I also include an additional knife, small leatherman and a hatchet. I pack these so that they are easily accessible. Paracord has many uses, from shelter building to snare setting, so I am sure to pack a few hundred feet of it. Within a waterproof bag (from a company called Locsak), I keep plastic bags, tin foil, heavy-duty garbage bags, toilet paper and duct tape. Each of these items is both versatile and critical for comfort and survival. In another Locsak I keep a field guide. It includes instructions for building a shelter, descriptions of edibles plants, and much more. I also include a moleskin notebook and pencil in this bag. Seeing is critical. For this, I keep a flashlight and headlamp for the night and a pair of binoculars for the day. Extra batteries for the flashlights ensure they will maintain usefulness. Fire provides warmth in the cold, light in the dark and energy for cooking.
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Bring a Bible in your ‘Bug-out’ Bag
Line is rope, paracord, or even string. It can be used to make shelter and to do countless other things. Your ability to mold your environment to suit your needs increases vastly when you have a good supply of strong line. Medical needs are covered by your first aid kit. You should have a quality first-aid kit, the contents of which you are intimately familiar, and you should include, whenever possible, a manual on basic first aid. Such a book can double as entertainment reading when you have down-time (although, granted, its pretty dry stuff). Remember that if you have specific, special medication needs, you have to have a good stockpile on hand to get you through an emergency.
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Hurricane Isaac reminds Americans to stay prepared with a ‘Bug Out Bag’ (BOB)
Perhaps that’s why so many citizens are getting prepared on their own, filling up gas tanks and buying up generators, bottled water and other supplies. Profiteering has already kicked in, with some gas stations hiking prices and gouging residents who are fleeing the storm ( http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/08/26/desperate-drivers-pay-the-price-… ). Hotels in cities along evacuation routes are already filling up, and by all indications outbound automobile traffic will be heavy Monday evening and all day Tuesday. Small hurricanes offer great preparedness practice I don’t expect Isaac to cause anywhere near the damage of Katrina, but the hurricane is at least an opportunity for people to practice preparedness. Do you have a ” Bug Out Bag ” ready? (BOB) Hurricanes have a way of forcing us all to rethink our BOBs. We should all be ready to hit the road in a moment’s notice with a survival selection of: Food Important documents such as passports Personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, etc.
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Bug Out Bags?
Along with the MREas and medicine, a Bible is a Godsend in times of trouble. Long after food and medicine need replacing, the Bible you carry will be there to feed the soul. Just reading the Bible can be a comfort and an inspiration to put things in perspective when the going gets rough. In times of fear and worry, the Bible will be a gathering focus for families. The Holy Book tells stories of how the migrants from other dark times came out of the darkness into the light. The stories are more captivating than the ones in other books, because every one of them is true. Coming days may be darker than the ones that passed during the past four and a half years. The time could be coming when it may be impractical or even dangerous to venture out of where you are to a church. In those circumstances, your Bible will be your family priest or pastor. No matter what the outcome of bug out moves, children who hear stories from the Holy Book will remember them when better days are here. The Bible, which tells stories of life during other times of flight, will also be their teacher. There are few constants in this life but the Holy Book is one that has always been there. Politicians like Obama and his cohorts come and go. Once upon a time there was King Herod, who is now only a distant memory. Once upon a time there was a politician called Barack Hussein Obama who someday will only be a distant memory.
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What’s in your bug-out bag?
vehicle should be seen that way – and it should be preloaded with a few items (different article). The Bugout Bag should be seen as what you have to grab when your vehicle is disabled or out of gas and you have no choice but to leave it. THEN that Bugout bag better have everything in it you need to survive to reach your end destination. With that in mind, I’m going to rush through a few things everyone seems to agree is necessary and then a few things that I have always overlooked or never thought about. The things everyone agrees on: sleeping bag small tarp (I say OR the poncho – don’t see the need for both) very basic first aid kit (bigger one in the vehicle) fire starting material multi-tool (should be on your belt, not in the bag – but preferences vary) fixed blade knife (see note on multi-tool) survival food (MREs or food bars) clean, dry undies and socks water – hydration built into the pack is good flashlight(s) – and spare batteries compass maps as necessary Now, for some of the things that are particular or I’ve left out in the past: Firearms: if you can legally carry them.
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