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If you’ve spent even a little time learning about preparedness and survival, you’ve no doubt come across the “ultimate” list of bug out bag supplies. Lists like this are all over the Internet, and many of them are very good. But if you read too many of these lists, you’ll be tempted to get more bug out bag items than you actually need.
The reason this matters is because you don’t want your bug out bag to be too heavy. Remember, you’re going to have to carry this for the better part of a day, several days in a row or longer. If you have a bag that weighs more than 20% of your body weight, then even if you’re in good shape you’re gonna have trouble reaching your destination. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, here are some things you probably don’t need in your bug out bag.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.