Bug Out Bag – The 7 Types of Gear You Must Have to Survive Bug Out Bag For someone new to being a Survivalist building your first Bug Out Bag can seem like a big task. Everybody you read about has been tweaking theirs for months or even years and has a pile of gear built up. It’s hard to know where to start, but if you cover all of the basics in a survival situation you will still be much better off that 99% of the people. A Bug Out Bag, also called a BOB, I.N.C.H Bag (I’m Never Coming Home Bag),Get Out of Dodge Bag (GOOD Bag), or 72 Hour Bag is usually designed to get you out of an emergency situation and allow you to survive self-contained for up to 3 days. Here are the 7 basic types of gear you will need for your Bug Out Bag: 1. It should go without saying that water is a survival basic for any situation. 1 Liter per day per person is really the bare minimum. To expand your capability or survive longer than a couple of days you will need a water purification system. 2. Backpack Meals 3. 4. They Don’t have a ground tarp… 5. 6. 7.
10 day survival pack for your vehicle It seems like every winter there are news stories of people getting stranded for weeks in bad weather while driving through the many remote areas of our country. In fact, this past winter, our nation held its breath waiting for news of James Kim and his family who got lost traveling the snowy roads of Josephine County in Oregon, not far from where this magazine is published. While his wife and daughters, who stayed with their vehicle, were eventually found alive, he succumbed to the cold as he hiked through snow looking for help for his family. And there are also many cases of people trapped for days in their vehicles after skidding over a bridge embankment, even though they were only a few hundred feet from a busy highway. I have written many articles about how to prepare your home for a power outage or national emergency, but today I want to address how to be prepared for an emergency when traveling in your car or truck. Keeping warm and safe Finding supplies Drinking water supply
Bug Out Bags – The Ultimate Resource Guide What’s a Bug Out Bag? Most people who have a basic understanding of survival and preparedness understand the need for a good Bug Out Bag. It’s probably one of the most talked about items on survival websites and is something that has become a bit of an iconic symbol for preppers and survivalists. If you haven’t heard of the term Bug Out Bag you may have heard someone refer to it as a; Go Bag, 72 Hour Bag, Get Home Bag, Get out of Dodge bag or some other variation. The basic idea behind a Bug Out Bag (BOB) is pretty simple. What items do you really need in your Bug Out Bag? There really is no One Size Fits All Bug Out Bag solution. Starting with a good plan is really the only way to get started. What are the most likely disaster situations you will face? Once you’ve thought about the above considerations, you can then start to pack your bag. Considerations to think about before packing your BOB: Who will be traveling with you? THE BIG 4 – Water, Shelter, Food, Protection
Survival Gear & Bug Out Bags A Bug out bag is basically a large survival kit that’s filled with everything you need to survive after a disaster. A Bug Out Bag allows you quickly grab what you need should you be forced to evacuate during a disaster. Most experts suggest that your BOB should contain enough supplies to last for at least seventy-two hours. Since most major disasters often disrupt services and normal life for longer than 72 hours, we think it is a good idea to have a Bag that will allow you survive for an indefinite period of time. Make sure your Bag is built to fit your needs; some people may need items that are not listed on this list. Remember that these are just some general guidelines meant to help you get your bag together. Below we discuss some of the items that you may want to include in your Bug Out Bags, as well as some items that will hold up when it really counts. This will depend on a number of factors, such as the area you live in (climate, elevation, etc….)
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. However, the roads are impassable, your utilities have been cut off, and many of your neighbors were injured or killed in the earthquake. 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).
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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.
Decked Out: Zombie Apocalypse Unless you’ve been hibernating in your underground bunker for the last few weeks, you’re well aware that the zombie apocalypse is upon us (just like the Mayans predicted). We’re no suckers, we know there are a few steps we’ve got to take before any Walkers coming strolling into our neck of the woods. Besides settling on the ideal blunt object, we’ve got to have our attire in order. This is what we’re thinking. 1. J.Crew Irish Linen Camp Shirt- $88 2. How do I go about becoming independent Lots of us had little or no experience and financial education before we hit the trail either. Planning a bit will help make the transition smooth and fun. It's good you're getting a checking acct. Learn to track your spending as accurately as possible. Avoid bouncing checks!! Speaking of credit... I know it might seem early to start thinking of things like retirement, but I WISH someone had told me about the importance of saving early. Create a budget for yourself. If possible try to avoid getting hooked into a lot of unnecessary bills, like cable, cell phones, eating out... Take some time and look through the apt listings for the various areas where you live. Transportation can be a HUGE cost. Room mates can help defer some of the costs, but they can be a HUGE pain in the butt too, so only consider one if you really can't manage the costs solo. If you can, save a thousand or two before you leave home, so you have a cushion in case you lose your job, get ill or whatever.
Tactical Gear | Military Equipment | Military Gear 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. It is far, far better than trying to use a coffee can.) 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
The Urban Survival Skills Everyone Should Know It's your word against his.. If he ain't talkin, your word pretty much wins. Also, don't try draggin him back in your house after he's dead.. The cops will be able to tell he was shot inside your house. As soon as you're involved in a shooting like this, call the cops, then a lawyer.. You are so bad ass. Seriously, you're advocating shooting a potential burglar with your "Mossy, Remy or Mr. We're not all in middle school, you know, and life is not like a Die Hard movie. I don't want to kill anyone. I am not running from my house. You can be a moral coward and subject yourself to the will of a criminal, however I will suffer no such victimization. @jodark It's not cowardly to leave and certainly not morally cowardly to leave if there is an intruder in your house. Unless you were a soldier or a police officer, you have probably not faced a life or death situation, and frankly, you are likely not equipped to fight back adequately.