So, as I was considering my own bug out bag, I came across the question of whether or not to give my daughter her own bug out bag (BoB), or for her to just rely on ours. So i took to YouTube to see if there were any other preppers out there who felt the same and this is one of the videos I found. This guys Bob is actually pretty well put together. Of course every persons will be different based on their location, age, scenario presented with but I thought it was a great starting point to get you thinking. Those of us with little ones know that they too require a lot of basic necessities for survival. Check it out-
Monday, March 26, 2012
Picked up some new walkie talkies the other day. Actually excited to use them and really determine their range. Product description said 10miles but that's never the case. Great to have 2-way radios for several reasons:
1. Great for camping or large shopping areas. Keeps people in touch and close.
2. It is also a more reliable replacement to cell phones when your out in the bush. Radio signals are more easily transmitted than cell phone signals are.
3. Its also great for tactical purposes. Great to have a way to quickly communicate to my wife if i have to leave the house to find food or supplies in a teotwawki situation.
My next purchase is going to be some Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. Really wanna get started on some long term storage food. Just finished installing some new shelves in my laundry room that will give me the space needed to save food and water.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Today was a good day and a lot got accomplished, matter of fact, this whole week was good. Bought a new holster for my gun and a machete for my wife, which she loves. Picked up a lot more canned food and stocked up on some other supplies that could become helpful in a shtf situation. However, today was especially good because I finally had the time to go and fire off the new hand gun, my Sig p250c. What an amazing gun, ill tell you now, I'm really satisfied with that purchase.
I learned about the food storage techniques through a few awesome videos, and I wanted to give a shout-out to all the authors of those videos. Thank you for your effort and time. But by utilizing the Mylar bag/oxygen method, and cross loading several buckets, I think ill be able to maximize my food reserves. Plus it'll be easy to grab several buckets in a run and have all kinds of food to take with you, as opposed to hoping the one bucket you have is filled with rice instead of oil or salt.
I wanna go over my bug out bag just a few more times because I feel like its important to have it. The things that are in there can save my life, and so in an emergency I need to have the right tools. That will be my next weeks job:
Fix the bug out bag.
Oh and here is my shooting target from today.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Hey guys and gals, was browsing through some more videos, and found this one guy who goes into some good detail about how to seal and store food in Mylar bags/buckets. This is a great introductory video into how this was done and i found it quite useful. Lemme know what you think.
Watch "How To Start Prepping: Top Ten List" on YouTube
Good morning fellow preppers, just wanted to share a brief video with you that i thought was pretty interesting. I liked the idea of cross loading, what do you guys think? Leave your comments below.
Friday, March 16, 2012
These three are probably the absolutely most important things to start off with when considering your survival needs. Why are these important? Well lets go over each one:
Food - Right now, get up and go look in your kitchen (if your home of course) and count the number of days you could survive off of just the food you have at this moment. You probably counted the food in your fridge too huh? Don't. The reason being is that in most teotwawki (the end of the world as we know it) situations, the electric grid is more than likely to be gone, and any food you have in your fridge or freezer will go to waste within a matter of hours. So now just look at the non-perishable items that you have. Most Americans will find themselves with less than THREE days worth of food.. So now consider this, if your like most other Americans, your first thought is to panic and run to the store and try to stock up. Well guess what, that's what all your neighbors are doing too. So now you have to fight to get whatever left is remaining in the stores closest to you. Once the grocery stores are out, then what? In most teotwawki situations, transportation and freeways will become impassible or impossible, meaning that the food that is delivered to grocery stores by big trucks will no longer be on its way. So with no way to replenish the stores, what do you do? That is what prepping is all about, preparing your family with either the ability to grow and produce your own food, or having enough food to last you until proper order can be restored. (Best is to try and have at least 72hrs worth of food for if you need to leave (bug-out-bag), and 90days worth of food in your house for storage.)
Shelter - For obvious reasons, this is an important factor to consider first when beginning to prep. Is your shelter reliable for protection against raids? Natural disasters? If you answered no to either of those two questions, then your next step would be to consider how to prepare your home or bug out locations for any type of situation. Many people who live in places where natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes already have plans in place to protect their shelters. But if you aren't already prepared, knowing your location (geographical region), what types of dangers you might be exposed to, and how to properly secure and defend it is going to be important. Having wood to board up doors and windows, basement to seek deeper shelter, and weapons to defend your location is all important things to consider.
Water - One of the most important keys to survival, of any living creature on this planet, is water. In most teotwawki scenarios, water will be obtainable for only a short period of time. With no electricity, how will water be pumped to your house? Unless you have a well, your out of luck. One of the very first things to do in a emergency disaster situation, is to run to your bathroom and fill up your tub as quickly as you can. Having extra water on hand will be important, not just for drinking, but for cooking as well. It would be a good idea to have at least 3 months worth of water on hand at all times.
Remember, that food and water have a shelf life, and can expire over time. Its important to think ahead and get food that will stay fresh and eatable for up to at least 5 years or longer. MRE's have shelf lives of up to 25 years! These three topics can be discussed further, and I would like to hear what you think about what was just said here. Please post your comments and let me know what you think :) Ask questions too, a lot of preppers read this site and love to give out information that will help you to protect your family.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I've created a list here of some possible scenario's:
Pandemic (widespread disease)
Personally, I fear a pandemic and natural disaster more than any other scenario, only because they are the ones you can't see coming. What scenario are you preparing for? Which one do you think would be the worst likely scenario?
A lot of people are worried that in a teotwawki situation, many people would be so desperate that they become a danger to those around them. Hurting, stealing and killing those who stand in their way and their hope to survive. People like this, are the ones that didn't prepare like we are, and end up stranded to fend for themselves, trying to rob whatever they get their hands on.
THIS ESPECIALLY MEANS US.
Our stock piles of food, water, shelter, and guns will be vital in a post "shtf" era. We will need to defend our family and our keys to survival with any means necessary. So, in order to do so, you need to be able to protect yourself. Other people WILL have guns, and those of you who think you won't need weapons are in for a violent awakening if you don't change your minds soon. The massive amount of guns and ammunition at the mass public's fingertips is impressive, and so looters, gangs, broken law, will all have weapons to aid them in stealing your shit. Here are some items to consider:
Semi-automatic pistol - great for bug out bag and obviously personal up close protection. I personally have a Sig .40s&w ready with hollow points to drop anyone who threatens.
Security Shotgun - great for bug in home defense. A weapon like this is fantastic for defense against multiple targets and close range combat.
Rifle - better for long range assault, and can be an effect too in aiding of food capture if you so find yourself in the need to hunt.
Machete, sword, throwing sticks, knives and electric guns are all great items for protection. What types of weapons would be good to have in hand for your environment. Don't forget that some items can have multiple uses.
Post your comments and thoughts below.