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Thought it should be the last of things you consider, the bugout needs to be a consideration. When you talk about the bugout it really needs to be a moments notice, no other option for you to jump into that sort of programming. Still, we are watching something happen on the west coast that would warrant the use of a bugout bag, if for no other reason other than quick evacuation. Of course I am talking about the wildfires. The wildfires sweep in and it can be the end of all that you have in a matter of minutes. You need to have those things that are most important to you ready to go.
This is a great article about a 25lb bugout bag and how to build one just like it. If you are going to depend on a bag a 25lb one is great weight to have to carry around. Much better than 50lbs!
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.