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What do you have in your Bugout Bag?

Discussion in 'Emergency Preparedness' started by crealbilly, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Aug 6, 2017
    baymule

    baymule Super Self-Sufficient

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    get one of these...
    https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-638

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  2. Aug 6, 2017
    baymule

    baymule Super Self-Sufficient

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    I don't have a bugout bag. We're in the woods, have a good community and figure we would try to be of help to our neighbors. There's a couple that would probably get booted out, but most everyone around here is on the same page or at least close to it.
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2017 at 2:25 PM
    Beekissed

    Beekissed Mountain Sage

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    That's where we stand too...nowhere we'd rather be than in the place people would be coming TO, in order to be of help to family and neighbors. We have slowly implemented changes here, and still are, to insure that, if the grid fails, we still have water from our well(will be installing a deep well hand pump this year) and adequate waste elimination abilities in place, hence the outhouse redo this year to make it bigger, sturdier and more user friendly for all ages.

    Having clean and plentiful water, heat and safe waste removal in such times is major. When we did the wood stove redo a couple of years back, we also implemented a flat surface on top so we can cook there if need be, while we also maintain a full propane tank for our regular cooking range that should last for good long while...cooking all year barely puts a dent in it.

    Other than those things, our entire place is a fully loaded bug out bag of sorts and that's just necessary things kept on hand when one lives in the country and 20 mi. from the closest markets and hospitals.
     
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  4. Aug 16, 2017 at 4:32 PM
    crealbilly

    crealbilly Almost Self-Reliant

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    20 miles... I hear that were about the same distance. It sounds like you've thought trough "what if SHTF" real well and have given me several ideas - Thank You.
     
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  5. Aug 17, 2017 at 2:41 AM
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    We are located about 9 miles from 3 small towns. So we are not far from the amenities of modern living. but in a SHTF situation, they may not be available anyway.
     

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