Food is one of the most important things you can put in your bug out bag. After all, the whole point of a bug out bag is to help you survive, and you definitely need to eat to survive. But this is where most people mess up. They fill their bags with canned soups and […]
Bugging out of the city and into the country during an SHTF scenario would be very stressful, to put it mildly. Hopefully, you and your family would be able to bug out quickly, but the trip to your bug out location would probably take a while. Once you finally got there, everyone would be eager […]
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“Just minutes ago, an explosion rocked the North Anna Nuclear Generating Station. Those local to the station may have felt tremors from the blast. Officials in the plant are saying that this explosion was not part of a malfunction. Instead, it is believed that a device or multiple devices were detonated with the specific intent […]
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Are you as ready as you think you are? You might be prepared to ride out a disaster in your home, but what if you have to evacuate? Be honest with yourself. How quickly could you get yourself and your family on the road and out of town? The only way to answer this question […]
If you live in the United States, which state do you live in? If the grid went down nationwide and society as we know it collapsed, would be people be escaping from your state, or escaping to your state? Hopefully, you live in one of the latter states. If not, you might want to think […]
Here it is, the ultimate list of bug out bag items! Now to be clear, this is not a checklist. It would be very difficult to squeeze every one of these items into a single bag, nor should you. Rather, it is a list of suggested items from which you could create any number of […]
My first bug out bag was a disaster. I crammed it full of random items leftover from camping trips, but I left out many crucial items and added many unnecessary items. One of the biggest problems, however, was the bag itself. I just grabbed an old backpack out of the back of the closet. It […]
A lot of preppers have this idea that when a disaster strikes, they’ll just bug out to a rural area. They think they’ll be safe in an area with so few people. But the thing is, unless you’re deep in a national park, you’re going to end up on someone’s property, and eventually a local […]
Imagine a disaster is imminent and you’ve decided to get out of dodge. You grab your bug out bags, load your vehicle, and hit the road. You might think that once you get out of town, you’re in the clear. But the truth is there are dozens of things that could go wrong when bugging […]
When preppers start looking for a good bug out location, the main feature they care about is “not in the city.” But what about other features? You don’t want to go just anywhere after the SHTF. You want a location that is safe and well hidden, among other things. That is the subject of this […]
If you are ever forced to bug out from your home in a disaster scenario, your efforts will always be made easier and safer by bugging out in a vehicle rather than on foot. A vehicle allows you to travel faster, provides you with some level of protection, and has space for you to carry […]
When disaster strikes, it’s important that you are prepared to take care of the ones who mean the most to you: your spouse, your children, your parents, and other relatives or friends that might need your help. But what about your pets? Although most people love their pets, they still tend to forget about them […]
The term ‘bug out’ apparently gained popularity during World War 2, the term being inspired by cartoons of bugs scattering underfoot when discovered. As for bugging in, that refers to doing the opposite: staying put. It’s something you might have to do if there’s a natural disaster like a blizzard, tornado, heavy rain or snow. […]
If you’re a prepper or survivalist, you gotta check this out. Youtube creator, Paul Elkins, put together what he calls his post-apocalyptic bicycle camper / bug out vehicle. Obviously, this wouldn’t work if you have a group or a family, but if you plan to go it alone after the SHTF and there is no […]
Here’s a great article for those who are new to prepping. Unless your home is burning down, getting flooded, or being overrun with looters, or in the path of some other dangerous threat, you’re best off hunkering down in your home during a disaster. With any luck, you can just wait it out until things […]
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Bugging out is one of the most popular topics in the prepper community, but most of the discussion is about what to put in your bug out bag. Although this is important, we ought to spend more time talking about where to go when bugging out. After all, you can’t just wander into the wilderness […]
Everybody has their own ideas about what are the most important things to include in a bug out bag. Different strokes, different folks. But whatever items you choose, make sure a lot of them are multipurpose items. Your bug out bag might not seem very heavy, but after carrying it all day, it will begin […]
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The term “bug out vehicle” gets thrown around a lot in the prepper community, but it almost always refers to a car or truck of some kind. That is great if you have a family, but if you’re single and in good shape (or have a partner who is also in good shape) and don’t […]
There are countless articles and videos with lists of tips, hacks, and things to do if you bug in during a disaster. However, there aren’t many lists of things NOT to do. That is the subject of this video by Reality Survival. If you’ve never bugged in for an extended period of time without power, […]
If you only clicked this link out of curiosity, you might be expecting the trick to be total BS. It’s not. Now I’m not saying there is some magic trick that will make the cold feel warm, or that you’ll gain a supernatural ability to withstand freezing temperatures without ever getting hypothermia. However, there is […]
There are a lot of articles about bug out vehicles, but as far as I know none of them suggest sailboats as a way to bug out. It might sound like a crazy idea at first, but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. While everyone else is scrambling to get […]
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Bug out bags are for disasters that strike without warning. If you wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of your world falling apart, all you’ll have time to do is grab your bag (or bags if you have a family) and hit the road. The ability to pack up and […]
Saving money isn’t just about finding good deals–it’s about finding cheap alternatives. For example, rather than buying a terrarium, you could make your own out of picture frames. And instead of buying a mini grill, you could make your own out of lasagna pans and cooling racks. Here are a few more ideas: Turn pool […]
Let’s begin today’s article with a simple question: How much time do you spend at home compared to the time you spend at work, running errands, driving, in school, visiting friends, and so forth? Now let’s suppose something bad happens while you’re away from home, something like a random car accident that leaves you stranded […]
Bug out bags are easily one of the most popular concepts in the prepper movement. Even people who aren’t preppers associate bug out bags or go-to bags with emergency preparedness. For these reasons, the bug out bag is often the first thing new preppers put together. They make a huge list of all the items […]
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To survive an apocalyptic scenario requires imagination: many of the steps you take in preparation for a sudden change in your way of life come from thinking about abstract eventualities. You may not be able to perfectly replicate the resources that big movie heroes use to prevail in hard times, but such fictions are a […]
I’ve written several articles about prepping mistakes and how to avoid them, but when I came across this video by Survival Know How I realized I haven’t talked about bug out bag mistakes. This is something most people don’t think about. How do you mess up a bug out bag? Just put the things you […]
There are countless articles on how to make bug out bags, but what if you have to bug out with your spouse, kids, and other family members? Shouldn’t they be carrying something, too? The answer is a resounding YES! The more supplies you can bring with you, the better (just so long as you don’t […]
We’d all love to have a great bug out vehicle in case of disaster, but unfortunately they’re way too expensive. Especially if you want to go off road. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never personally met anyone who can afford a UNICAT. And how are you […]
If a natural or manmade disaster happens, many people will be forced to bug out and relocate. But even if a disaster doesn’t happen, people move for education, adventure, or a better life all the time. Either way, a move from one type of environment to another can […]
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Any idiot can put together a bug out bag. All you have to do is open a bag and start throwing survival items into it. The real challenge is making a bug out bag that not only has everything you need to survive, but is also light enough […]