Ok...lets be REAL here. I have been though survival training in the Marines...and I work on the streets every day (LEO). I have been through
combat...whatever...I have some experience...and I weight train 4 days a week...5'11 190lbs 95% bodyfat.
There is survival and then there is SURVIVAL. The most important thing to get across to everyone here and everyone out in the real world is practical
multi-purpose-use products. What I mean by that is obtain the absolute necessities. Food, Water, Protection, Shelter, Medical, and equally important
for mental health is practical Entertainment.
Here is the issue I ran into. I am married with two kids. My wife is not into the whole doomsday thing and finds it a waste of money when I drop 100
dollars on a field water purification pump...I hear about it for a week...So...here's the trick.
Numer 1 rule for all "Survivalists" dont call survival supplise "Survival Gear" call it EMERGENCY GEAR...for all the sheeple they are more
receptive and less fearful...especially when bragging to coworkers or family and friends about your latest purchace of Emergency MRE's...looks safer
and more sane on the surface but means the same thing "Survival Gear" cause thats what were in the buisness of...surviving!
Be practical based on your basic needs first and get a few containers and start putting items in them slowely but surely over a period of time.
Food. Go to the grocery store and buy a big bag of beans, flour, and sugar. Then go snag up a few cartins of green beans (16 pack) and corn...that
is almost vegiee for 48 some days...not bad for about 20 bucks.
Grab some canned food....that can be expensive if you get the good kind. Go online and purchace a months worth of MRE's for like 77 bucks...
Buy another 'main meal entree' case of 24 for like 57 bucks...
That will give you food for a few months and it will store for a long time...in a dark and room tempurature room...thats a good start but make sure
you throw in some hard candy for moral booster...
*you seriously dont want to be shooting squirrles with a slingshot...lets be realistic here..not much to eat and no fat...you need lots of fat when
surviving...converts more energy and things like squirrles and rabbits can kill you if eaten for long periods of time...cause its just protien and it
will shut down your kidneys from protien poison...but thats worse case and would probably take a while...months and months.
Water. Probably most important. Yes...you will have 55-75 gallons in your water tank, water in toilet, bathtub, washing machine, and you can divert
water into big 55 gallon barrels drums from your guttering system...but that is sorta impractical and overkill (lets be real).
Go to the store and buy a few 5-10 gallon purified water and put it with your food at room temperature and NO SUNLIGHT ON IT...less light the
better...no alge will grow in it when stored for long periods but alge wont hurt you...actually good for you. Then go buy a few weeks of
canned-long-term (30 year shelf life) case of water. 4.2 oz water packets...there are 64 of them.
The reason I say grab this is beause its only 30 bucks and its 64
individual usage. If you have to be out and about you dont want to carry huge water juggs around...throw a few in your back or pocket and go...use
these as last resort though or a moral booster from drinking the nasty shi7 out of the gutter. Then get a water purifier (field hand-pump)...works up
to 500-1000 gallons...so you can filter (and render biologically safe) nasty water out on the streets or in a stream or river. I also grabbed a
little straw-like water purifier...basically stick it in the river and drink straight from it but it passes through the filter and cleans it...threw
it in my buggout bag.
Medical. Very important if you have a medial condition to have PLENTY of extra meds (however you can get them). You might want to save up a few
muscle relaxers or high power meds in case you get hurt and have to self operate or stitch a wound closed. Have lots of sterilizing alcohol and
wipes. Bandages, wraps, splints, petro gel, eye drops, advil, tylonol, aleve, huge thing of tumms, anit diarea pills (lots of them beause you loose
most water when you crap it out beause your sick...kill you very quick if you loose water) Sutcher kit, field surgical kit, grab a good ol field med
kit...get to thinking about things you'll need. Lots of sanitary products for cleaning things...antibacterial products!!!
Saftey/hunting/protection. 12g shotgun...go to wal mart and get a box of 100 shells for 20 buck. 22 rifle. go buy a box of 500 shells for 20 bucks.
You will absolutely want an air rifle or bb gun. They are silent and acurate and good for hunting small game and go buy lots of BBS and Pellets for
cheap. Go buy a few knives. 1 fixed blade (rambo knife or Marine Corps K-Bar), multi tool knife, small pocket knife, and a few spare knives....can
go wrong with spare knives!
Shelter. Get a decent tent...no flashy colors along with a low grade temperature sleeping bag (you'll wish you spent the money on a good one when
your cold trust me). Have a few space blankets handy their worth it. For the love of god purchace a rollout mat that you can put under you on the
ground...you will pray to the gods because you got one.
I didnt include COMMUNICATION beause were being practical...if you have a few two-way radios that is good. Go buy a small solar-powered hand crank
radio...mine has a LED light with all sorts of cool things on it.
Extra Musts...LED Lights...get a head mounted LED light, Plenty of Fire...waterproof matches, batteries, chapstick, gum, wristwatch, get some good
underarmour long jon's with a shirt...to have under your clothes. Cold and hot weather clothing...nothing flashy or bright colored.
Have little bag in your car with alittle of all of these things in them...
To answer your question. Yes, working out is good and eating protien powder is good...you can buy a 12 pound bag here at my local supplement store
for 33 bucks for weight gain powder. I use this anyway...went from 152lbs to 192lbs in 3 months. Im taking alot of other stuff too and eating well
but.. This isnt priority!