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Polysporin: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

Polysporin: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

Planning on getting cut when you’re in the woods or in a shtf situation? Either was I when I was running with my dog and tripped and fell into a ditch scraping the shit out of my knee.  Yeah, it might sound funny but I was lucky I was close to home and could clean the wound promptly. But what if you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, and there’s no chance on getting help any time soon... »

Flint / Magnesium Fire Starter: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

Flint / Magnesium Fire Starter: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

Well folks, this should be the first thing you put into your bug out bag!  Being able to make a fire and keep warm is the number one thing of importance in a survival situation, along with water, then food.  Sure, you can keep matches and lighters in your kit too if you prefer, but they will only last so long. To use the magnesium as tinder, simply scrape a small pile of shavings off the soft magn... »

Spare Batteries: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

Spare Batteries: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

But these are heavy! If you can’t carry a handful of spare double a or tripple a batteries you have problems.  When the lights go out in a natural disaster or a complete shtf scenario you will want to have a lot of these on hand for your flashlights, radio, etc. Don’t get the cheap no name kind either as they won’t last as long when being used.  You’re better to spend a bit... »

Rain Poncho: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

Rain Poncho: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

I once went out into the woods for a day hike and stupid me didn’t bother to check the forecast. We ended up being stuck in the middle of a huge downpour for most of the afternoon and lucky me I didn’t have a rain poncho with me.  That might be fine and dandy if it’s in the middle of the summer during a hot day, but if it’s closer to fall and the weather is cooler you stand... »

Condiments: An Item For Your Bug Out Bag

Condiments: An Item For Your Bug Out Bag

I know these aren’t a necessity – they are more like an extra but if you add a handful to your bug out bag they don’t take much room anyway and can help make your boring meal taste a little bit better.  In a shtf situation it’s nice to be able to taste something “from home” that you have been used to and you’ll be thanking yourself later.  If you don’... »

A Multi Tool: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

A Multi Tool: A Must Have In Your Bug Out Bag

This one should be a given.  Don’t ever leave home without one of these or make sure to at least have it in your bug out bag.  They can really save the day and have a wide range of uses and tools on them.  I carry one on my belt all the time wherever I go and I cannot stress how many times it has come in handy! Here are some features of the Gerber mult iool featured in the picture above: 12 ... »