Well I think that the weather is starting to change and its time to winterize your home and bug out bag. Take out those shorts, short sleeve shirts and cute little socks for your tennis shoes. I also had a long pair of pants and sandals in mine. Don’t ask I don’t know if I thought I was going to be walking all day and then sit down to a catered dinner at the end of the day so why not bring a pair of sandals and relax over a camp fire. Oh well I don’t think I need them for winter use and I will replace the long pants with something warmer.
My husband keeps telling me that, jeans are not the thing to pack, WHY I ask, (I am a good wife). They are cotton for one and they don’t keep the cold out when they get wet. Well now wait a minute, the cowboys wore them. Yes but they also had long johns, chaps and long coats and polypropylene or polyester was not invented. So for winter wear, you guessed it polypropylene, polyester or wool.
I have a set of camo pants, shirt, and jacket for my pack, some polyester pants that I never wear in public anymore and of course the standard long johns, shirt, scarves, gloves and knit hat. My heavy hiking boots are replacing my sandals (lol) and of course several pair of wool socks.
Some of my food has changed to a more filling choice, less dehydrated fruit, nuts and bars to meats, vegetables and high protein snacks. Even though I did have some of these items in my summer pack but I added more and refreshed some of the bars.
I hope that you will continue to check your supplies and make sure that you have what you and your family will eat. Also with the change of time in some places check your batteries in smoke detectors, flashlights and any other emergency warning device you have. Don’t forget to check those outside motion lights also. Stay safe this winter by being prepared.
I think polypropylene is a bit better than polyester, but they are both better than cotton.