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
Burying a cache of supplies you might need in an emergency situation is a great survival strategy.
You could plant more than one cache along your bug out route, or in different locations if it’s an “urban cache”. However, never bury it too close to your actual bug out camp in case it’s now occupied by others outside your group.
One of our favorite folks, Survival Lilly, uses a plastic, general purpose first aid container to store the supplies to be buried: no rust and the rubber seal makes it waterproof (for a few years).
So what’s in it? Here’s the list:
Most preppers have plans for both emergency food storage and survival gear supplies. But it’s also important to consider stockpiling basic medications.
The health maintenance of your family and prepper group is the obvious reason for building up a store of medications. But don’t forget the value of medicines as part of your bartering strategy.
Don’t know about you, but when I have the flu I’m pretty worthless. I’m not any good to me nor my family. If some kind of emergency cropped up while I was very sick … well, that’s tough to plan for.
So, the plan: don’t get sick.
It’s timely that The Patriot Nurse gives a short video presentation on how to prep for the flu.
Essentially, she gives preparedness/action tips for when you’re healthy, just getting ill, and in the dark depths of full-blown flu.