Bug Out Bag/Emergency Camping

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Also keeping in mind if having to camp not to pack things that have plastic packaging as to not litter any modern human garbage in the environment. Glass containers, like peanut butter jars can be recycled and used at the camp site. I already do keep a lot of peanut butter jars, along with the lids and reuse.
 

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Also keeping in mind if having to camp not to pack things that have plastic packaging as to not litter any modern human garbage in the environment. Glass containers, like peanut butter jars can be recycled and used at the camp site. I already do keep a lot of peanut butter jars, along with the lids and reuse.
I do the same thing-and pickle/olive jars ;)
 

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As much as I complain about being cold all winter… it’s pretty safe here. We get hurricanes but by the time they hit us they aren’t very bad, and we occasionally get tornados but they’re tiny and do little damage. I can’t imagine living where there’s a constant threat of big storms!
 

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I wouldn't run for the hills. Although I will be selling this place in a few months, I will be moving into a small place until I can find what I want. When I find it, it will be my "stay here" place. The only reason I would run would be fire. Other than that, I would just hunker down.
 

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Also keeping in mind if having to camp not to pack things that have plastic packaging as to not litter any modern human garbage in the environment. Glass containers, like peanut butter jars can be recycled and used at the camp site. I already do keep a lot of peanut butter jars, along with the lids and reuse.

i've not seen peanut butter in glass jars for many years now, but we buy these 48oz jars two at a time and i can eat one of those in a month. i get nervous when i get down to half a jar or less and we don't have two jars waiting to be opened. :) it's a staple food item for me.

when camping i usually end up packing out more trash or recycling than i bring in because i hate seeing it anyplace it doesn't belong.
 

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If having to get away totally, well it depends on the situation if hiking, or driving. Hiking seems safer in some situations,
Another reason we plan to hunker down is that DH would never make it more than a mile on foot....if that. I know we're not the only folks with that issue either. We stay stocked up on food, water, and fuel for that reason also. And honestly, where we are doesn't have much undeveloped land around us. No place to head to on foot.
 

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i've not seen peanut butter in glass jars for many years now, but we buy these 48oz jars two at a time and i can eat one of those in a month. i get nervous when i get down to half a jar or less and we don't have two jars waiting to be opened. :) it's a staple food item for me.

when camping i usually end up packing out more trash or recycling than i bring in because i hate seeing it anyplace it doesn't belong.
Smucker's Naturals and Adam's peanut butter are in glass jars with metal lids. I think the bigger size jars are 24 oz. I use a stand mixer to mix the oil and peanut butter together, so I buy two large jars at a time (and store in the fridge or freezer after mixing). If you are going to stir by hand, get the smaller size jar.
 
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Our two biggest disasters would be wildfire, which is pretty much an annual thing, and volcanic eruption- lots more damage very quickly, but not a common occurrence. We have a small travel trailer that we can evacuate with if necessary (if we have time to evacuate). We've done what we can to cover most disasters, and leave the rest in God's hands.
 

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i've not seen peanut butter in glass jars for many years now, but we buy these 48oz jars two at a time and i can eat one of those in a month. i get nervous when i get down to half a jar or less and we don't have two jars waiting to be opened. :) it's a staple food item for me.

when camping i usually end up packing out more trash or recycling than i bring in because i hate seeing it anyplace it doesn't belong.
Most organic peanut butters are in glass and Smucker's. We always have multiple jars in stock :hide. Santa Cruz dark roasted crunchy, and Smucker's organic crunchy are my favorites.
 

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Another reason we plan to hunker down is that DH would never make it more than a mile on foot....if that. I know we're not the only folks with that issue either. We stay stocked up on food, water, and fuel for that reason also. And honestly, where we are doesn't have much undeveloped land around us. No place to head to on foot.
Hiking could be an issue also. Last time I picked up my backpack, it was pretty heavy, and I still need to add a few more things before I could go anywhere.

If going nowhere, (as the plan is to stay) the backpack may still come in handy, just to have necessities at hand in case of a tornado and things are everywhere and difficult to locate.

It seems most of us have prepared our homes and properties as places to hunker down.
 
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