Building Your Bug Out Bag Infographic

Building Your Bug Out Bag Infographic

For this week’s infographic Monday I chose one on Building Your Bug Out Bag. If you are like me then you can never get enough about bug out bags. I really need to do the post on my BOB that is long overdue. This infographic I found on Pinterest saved from The Prepper Project

Building Your Bug Out Bag Infographic
Building Your Bug Out Bag Infographic

I mostly agree with them on the items in Building Your Bug Out Bag Infographic. Bug out bags needs to fit basic survival needs. Beyond that, it is a lot of personal taste. One of the items mentioned in the infographic is a Bible. This is a heated debate in the survival community. Many can’t imagine

One of the items mentioned in the infographic is a Bible. This is a heated debate in the survival community. For many, it’s impossible imaging not  having their book of faith with them in a survival situation. Others say it’s too much weight and not worth it. To me, it is a personal matter and beyond debate. I would urge you to cover your basics first, however. 

I fully agree with a Hennessey Hammock as a shelter. My hammock is my go to shelter  for  years and love it. I lived out of my hammock for extended camping trips before happily. I can’t imagine ever going back to ground camping. Especially not for an extended time. 

Enjoy the infographic. 

 

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10 C's Of Survival

10 C’s Of Survival How To Build The Best Kits Episode 112

 

10 C's Of Survival
10 C’s Of Survival

 

 

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10 C’s Of Survival How To Build The Best Kits

The main topic this week is 10 C’s Of Survival How To Build The Best Kits. I came across Dave Canterburys system years ago. Besides some of the stretched names to follow the C pattern I love it. The 10 C’s Of survival streamlines the kit building process. Taking much of the guesswork out of building a kit. It will work for all kits from a mini kit to a Bug out Bag.

You know you need to hit the first five then move on. If your kit does not have these 10 Items then you need them before moving on. You should include more than the 10’s of Survival in your kit but you could survive with just them.

We dig into each of the 10 C’s and give examples of each. What has worked for us in our kits and what has not.

Mike and I  go on to discuss where we diverge from Dave and the 10 C’s of survival. Dave is not big on first aid. He feels that duck tape should work till you make it to medical care. Mike and I both carry well stocked first aid kits. I don’t recommend everyone running out and getting suture kits. Having plenty of gauze and pads to stop bleeding is critical.

 

 

Ten C’s Of Survival

  1. Cutting
  2. Combustion (A way to make fire)
  3. Cover (Shelter)
  4. Container
  5. Cordage
  6. Candle (A source of Light)
  7. Cotton (Bandana usually)
  8. Compass
  9. Cargo Tape
  10. Canvas Needle

 

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James and Mike A Day In THe Woods Autoimmune Diseases

Questions And Answers Episode 105

 

James and Mike A Day In THe Woods Autoimmune Diseases
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Questions And Answers

 

Join us this week as we tackle your questions and answers. Some of the topics include supplementing your camping food with wild edibles. Cooking with grubs, frying grasshoppers.

Matt calls in wanting to know how to stay cool in the summer without air conditioning. We go deep on this question. With tons of info on how to keep cool during the hot months. Shading your house, reflecting the sun back and using the ChiliPAD to stay cool.

 

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eBugout

Episode 81 eBugout

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eBugout

Today Mike and I are joined by Travis from eBugout. You may be asking what is ebugout and why do I need it. eBugout was founded on the idea of helping others become prepared without the time consuming task of tracking down quality items. Their tool not only ensures that you walk away with a complete, high quality bug out bag – but it also tracks the weight and volume of each item added. This way, before you checkout through Amazon you have the peace of mind knowing how much your bag will weigh, as well as knowing that all of your gear will fit into it.

Each piece of gear listed has been bought my Travis and the rest of the eBugout crew and tested. They have sifted through the garbage out there in the market for you.  No one likes to buy crap to have it fail you. Some of you, like myself, love spending hours researching what gear to buy. We are the weirdoes though. Many people just want to have their bag and rest assured it will work for them when they need it.

Enjoy this show and let me know what you think in the comments!

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James and Mike A Day In THe Woods Autoimmune Diseases

Episode 59 Bug Out Bags

James and Mike A Day In THe Woods Autoimmune Diseases
James and Mike
 

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Bug Out Bags

This week Mike and I finally talk about  Bug Out Bags. We discuss some pitfalls by newbies to survival. I begin with the philosophy used to build all my kits. I use the 10 c’s of survival to build my kits. Those being Cutting, Combustion, Cover, Container, Cordage, Candle, Cotton, Compass, Cargo Tape and Canvas Needle.

The biggest priority being on your Survival knife. All others can be crafted in the wild. Making a good knife in the bush is not an easy task.

 

Mike goes over the contents of his Bug Out Bags in it’s entirety.

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