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:
Here’s the premise of this article: bugging in is not an option. You have to leave your home or apartment. There are armed, occupying forces (national and/or foreign) moving into your town and neighborhood.
If you don’t leave, you risk harsh imprisonment and/or death.
Is this “Red Dawn” scenario likely? Maybe not. Is it possible? Most certainly.
Maybe your first firearm was a rifle or shotgun. When young, you and your dad (or mom) hunted, took gun safety courses … and never really thought much about gun ownership. You had a rifle, and you knew how to use and maintain it.
Years later you saw a need for common sense preparedness, a need for honing survival skills. A shallow culture and rampant corruption concerned you.
Maybe you had a young family to worry about and protect. So you purchased your first handgun.
There seems to be little discussion about sanitation preparedness for disaster scenarios. We talk about knives and gear, survival skill sets, food and water storage, the rule of 3’s, and self defense, ….
But when it comes to pee, crap, and trash (sorry, but it’s what we’re talking about), there’s not much dialogue. It’s going to be an issue if municipal systems break down or if you’re bugging out.