Admittedly, I am getting old, and with age comes some wisdom. One of the things I have learned is that I need a good night’s sleep. Without that, these old bones don’t function too well. I see a lot of bug out bags that do not have good sleeping bags in them. I have spent nights out in cold weather without a good sleeping bag and you can get by for a while. But if you are a bit older, you will have a lot of aches and pains.
Now this applies wither you are on bug out or bugging in. Do you have good blankets, quilts etc to keep you warm at home. What kind of a sleeping bag do you have to bug out with. I like the Wiggy’s or the new US Army sleep system if you have room. For a small pack get a good lightweight bag that is suitable to the weather in your area. Don’t forget a pad to keep you off the cold hard ground.
Now I realize that this is what you want in an ideal world. In the real world, this may not always be possible. Spend some time learning about improvised shelters and how to protect yourself from the elements. As you get older, you will find that a good night sleep becomes a higher priority.
In future posts I intend to cover improved shelters in some depth.