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Energy. Most days we feel like we need more of it, right? When you are putting together your bugout bag do you consider energy?
When you are in a true bug-out situation you will be doing whatever is necessary to keep your family safe. Though you wouldn’t abuse energy enhancers on a regular basis all that will go out the window in the bugout.
Not only do you have to have the energy to get where you are going but you must also be alert when you get there.
One of the best ways to battle that tired feeling and to heighten your alertness is to drink some coffee! So what about storing coffee in your bugout bag?
Coffee in Prepping
There are some concerns when it comes to coffee and prepping. People are naturally concerned about the coffee going stale.
To combat this many do things like can coffee. You can even go as far as storing green coffee beans that will need to be roasted and ground during a collapse. Imagine freshly roasted coffee as the world falls apart? That would be a big help.
Instant for the BOB
If you are going to outfit the BOB I wouldn’t recommend the green beans. Instead, look for some packets of instant coffee. That will make a huge difference. Instant takes second to be ready. If you are on the go that is exactly what you need.
Be sure that you have a solution for caffeine. This is particularly a big deal if you already depend on coffee. You will become a nasty person if you are under pressure and you are fighting caffeine needs.
Instant for the bugout bag and green beans, canned, for the long term. You can have coffee after the collapse. Imagine what an item this would be to have in a barter situation.