posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 11:49 AM
Im not being a jerk.. but you DO NOT need to go out and buy all of this stuff to survive or build a bug out bag. Promise.
Im a long time prepper and "survivalist".. but a thrivalist. We have had these discussions here for yrs AND on the radio show you can hear some
practical beginner stuff. One mod I respect has about this same mindset and went through his house.. found what he needed in no time. Its a good
experiment to run. EVERYTHING you need is available to you in your own home. Just do a quick exercise.. lets say a really slow crawling ICBM or
zombie hoarde ( zombie can be anything.. ) is on its way to your house.. you have 10 minutes to gather what you need to survive until you settle
somewhere. Look around your house.. WHAT do you need to SURVIVE?? At work? Look around work.. what do you see? WHat can you actually use? Survival is
a MINDSET and not a grouping of gadgets or junk you buy.
I went to a survival camp several yrs ago and I was surprised at what I actually needed and didnt need.. and what NO ONE needs is a 60 LB backpack. I
have made jokes on here for yrs about after the apocalypse looking through the woods at all of the really cool stuff in backpacks attached to the
dead. Like easter egg hunting.
If youre going to buy anything.. buy fantastic shoes. That was my largest complaint... the shoes. You can also
find EVERYTHING you want.. laying around. We are a wasteful society.. there is a trove of treasure most everywhere you look.
If you are "poor" and worried about surviving when you bug out.. look no further than your own home for your supplies. Besides, you can have all of
the cool things in the world to help you, but if you are of the wrong mind set.. your not going to live long and you sure as hell wont thrive. For
gods sake.. dont be a dope and lug around canned food. Food is easily found if you are sensible.
edit on 2-10-2012 by Advantage because: (no