilled water
Ham Radio, The Only Form of Communication After T-SHTF | Prepper-Resources.com - The Ultimate Prepper & Survivalist Blog. By JM We take communication for granted because if we want to talk to someone we have multiple ways of contacting them: home phones, cell phones, email, and instant messaging. We are used to instant gratification by calling or texting and pretty much getting an immediate response from virtually everyone on our contact list. But after all the electronic infrastructure is gone, how will we get in contact with people? Cell phones, landlines, and the internet will be useless. General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), Family Radio Service (FRS) and Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) use basic handheld radios that are available commercially with pre-programmed frequencies. Citizen Band (CB) is a step up from the previously mentioned radio communication possibilities. The GMRS, FRS, and MURS systems are only useful for small groups to communicate with each other while they are in proximity of each other. After T-SHTF communication will be difficult but needed.
TO SURVIVE (tm) - Urban Survival Primer Urban Survival PrimerSurvival Options In An Urban Setting The concept of urban survival encompasses keeping yourself, your family and your possessions safe and secure. This primarily involves four locations; your home, your automobile, your work location or school, and being out and about the town. All four of these pose different problems and all present you with different advantages and disadvantages to take into account. Surviving in an urban setting very rarely includes battling the elements. That's not to say battling the elements is always the same under all conditions. There are cases where urban survival may include dealing with natural or man made disasters, earthquakes or chemical spills. However, for most people, the heart of the matter when discussing urban survival is self-defense. Your Laws Matter Most Every country, state, county, city and town has laws, as well as policies, both written and un-written, that can affect your options. Be Aware Force Continuum Self-Defense
Do-it-yourself Survival Kit The Do-it-yourself Coffee Can Survival Kit This is a compact kit that can be carried in the car, on the boat, or in a pack for hunting, hiking, exploring, etc. Most of the contents will fit in a one-pound coffee can which doubles as a pot for melting snow and device with which to dig an emergency snow shelter. (However, if you can carry it, include a small shovel. Keep three points in mind when putting together a survival kit. Thirdly, bring enough to enable you to spend at least one night out. Thanks to Allan Priddy who helps teach the Wilderness Survival class for putting this list together. General Items Repair Kit Sewing kit Dental floss (It's strong and useful as thread for sewing, or a fishing line or for lashing branches for improvised shelters.) First Aid Kit (Also see Lightweight First Aid Kit) Moleskin Sterile pads (2 x 2 and 4 x 4) Sterile Gauze Neosporin Bandaids Aspirin First Aid Tape Nourishment Optional Folding saw Compass (learn how to use) Hard Candy
100 Items to Disappear First 100 Items to Disappear First 1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.) 2. Water Filters/Purifiers 3. Portable Toilets 4. From a Sarajevo War Survivor: Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks. 1.