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 the risk of catching pneumonia and that’s the last thing you need!
Get one from the Dollar Store if you have to, it will do the job just fine and won’t hurt your wallet. Best of all they come prepackaged and are pretty flat so you can stick them almost anywhere inside your bug out bag without taking any room. You should have one per person if possible.
Here are some other uses:
- Cover yourself for protection against the rain
- Cover your bug out bag
- Line the roof of your shelter
- Shape it into a sack or bag to carry some water from one location to another
- Shape it into a slight cone to collect rain water. Poke a small hole in the middle and let the rain collect into a container, jar, flask, canteen or whatever you have available that can hold water.