posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:06 PM
I read several threads here and on other sites, usually on survival.
People say to have a "bag" for this, a "bag" for that and to "go or not to go"....they say to have this or that....it is a must have to survive.
That is all a personal choice for each person to make on there own...just don't go bag crazy, I say that because if you grab the wrong bag in a SHTF,
you might be without the things you wanted to have for that event.
It all comes down to what you are thinking will happen and prep for. The basic overall thoughts seem to be, pick the most likely event to happen and
go from there...and thats a great idea.
There are vehicle bags, ICINCB(in case I am Never Coming Back), 72 hour packs, everyday carry bag, wilderness bag, urban bag, work bag...they are all
great bags for what they are needed for, just know that if your in an Urban setting and you bug out, well you might end up in the mountains or the
desert...even if that was not your plan...you might think your able to go home to resupply or get things, or you might not...just something to think
about for packing your bag(s).
How I figured out what I want to have in my bag, well I went camping for a week, in all the different seasons, and my list of things I want changes
with the seasons for my "go bag". The basics will be the same for anytime of the year. Thats just how I came up with mine, its an idea or a tool for
you all to use to try if you like...I feel it has worked for me, so I am passing it on to you.
Many places and sites say to have freeze dried food, MRE's, a garden, and canned goods. Have plenty of dry stored goods and a supply of water.
I am not saying anything that most all of you don't know already...your basics for survival are..in no special order..
6) Transportation..I add that because we all need to be mobile, be it by foot, bike, motorcycle, car, Boat, SUV, truck, RV..or whatever you want
Now with a simple set up of those items, you can survive a long long time.
If your into having more things for survival, look at how long your thinking that your going to need the said items, and go from there.... to get what
you think you need for your survival.
It might seem dumb, but I think I have came up with a way that you can help figure out what you need for you...and how much of said items you will go
If you go and take a sheet of paper and write down everything you use, from a bar of soap, a Qtip...all the way up to the hours of light/electrical
use that you have...you can figure out what it will take to live as normal as possible that way, one month at a time(I say a month, because one month
is about the same as the next ..while a week can be very different from one to the next).....this can help with what to buy more of or if you already
have enough of said item...like bleach, TP, canned veggies...you all get the point. All you do is multiply the items you used the previious month, by
however many months you wanna have stored up.
There are problems you might have figuring out protection..like weapons and ammo...
protection, that is on you with your ability and what you think you need...far be it for me, to tell you, what you need to protect yourself...you
should know that already or atleast have an idea of what you want for protection. I will say this though, don't think because you bought a
weapon..that your instantly Rambo.
There are a lot of things that we live with and use everyday that we don't need. people over the years have gotten by with very minimal things from
year to year...yes sometimes they are wonderful things...but life goes on without them. For instance, a cell phone...they are great, but 30 years ago
we all never had one in our pocket, and we all got along just fine. My point being, most people are lost without it...well when the lights go out and
say the power grid goes down, the tower batteries are used up...then what? it is a sinker or a paper weight.
Try to start using the little extras like that less and less...you will be suprised how much you don't miss them! (unless your a teenager that has an
OH MY GOSH, DO YOU KNOW WHAT SO AND SO DID OR SAID).
We all prep, to some extent, if its for a day at a time or for years at a time...we all are always getting ready for something...be it tonight dinner
or storing food for 30 years from now..we all prep...just in different time frames.
I also want to mention that if your prepping for just you and your family...please take into account, that parents, friends, or whoever might be
knocking on your door when it happens, plan for that..however you wanna deal with that issue is all on you. If they know you prep, then you broke the
# 1 rule of it..with OPSEC... remember not to tell everyone what your doing or have done, and have everyone in your house know to keep there lips
zipped shut about it...it could just make life in a SHTF a lot easier on you...with nobody knowing you have anything.
This is just some info that I have gained over time and thought that I would share with all of you here.
just my .02 cents.