[When SHTF, will you grab your] brand new Bug Out Bags and quietly walk into the national forest. This is the bug out to the woods strategy that I read about often in comments or on forums.
A pretty interesting reality check. The comments thread is worth checking out too. Now it's time to consider bugging out to a Bug Out Location through thoughtful planning of various routes and scenarii... with survival caches along the way. That takes time but it's
Guest post by Varian Wrynn Over the last two months, on two separate occasions, I had the opportunity to test my 72-hour kit. Yes, these tests were intent
Great point! packing stuff in a Bug Out Bag is NOT an end to itself, you need to put it all to use.
First because it will point out to the most useful stuff, the most useless or crappy one, the one you did not packed enough of, the overkilling redundancy (3ways to start a fire is enough :)
Then because it will get you out there. And experiencing is the most important part of "preparing" for whatever you prepare for. Leanring by doing is essential - AND it will allow your perishable content to rotate a bit.
And for trail mapping, stars watching, knot making... here is a non-exhaustive-yet-quite-complete guide to ourdoor apps for both iStuff & Droids, some free, some pricy, some online and some offline... enjoy
If you're trying to defend a homestead or bug out location with a small group, you need to improve your odds by what's called force multipliers. One of the best ways to fight like a larger group is to prepare your battlespace.