Question from Jason M I have been trying to perfect my edc for a while now. For me it’s carrying as much as I can without feeling and looking like I’m carrying a lot. I started out using an altoids tin but then I switched to try and find something smaller. Right now I carry my edc tools in […]
Question from – Zee Hi y’all! I have to get on an airplane soon; it will be our first time in the air in many years. As a mom of three great kids, I am used to carrying a bag full of snacks, books, a few bandaids and the like. Now that I have become educated […]
This is a guest post by GeorgiaBoy and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. For any of you with a BOB or GHB, congratulations – it’s a big important step to being prepared. But…have you ever taken it for a walk? If not, I urge you to do so. A long walk. It’s the only way to […]
A question from Smoke D. I’m not quite physically fit yet, so I’m concerned about how much weight that I can carry versus how far I can walk, and I’m sure those numbers have a range where they affect one another. What is in your lightest possible bug-out bag? What purpose does each item serve? […]
Question from – Jodi I have been following your blog for awhile now and enjoy the input and feedback you and your subscribers write. I have been putting together bug out bags for the wife and I and I need advice for a wheeled duffel such as the S.O.C. Rolling Loadout Bag. I have a medical disorder where I […]
Question from Millie in KY Hi, here’s one that I could use some help with, MD. I want to put together a GH bag for hubby, he works about an hour away. I know the basics of things that he could use just to get here, but what I wanted to ask about is food. […]
Looking back over time, I have had a few events occur in my life where I had to leave forever from where I was living as a last resort, literally with only what was on my back in a backpack; sometimes for months on end. If I was lucky and had some lead-time, I could sell possessions to have some cash on-hand, other times it was necessary to ‘abandon in place’ in order to leave quickly… your life is worth more than material items. I believe a true “bug-out” scenario truly is a last resort situation, which could result in an “I’m Never Coming Home” (INCH) condition, and it will be hard to abandon what possession you have, but like I said; your life is more important than ‘stuff’ and having a well prepared pack with life essentials would be advantageous.
This is a guest post by JimShyWolf and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. So, you’re a Scout Sniper, LRRP trained Ranger, SpecOps Pathfinder Wannabe and read all the survival blogs. You feel confident that when the stinky hits the spinning dispenser you have the perfect plan. Then it happens. You shoulder your pack, grab your scoped SuperDuper […]
How to put together your own bug out bag perimeter alarm kit… or how to sleep better at night when the zombies are on the move.
In my bug out bag, or my get home bag, since I keep it in my vehicle at all times, I keep a little perimeter alarm kit. The whole kit is relatevely small, lightweight and fits in a MOLLE mag pouch. I feel this kit is necessary should the SHTF. I figure that if this happens, I might have to be able to get home all by myself, over a long distance, possibly on foot.
Well, what if I have to spend the night who knows where? Maybe in an abandoned building. Or in a makeshift campsite in a clump of trees. Or maybe a old tractor trailer. And if I have to sleep, I wouldn’t want to wake up with who knows standing over me or all my stuff gone. My trusty firearm won’t do me any good if I’m sleeping. So I put together a little perimeter alarm kit with the following features in mind.
As Most of you know, I’m not a big fan of the head to the woods bug out bag survival strategy. In a nutshell you’re voluntarily becoming, a refugee, but looking at the recent disasters in New Orleans and Haiti it is obvious that a bug out bag and bug out strategy are not only needed but required […]
This guest post by RB and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Remember in times of crises. The Government or Military can use FEAR! clean water, food, electricity and shelter to “control or move you” where ever they wish. Don’t fall for it. Take care of your self. Drink a glass of water every morning before you […]
This guest post by John R and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. This contest will end on February 16 2013 – prizes include: First Place winner will receive Two cases of MRE’s courtesy of Camping Survival, A Wonder Junior Deluxe hand-mill courtesy of Kitchen Kneads, $150 gift certificate for Fiocchi Ammo courtesy of LuckyGunner Ammo, A Big Berkey Water […]
This guest post by K.C. and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. About two years ago, we moved our family to New Jersey so that my wife and I could pursue jobs based in New York City. Our commute is about 23-25 miles each way and as a result, we use public transportation to bring us back and […]
by Michael My ‘Go-to-hell’ Bag and SHTF Gun Selection for TEOTWAWKI I have followed with great interest all of the submissions for this writing contest, and have gleaned a tremendous amount of useful information. Thank you to those of you for taking the time to share your knowledge. I am a combat vet and former […]
This guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. with humor and slight loss of dignity. By Mama J This is story of an experienced prepping family told to ready themselves for a possible five-minute evacuation during a forest fire in the summer of 2012. I type the word “experienced” with some humility and I […]
This guest post is by David M and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . I see these items consistently overlooked in people’s bug out bags and I hope to make your lives more livable in a camp (deployed environment) when you find yourself there. People seem to get it that they need a good fixed blade knife. They […]
This guest post is by By Mike S and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . The following is just a scenario, mostly hypothetical based on some real-life experiences to inspire some thought for those that travel regularly. At home, you have done all that you can to prepare for the worst conditions if and when a disaster would […]