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Looking for the lightest, the most portable tent you can swap your money for? The Specialist tents from Sea to Summit could be just what your overburdened back has been wishing to get all this time.
Because most people camp a few feet from their car, they don’t appreciate what a heavy bag can do to them. What is most terrifying is to consider Americans realize what all that weight means when they are running from a disaster on food.
Less Weight on the Bugout
Available in one person (Solo) and two person (Duo) models, the tents tip the scales at just 625 grams (22oz.) and 846 grams (29oz.), respectively. And, yes, those numbers include the shelter, the poles, the pegs, and even the groundsheet.
In case you aren’t good with your oz and grams to pounds conversion we are talking about a tent that weighs a pound and a half.
In case you find that too heavy, you can leave the included poles at home, too, since the tents are designed to work with regular trekking poles and natural anchors. In other words, you can forgo the stakes and carve your own and use your trekking poles to pitch the tent.
This tent is not cheap. I personally think it could be worth every penny. I would love this in my bug out bag. Moreover, it’s a great shelter to take on long treks into the woods where you have wanted to put in some miles but not carry a house on your back.
Your Sleep System
Have you considered your sleep system, lately? There are all sorts of gear out there and firearms and other things that preppers can spend their time and money on.
Why on earth have you not considered how you sleep and how you will sleep on a bugout.
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.