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When SHTF you want to be prepared. And there’s no better way to do this than to have a bug out bag. The best bug out bag should have all of the necessary equipment needed to keep you alive for a minimum of 72 hours (obviously, the longer, the better).
Unfortunately, a lot of survivalists don’t really know how to build a bug out bag. Sure, you can buy one, but those can be quite expensive.
In my opinion, it’s a much better option to build one yourself. That way, you’ll know exactly what’s in it, as well as save a lot of money in the process.
For example, tactical backpacks tend to be more durable (and heavier) than hiking backpacks. If you’re going to be hiking long distances, hiking backpacks are generally the better choice.
It’s highly recommended that your bug out bag come with a hydration bladder. This will allow you to effortlessly sip water while on-the-go.
As far as essential items, you’ll want to think about the basics: food, water, and clothing. Additional items can include first aid equipment, flashlights, maps, and other essential tools needed for survival.
Basically, anything that will help you become more sustainable is going to help your situation (e.g. keep you alive) during a crisis.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar