Family Pictures Should Be Part Of Your Bug Out Bag

New Yahoo News Article Details What Should Go in a Bug-out Bag

Such pictures might be, for example, of: Husbands and wives when they were courting. Their children when they were babies, gap toothed infants, or teenagers. Family reunions. Weddings, birthdays, graduations, vacations, and awards ceremonies. Holiday celebrations such as Christmas and New Years parties, 4th of July picnics, and Memorial Day beach outings. Family members enjoying their favorite activities, hobbies, sports, and pets. Family members hamming it up for the camera. If preppers make copies of the best family pictures in their albums, these pictures, without the albums, will weigh less and will take up less space in the bug out bags, thus leaving room for two more items in the bug out bag .
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Gear Review: Maxpedition Bags for Bugging Out

Save Nashville, TN — ( SBWIRE ) — 12/17/2012 — Frank Bates from Power4Patriots has recently posted a new article to Yahoo News, offering a Top 10 Bug-Out Bag list. In this article, the team at the website worked with Bates to form a list to help people be prepared for the unthinkable, listing a number of essentials every person needs. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and more can all cause a lot of panic when they occur, which means people should always plan ahead. In the article, which has a link provided below, the recommendation is to have this bug-out bag stored near the front door for easy last-minute access. Most of the things included, such as water, food, shelter and clothing, is pretty obvious, but weapons, tools and a radio might not be as much. No one ever knows for sure when the next storm might hit. From Hurricane Sandy to the Carrington Event , there is always the potential that a person must resort to the bug-out bag. Preparation remains the key to survival. To read the entire article, including the top 10 guide, visit . About Power 4 Patriots produces a step-by-step system that can help a person stop power monopolies and be more self-reliant. The system is a leader in helping people achieve true energy independence if they choose to.The company provides a brief video presentation for those curious about the system on the home page to view.
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Bug out bag: What should you bring?

Backpacks meant for hiking can be incredibly useful if you think youll actually be walking. In the wilderness. The disadvantages are easy enough to see. These bags are big, which makes getting into and out of vehicles a challenge. They are usually bright colors, which can make it difficult to hide, should that be a concern. Our imagined bug-outs often end in zombie filled postapocalyptic wilderness wastelands. But they will begin, if the need should arrive where we work and live. Where we are now. For practical consideration, I suggest you have two bags. One, a backpack, will carry the basics. It should be modestly sized. Big enough to carry what you need, yet small enough that it wont be too cumbersome (or too heavy). As it is a backpack, it can be taken off. Left behind, if need be. The other bag should be closer Survival Bag to you. I like the big man purse designs, the modern day equivalent of the powder bag.It should keep many different things right at your fingertips. A sidearm, for example. Money. Your phone. This is the bag that you keep with you. Always. The absolute essentials. A small bag like this is more easily monitored and protected. Two bags are better than one. They will allow you to prioritize, and to better disperse weight. Here is my choice for the perfect combination. The Maxpedition Falcon II As backpacks go, the Falcon II is not terribly large. It has 1,520 cubic inches of interior space. The relatively compact design is perfect for moving in confined spaces. As there may be an urban component to a good bug-out, you might need to get into and out of a car, or through doors. And a smaller backpack, even when fully loaded, will take up less room while being stored. The Falcon IIs straps are sturdy. The pack has a waist band and chest strap. The webbing is thick, the stitching is strong, and every aspect seems perfectly designed for serious use. Im a bit of a zipper snob, and the Falcon IIs YKK zippers are built to take abuse. The main compartment opens completely, which allows for easy access to all of the contents. The downfall to this design, as many pack makers know, is that any weight in the outside compartments pulls on the big U-shaped zipper. The Falcon II has two straps on each side and a Y-shaped strap that provides a secure fifth connection. These straps take the weight off of the zipper and help to compress the load, which makes the pack much easier to balance. This pack can be synched down to almost nothing. Or, on the opposite side, the PALS straps on the outside of the bag allow for the addition of any number of smaller bags. Maxpedition offers a wide variety of add-ons that will allow for ultimate customization. The Falcon II has an MSRP of $155, but sells for less at many places on line. The Maxpedition Jumbo EDC (Every Day Carry) As for the bag at your side, again Im going with Maxpedition. The Jumbo EDC is very ergonomic. The wide shoulder strap places the bag right on your hip. My favorite feature of the EDC is the slim pocket behind the main compartment. Lined with Velcro, the pocket is the perfect place for a concealed holster. Maxpedition makes a simple strap holster that fits most pistols and revolvers. With this hidden in the pocket, the bag becomes a convenient means of off body carry . This Beretta PX4 in 9mm is the perfect option for a bug-out pistol and fits perfectly in this holster and the back pocket. If I have a bone to pick with the EDC, it would be that the main flap doesnt overlap the edges of the main compartment. Though it closes securely, the flap leaves just enough of a gap along the sides that contents can get wet in a heavy rain. But thats it. Everything else is ideal. I like the EDC so much that it has become my daily carry bag. It keeps me organized. While the Falcon II is a small backpack, the Jumbo EDC is huge. It has an MSRP of $79.99. Not bad for this level of performance. Something to think about I think too many people focus on what goes in the bag and then neglect the bag itself. Ive hiked thousands of miles, literally. I have seen trips ruined by poor equipment. If the bag isnt comfortable, durable and appropriately sized, it may not work. All of your preparations could be useless.
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Be prepared: Wall Street adviser recommends guns, ammo for protection in collapse

6. Basic gear This should include rain gear and a survival knife. Have three ways to make a fire, something to cook with, and two dependable flashlights with backup batteries. 7. Weapons Be prepared to defend yourself, the site warns, and indicates some sort of firearm may be the best choice for this. Take what is comfortable to you, the site says.
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