Category Archives: Seventy-two hour kits

Ponchos are an Excellent Multi Use Piece of Equipment

Today everyone is pretty familiar with a poncho.  You have seen them in the movies from the Clint Eastwood westerns to the WW2 movies.

There are two main types of ponchos that we commonly encounter.  One is made from wool …

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If You Have to Bug Out, What do You take?

 

In yesterdays post I talked about bugging in and how that would probably be the first choice for many of us.  As I said yesterday, the point at which I bug out from my home will be the point …

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How Do I Know When to Bug out?

In my contacts with other preppers, I am often asked the question, how do I know when to bug out. Many seem to want a list of signs that they can look for, that will give them a clear signal …

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Paracord and Why You Should Include it in your Preps.

One very useful item that I keep in my car, bug out bag and include in my every day carry is paracord (also known as parachute cord or 550 cord).  It is a lightweight nylon rope originally used in the …

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Get Home Bags Should be a Work in Progress

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Yesterday I spent part of the day helping a young man build some get home bags for his family.  Now get home bags are designed for one purpose, to help you home during an emergency.  The content of each bag …

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ALICE Pack Medium Size w/Frame, packing list

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This is a list for a medium sized Alice Pack that was developed by Freezedryguy.com an old Green Berets.  It is a great list, but depending on your physical condition and other needs you may have to modify it.

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How much should your backpack weigh?

 

If you are dealing with the military, the question of how much should your backpack weigh, has been answered by years of experience.  But remember they are dealing primarily with young healthy males.  In the Army and Marines training …

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How Far can You Walk in a Day When Bugging Out?

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The question how far can you walk in one day recently came up in regards to bugging out.  This led to quite a discussion, and many different opinions.  For the last twenty-five or so years, I have done a lot …

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How to Choose a Good Sleeping Bag

 

Sleeping bags are something that I have given a lot of thought too.  Currently there are many good sleeping bags on the market.  They can vary from twenty-five to several hundred dollars in cost.  But how much is a …

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Making a Mountain House Just in Case Bucket, Part of Your Bug Out Bag

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The other day my friend Freezedryguy  http://www.freezedryguy.com/  gave me a Mountain House “Just in Case” Bucket to play with.  Now for those of you who are not familiar with one, it is  about a 3 1/2 gallon sealed plastic bucket …

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