It's all good to have food and water stores, especially for a short term incident, but I look at it 2 ways.. short term and long term. Having the
means to purify water is every bit as important as having water on hand, what if you have to bug out, are you gonna carry 5 gallons of water or a 2
pound purifier? Some purifiers will remove viruses and clean the most disgusting water.
Same goes for food, I keep plenty on hand, but dang those cans can get heavy. Keep bags of dried food also. Buy a small survival book that list edible
plants in your area, knowing what to eat is just as crucial as having stores. Also take the time to walk some trails and identify some of the items
listed in the book, don't wanna eat the wrong plant or berry.
Fishing and hunting will also be an asset, heck everyone can cast a line. I know not everyone has or can get a gun, but a slingshot can go along way,
we have alot of wild quail and grouse around here not to mention pigeons and squirrels.
If you need to bug out to avoid looting, do you have maps of your area. Plan where you would go ahead of time.
Would your neighbors group with you or turn on you, being solo will not get you far unless your well trained. Being friends with your neighbors and
grouping together can also go a long way.
The toughest thing about long term is going to be gangs, they will not hesitate to put you down, abuse your wife, clean out all that food and water
you so carefully stored up. Will you be able to protect yourself and family.
A friend and I used to take small trips into the bush with nothing but a small waist pack with the basics, knife, fishing line with a few hooks, snare
wire, small pot, basically just a small survival pack. We made a shelter, snared gopher(tastes like chicken :roll
ate fireweed, made pine needle
tea, found birds nests with eggs, identified mushrooms, had a plant identification book on hand to learn more, etc. One day of hiking and building a
shelter can be very exhausting. I tell you one night and most people will be heading for a motel.
In my opinion if you had one hour to prepare, many wont survive long. If you have prior knowledge and experience with fishing, hunting and gathering,
and the means to do so, you will be much better off.
I dont live in a largely populated area, so alot of what I mentioned is easy for me to do, but if you live in an apartment in the middle of New York,
id make sure I was friendly with that whacky aunt who lives in the middle of nowhere, load up my car and use that hour to get out of dodge and make an
Better to know what to do and not have to, than have to and not know how.
The following video is what happened during a boil water advisory due to a main break. Hardly an emergency, but do you really want be involed in this
type of senario.
Sas survival handbook pdf download.