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Bug-Out Bag Packing Tips For Optimum Travel
Making a bug out bag requires a lot of planning and preparation. Once you make a checklist with all the items you need for surviving an emergency situation, things can get complicated. Most often, the items you need to pack increase the weight and size of your bug out bag. There are a few tips you should master in order to make your survival bag suited for your bugging out plan.
Every prepper should start by acquiring items that provide weight savings but also multi-purposes uses, all packed under a clever design. Think of a survival knife that has a ferrocerium rod and a sharpening option embedded in the sheath. Adding a compass and a signaling whistle to the whole package will save you a lot of weight and bulk. Start by going through your supplies checklist and figure out which items can be grouped together. You can do an online search or you can visit your local backpacking supply store and ask them about the multipurpose items they sell.
The “hoarding mentality” is one the things preppers and survivalists need to get rid of when making their bug out bags. You should pack only the items you can carry and the body/carry weight ratio of your bug out bag needs to be precisely calculated. The on-trail and off-trail factors should also be considered as it will help you avoid serious injury and increase the travel distance you can cover.
Read the article below to find out more about the other packing suggestions for bug out bags:
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
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- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
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