reply to post by calstorm
BoBs are a great idea, but, when it comes right down to it, what happens if you loose your BoB - a very likely possibility in moments of flight,
fright or survival.
So - what you need, really need, is what you can carry with you in your head.
I truly believe knowledge is going to be what saves us.
In saying this it’s my opinion you should take the time you’ve got now to search out and download and print up any and all information you can
find on how to survive.
How to make your own weapons.
How to cook without fire.
How to make a fire with whatever you’ve got at hand.
EMT manuals can be found on line. First and foremost for a Mother I would think.
What plants grow wild and have medicinal properties.
The alternate uses for commonly found household items.
Information on how to live off the land, and (though I don't think most will ever get this option, you never know.
Review this information with your kids, and as for you, know it inside and out.
Also, start right now to prepare yourself.
How long could you run, right now, supporting your children?
How much can you lift?
Can you use both your right and your left hand to defend yourself? With and without weapons. Both hands to wield a weapon, chop down a tree, etc.
See what I mean?
If you really believe the time is coming for escape, or, survival, then you’ve got to really get serious.
How many of you cold make a fire with your submissive hand, if your dominant hand was injured.
Can your children make a fire? Can you children defend themselves? Do they have ANY knowledge of self preservation at all?
Do you and your children have any belief system - another most important survival tool. Hope can be stronger than any BoB, believe me.
My point. You might have a great BoB, but you’re not going to be able to pull survival out of that hat. You’re going to have to learn it,
practice it, and know it.
If nothing else, learning all this, taking control, and getting your kids in shape and informed will take a huge step forward in giving you the
confidence to survive, the most important thing second to knowledge.
[edit on 13-8-2009 by silo13]