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Originally posted by Jeedawg
There are a few other things which i find are equally important to building your bug out bag. I know a lot of preppers out there who are all about the bag and the contents, but they forget about all the planning and mental prepping.
You need to have a general idea of where you are going to bug out to. Planning this ahead of time is pretty important, come SHTF you don't want to be ready to go but have no place to be so get yourself a spot.. at a family member's place or friend's place in the woods, take note of an area you are confident you will be safe at. Some friends and i are contemplating buying a lot somewhere in the forest where there is water and everything we would need.
Maps and a compass are another good thing to have. If you can manage to find maps of fresh water sources for your area that also good to have.
Knowing how to use and properly set up your gear is important as well. If you just bought a new compact bug out cook set, then go ahead and practice using it. Make yourself one of those disgusting freeze dried meals and enjoy : D
Do a simulation bug out i guess is what im saying, then youll know more on what you need and dont need.
Originally posted by randomname
you're in canada, what are you going to do in winter when it's -45 and spit freezes before it hits the ground.
i guess when you thaw out in spring, it'll be helpful to the first person that can pry it from your hands.