Episode-115- Prepare Bug Out Bags For Survival And Emergencies


I had to recently check my bags because of the June 29, 2012 Blackout in the mid-Atlantic states that was caused by a Derecho which is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm

that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms. I’m glad I did as there are always things such as food and water that need to be rotated out and it also gives me a chance to evaluate the contents of the bag. I continue to listen to http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com and other shows and as such my education on topics such as bug out bags continues to expand. I’m always learning new ways of evaluating situations and contingency plans and this also helps in my regular day to day life.

The decision to bug out is not an easy one but one in which you must listen to your ancient instincts of flee or stay. You cannot be paralyzed and if you bug out and nothing goes wrong then you have practiced for when things will go wrong. When you hear bad news is coming your way and impending doom is in your head, act on your bad feelings and take off.

Watch today’s video and let me know what you think of it and how you prepare for when things go bad. I can be reached at TonyTeolis@todolisthome.com

Previous Episodes on Emergency Preparedness

Bug out bag supplies and links

What’s inside my bug out bag?

  • 8 – 2 liter bottles of water
  • Collapsible container for water
  • Water purifying tablets
  • 12 cans of Vienna sausages
  • 12 cans of soup
  • 6 cans of fruit
  • 6 cans of chicken
  • 12 granola bars
  • 3 day supply of vitamins
  • Roll of duct tape
  • 2 complete first aid kits
  • Bottle of isopropyl alcohol
  • Bottle of hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 cans of coffee
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • Pack of wet wipes
  • 2 loud boat whistles
  • 2 walkie-talkies
  • 2 lighters
  • Radio
  • Spare batteries
  • 2 flashlights
  • Fire starter
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Plastic bags
  • Spare set of clothes and underwear for the whole family
  • Baby powder
  • And a bottle of the good stuff

Other things not in the bags but that I would bring along:

  • tent
  • camping supplies
  • an evening’s worth of fire wood
  • items related to security such as money and defense

The vehicle we drive also has a 24 hour supply of:

  • water
  • food
  • dog food
  • Emergency blankets
  • fire starters
  • candles
  • spare oils
  • jumper cables
  • 50 ft. of rope
  • duct tape
  • flashlights
  • spare batteries

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