Improvising for your Bug Out Bag
With the recent events around the world especially the highly publicized event in Miami we have all been a little more on alert. Many took the time to work on fine tuning our BOBs and making sure our gear is ready. However for those who haven’t already had their items in place it was a wakeup call. Some members who were not as far along in their preparation are now scrambling to get everything they need. Well as many of us know the high end gear and MREs aren’t exactly cheap, especially to buy at the last minute grouped together. Now I’ll admit as most people, I’m limited by money and have had to do some improvising so if you’re looking for some items to throw in I thought I’d assist with a list of stuff you can get cheap, free or may already have.
Mr. Noodles: Brand name, no name, don’t matter it may not be the best food but it’ll tide you over until you can get your hands on better stuff and its light weight.
Dryer Lint: If you’ve read a dryer’s instructions there’s a reason they say to remove the lint, it lights up real easy. Keep some in your fire kit whether it’s a flint or a BIC this will make it happen so much faster.
Bread Bags: If your footwear isn’t waterproof, this will help keep you from getting Trench Foot. Samantha’s covered that in this POST and it isn’t pretty down the road.
Coffee Whitener/Non Dairy Creamer: In America it’s known as Coffee Mate. This is Flammable, if you need to make a signal this stuff lights up real well. It may also be a boost to that camp fire alongside your dryer lint. Check out its power in this Mythbusters video.
Garbage Bags: It can temporarily help you in shelter making in place of a tarp. It can also be used to make a poncho to keep dry. Also id stick your spare clothes in one just in case your bag isn’t waterproof or leaks
Ziploc Bags: Keep your fire starting gear in one. Carry spares they can hold so much especially if you know what wild fruits are safe to eat.
Tobacco and Rolling Papers: If you smoke you’ll be thankful although you should quit (I’m a smoker I know it’s not easy, I failed quite a few times myself). If you don’t smoke keep some anyways it will become a strong bartering tool.
Obviously if you look around you can find other items that will help you in your survival. These are just some basic items to help you out but nothing compares to pure knowledge so research all you can on survival and remember…
“Until you’re biting, keep on fighting.”