posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 12:26 AM
I'm not a big prepper, I'm sort of the plan for ten days to a month type of person.. however, three things that never show up on any lists or videos
I see surprise me. Thought I'd share them and get feedback.
1) Ground insect and varmint control. Sure a lot of people talk about mosquito repellant or no-see-um netting but I mean borax, rat and snake poison,
diatomaceous earth, etc. I would think having a ready supply of this stuff at least for the first few weeks would be crucial to help avoid rapid
disease outbreak? If you're stocking a bit of veterinary antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals - why not these things?
2) A regional field guide and a survival book - as small as feasible. There is always going to be that one YouTube video you didn't see, or stress is
going to make you forget details, .. so keep at least two or three reference books around. Lightweight and as directly regionalized as you can.
3) Printed protected topography camping style maps. I often see compass and sometimes see people pull out what is basically a AAA highway map but see
a short supply of topography camping style maps in the BoBs and vehicle kits. I think getting to the fringe of campgrounds or State parks would be
hugely advantageous in the early phases even if it's just to scavenge, scout, and then go back and hunker down wherever you were. And if you do have
to move, moving through those areas and knowing where to expect freshwater and other potentially advantageous geology would be goodness.
So what are the top three things you see missing from BoBs, tutorials, and the such? -Mags