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A bug out bag is never really complete. Not only do you have to rotate the food and batteries and make sure everything is still in working order, but you also have to ask yourself two questions:
1. Is there an item that would be better than the one I have?
For example, maybe you could find a water filter that’s smaller yet filters, even more, water.
2. Is there anything I forgot?
One way to do this is to read lists of bug out bag items and see if you notice anything you either hadn’t thought about or didn’t know about. The purpose of this post is to help you answer these questions.
Check out the
50 100 items and let me know if you actually already have these in your own bug out bag. If not, will you be putting them in? Let me know over on our Facebook page. Looking forward to hearing from you all.
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.