Now this solves your bug out bag problem!
Is your bag complete? Do you have one for your car? Do you have one?
Well, there’s now an awesome internet site that helps you build, buy, and ship your pack. How? They start with 29 product categories including:
Each category has several products from different manufacturers, all with customer reviews. As you make your selections, as you build out your bag, the tool (the website) tracks in real time the weight, volume, pricing, and progress of your build.
When you’re done, you check out through Amazon “knowing how much your bug out bag will weigh, as well as knowing that all of your gear will fit into it”.
Source: Scott Hunt, of Practical Preppers, discusses the tool on the short video below:
Here’s the link to the website tool: eBugout. It can’t get easier than this.
Image: Dan Evans
There are no flashlights or fire starters on this list.
The Survivalist Prepper (Lisa and Dale) offer a well thought out and unique list of items any prepper would love to own. Maybe own more than one. (Remember, 2 is 1 and 1 is none.)
We’ll list many of the items, but watch the video below for complete details as to why these make great gifts for the prepper who’s been good all year.
Again, watch the video below for important insights and details about these prepper gifts.
Enjoy, Learn and Share
Source and Image: The generous and very knowledgeable Dale and Lisa of Survivalist Prepper
This is not a complete list, or maybe not even the initial list of things you should be doing to prepare.
But it’s the first thing our family did. It was our first preppers shopping list. Having a head start on food and water storage just seemed smart.
And if you stock all that’s on this list, you’ll probably be smarter than most of the people you know … and all the people you don’t.
There are many options when securing food and other critical prep items [list items #7 through #10 below], but here is the “WalMart/Costco Method” for securing the top 10 items on a preppers list:
1. Head to the nearest [big box store] and pick-up 20 lbs. of white or brown rice and 20 lbs. of pinto beans. White rice has a better storage life while brown rice has more nutritional benefits …
2. While you’re there grab 5 lbs. mixed beans, 5 lbs. of white sugar, 5 lbs. of iodized salt, one gallon of olive oil (can be frozen to extend shelf-life), 5 lbs. oats, 10 lbs. each of white or wheat flour and cornmeal.
3. … pick-up 20 cans of canned fruits and 20 cans of canned vegetables.
4. Pick-up 20 cans of various meats, salmon, stews, spam and tuna.
5. … the peanut butter shelf and toss two 40-ounce jars in the cart … Peanut butter is an excellent instant survival food.
6. Pick up two 72 Ounce Tang Orange drink canisters (provides 100% of the US RDA vitamin C requirement per 8 oz. glass).
7. Off to the vitamin and supplement aisle, pick up 400 tablets “one a day” multivitamin and mineral supplements.
8. Go to the camping aisle and pick up 4 five gallon water containers. Fill with tap water as soon as you get back home.
9. While you’re there buy 250 rounds of ammunition for your primary defensive weapon … Also a good universal cleaning kit.
10. And lastly pick up the best LED flashlight you can afford, extra batteries and bulb … Don’t forget to date, use and rotate – remember first in first out.
Source: M.D. Creekmore is one of the most respected prepping experts. Everyone should read all of his insightful articles.
Have a gut feeling that “something” is about to “happen” that will almost immediately impact you and your family?
You are so sure that you begin to up your prep activities. Big time.
So, over next 72 hours after this gut feeling, are you preparing and buying wisely. Or are you succumbing to what some call “Prepper Madness“: for example, buying a 60 day supply of rice when you may need only half that amount or even one-tenth?
Here are some tactics to help avoid prepper madness and eventually prepper remorse.
Source & Image: The Serious Prepper