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Putting Together your Winter Emergency Car Kit
With all that time in your vehicle, the chances of you being stranded in your car due to a breakdown or inclement weather at least once in your lifetime is more likely than not. For that reason it’s an absolute must to have a Emergency Kit for you vehicle...
72 Hour Kit Part 2: Shelter
With this all in mind what types of shelter are there if your house is ripped apart or they wont let you back in the danger zone for some reason?
Starting an 72 hour kit.
On average it took about 3 days or 72 hours for them to be found and get help. This is why we are told to have a 72 hour kit on hand and ready to go. This kit needs to be mobile and have nothing but the basic necessities in it. Over the next few post we are going to go over some of the things you should have in that kit and why.
Thoughts on Bug Out Bags
See, you don’t really need one big Bug Out Bag, you need a number of smaller bags that are there for specific purposes and situations. Let’s talk about them here for a minute...
72 Hour Kit List
As promised here is the list of my recommended 72 hour kit supplies. Mind you, this isn’t the minimalistic 72 hour kit. This is the “rolling” one...
Back to the Basics: The Bug-Out-Bag
Today I am going to go back to the basics and re-define my own bug-out-bag by merging the old with the new and starting fresh with the items that are included in the new kit I put together a few months ago for Survival Gear Bags.
Mini Survival Kit
Knowledge and attitude are by far the most important things to have in a survival situation, but having a few of these extra items like those in my mini survival kit can certainly help out as well.
Sometimes you have to break things down and rebuild them
Today I am going to go back to the basics and re-define my own bug-out-bag by merging the old with the new and starting fresh with the items that are included in the new kit I put together a few months ago for Survival Gear Bags...
Create your own EDC kit
There are a few items that can be carried with you at all times that can seriously improve your survival chances should you be caught off guard. These are what I like to call EDC packs (every day carry)...
10 Items For Your Pets Emergency Kit
Just as you do with your family’s emergency kit, when it comes to your pets, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water...
Survival Kit (US Army)
The information was gleaned from: FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL. The takeaway from this is to tailor a survival kit to the specific need or environment that you will be encountering, and to included items that may serve multiple purposes...
Survival Kit (US Marines)
MARINE CORPS ORDER 1543.3 specifies the ‘SK’ (survival kit). It contains components that provide the user with the ability to survive in conditions or situations that force them to operate without logistical support or replenishment...
Air Travel and Preparedness
It is not a big deal to be fairly well prepared when traveling. There is this magical thing called a checked bag. Take a well thought out selection of gear and put it into this bag. Below is a picture of various preparedness stuff that came along with us for this trip...
Creek’s [Evolving] Every Day Carry (EDC) Backpack
This is the pack I carry every day. Thought I’d break it down for you...
7 Essential Every Day Carry (EDC) Items to Have
Every Day Carry (EDC) is an important aspect to emergency preparedness. After all, you’re really only as prepared as what you actually have with. All the preps in the world will do you no good if they are all somewhere you are not and cannot get to!
Survival Kit Gear Test - Will It Float?
This test was done in response to a reader who asked if the survival kit would float since it weighed approximately a pound. This was a fair question since wet gear can really ruin your day. Here are the results of the survival kit gear test...
Prepper Theory behind 72 Hour Kits, BOBs, Every Day Carry and other Kits
As Preppers, we talk a lot about all kinds of equipment sets and go into detail about what goes in them and how to organize them. But what is the difference between these Kits and why do we have so many?
EDC and Get Home Bag Thoughts
I will take the basic packing list from my last one (things get disassembled when you move) and build on it to make a more squared away one. Not a full up 45 pound BOB but a bit more than a running home bag. Not exactly sure how that will crack out but that is a problem for another day.
More On Bug Out Bags
So, I have to consider the differences in content between a bug-out bag and a “bug-in” bag. Perhaps I should have two...
Beginning to Prep II
This article focuses on 72 hour bug out bags. The idea behind a 72 hour BOB is to make sure that in a short-term disaster/event, you have the basic supplies you need to make it to your pre-planned destination close by.
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