Your bug out bag (aka a Go-Bag or BOB) should be the first thing you grab to take with you when it’s time to get out of dodge. No matter where you’re heading – the desert, the wilderness, or an existing bug out shelter – this bag will be imperative to your success.Granted, you may want to have various bug out bags for specific events, such as a natural disaster, an EMP, or a government takeover. However, the fact is there are certain tools that can work well (and work for you) in nearly every kind of emergency. And these
In an SHTF situation, you’re going to have to use every single resource you have at your disposal. And this resourcefulness is one of the major factors that’s going to separate those who are truly prepared, and those who are not.
One of the most important things to pack for a bug-out trip is survival tools that have multiple uses. And very few items are as resourceful and versatile as the paper clip.
It may not look like much, but paper clips have an astounding number of uses. And all can be very handy in an SHTF event.
Dental floss is a tool that’s rarely used outside of its intended purpose. Very few people even think contemplate the usefulness of floss – except when noticing how it fits between their teeth and around their gums.However, dental floss is surprisingly useful – and in many more ways than just keeping your mouth healthy. In fact, there are a great deal of ways you can this handy invention in an SHTF event.It’s astounding to discover all of these…
11 Surprising Survival Uses For Dental Floss
Make An Attacker Stumble
Wrap the floss around a few tree trunks standing in a row, so that
Hardtack is one survival food that is certainly withstanding the test of time. After all, both the British Navy and U.S. soldiers during the Civil War were using this food to survive on either long voyages, or on the battlefield.
One of the reasons it was so popular is because of how incredibly cheap and easy it is to make. Not to mention, its shelf-life is outstanding – up to 50 years! This makes it a no-brainer when preparing for a crisis.
However, the thing that sets it apart is how incredibly hard the biscuit is once it cools off. It got
The truth is, there are many, many different factors to look into when researching what scope to buy. And some of these factors are more important than others, all depending on your needs.
However, here are a few to know about next time you go shopping for that perfect scope…
Things Your Scope Needs To Be Effective In The Field
There are generally two types of magnification – variable and fixed. Variable lets you zoom in and out on the target. Fixed scopes, on the other hand, are “fixed” (or locked) on a specific magnification.
Now, this may be an uncomfortable topic. But the fact is, all preppers (and human beings) need to use the bathroom throughout the day. And, if you’ve been stockpiling toilet paper, this typically doesn’t come with too many issues.
However, what happens when the stockpile runs out? Or if something happens, and you longer have access to real toilet paper? In the event of an emergency, your bathroom needs will remain the same. Which means you need to prepare for some alternative solutions.
As it turns out, nature provides a great deal of alternatives to toilet paper. In addition, certain common, everyday
Bandanas have been playing a part in survival situations for a very long time. And, just like anything else, its importance can wear off over time if we take them for granted.
However, it’s important to remember that bandanas have been the go-to survival item for so long for one simple reason. They’re incredibly versatile. After all, this article covers many of the uses for this survival item. However, it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what this sheet of cloth can do for you.
The fact remains it’s foolish not to carry a bandana in your bug out bag. And, after
Most preppers know the basics about what to keep in their bug out bag. After all, things like food, water, shelter, and self-defense tools are fairly self-explanatory.
However, there’s items outside of these categories that are crucial to your survival. And the sad truth is that most preppers forget these at home (or don’t even think to pack them). And they don’t even realize it until SHTF.
In order to prepare for disaster, we need to think outside of the box of food, water, shelter, and defense. We need to look more closely at the day-to-day essentials that we’ll need for the
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are extremely popular. That’s because you don’t need a prescription for them, there’s a huge variety of them, and most of them are pretty dang effective.
However, when you think about it, OTC meds are also going to be the first things to go in an SHTF scenario. As people flock to the grocery stores and empty the aisles of their contents, it’s likely all of these will be gone in a matter of hours.
As such, it’s important to stock up on the essential OTC meds now in order to be ready for a crisis. But not just