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 Ultimate Bug Out Bag Tutorial – Survivalist Blog

Building or buying the “Ultimate Bug Out Bag” is relative to each person’s situation. This is because these bags are designed to save your life and help you escape from danger or keep youSurvivalist Blog - Ultimate Bug Out Bags alive while you head towards safety. The scope of this tutorial will be dedicated to the thought that is needed when planning and your bug out bag.

A “Bug Out Bag” or BOB is a pack you can carry that contains various items you will need to survive for a short or extended period of time. It should be designed to grab and take with you if you have to leave your residence in the event of an crisis.

The ultimate bug out bag should be personalized to your geographical location and the probability of natural disasters in that region, so there is no magic formula for building one. However, this short tutorial will give you a good foundation to build on and some ideas to get you on the right track.

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Question #1: Why should you melt snow or ice before drinking it?

Eating frozen snow and ice will reduce your core body temperature and can lead to dehydration.

Question #2: What do lush vegetation and swarming insects often indicate?

Plant life, insects, bird flight paths and animal tracks can all point toward water sources.

Question #3: What is a bug out bag used for?

Bug out bags are used to store survival gear and equipment that will help you evacuate your home and "bug out" to a predetermined, or open ended location.

Question #4: It’s a good idea to build your shelter near what?

Staying near a source of water is a good idea when building a shelter. You should avoid natural hazards like cliffs and dry river beds.

Question #5: What’s the LEAST important survival tool for a novice in a jungle scenario?

The ability to shelter yourself from the elements, start a fire, clear brush, defend yourself, and provide clean drinking water are the most important tools. A compass is a very important tool, however if you are lost, the most recommended strategy is to shelter in place for those who will be looking for you.

Question #6: What feature of the snake is NOT used to determine if the snake is venomous?

Tongue. Venomous snakes tend to have elliptical pupils, while non-venomous snakes have round pupils. This is not foolproof though, as the venomous coral snake has round pupils. Not to mention you don't want to get that close to a snake to find out!

Question #7: In an emergency situation, drinking small amounts of salt water will keep you from dehydrating until fresh water can be found.

Drinking any amount of salt water will further dehydrate you and in larger quantities cause organ failure.

Question #8: Why should you try to avoid sleeping directly on the ground?

Sleeping on the ground can lead to loss of body heat. You'll retain more warmth by piling grass or pine needles on the ground to sleep on.

Question #9: If your feet stay wet for a prolonged period, you can develop:

Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It was also the number three injury, behind bullets and shrapnel, in both world wars, that disabled soldiers.

Question #10: Which symptom determines if you are experiencing SEVERE dehydration?

Dry mouth and a rapid heartbeat is a sign for moderate dehydration. Vomiting and diarrhea is a strong indication for severe dehydration.

Question #11: Which crucial need you should first address if you are lost in the woods during a thunderstorm?

Shelter from the elements is your first priority. Hypothermia can set in within 20 minutes, shelter will keep you from losing more heat and allow you to raise your body temperature. Once your shelter has been established you can focus on water, then food.

Question #12: On Average, How Many Days Can You Survive Without Water?

The human body begins severe dehydration, that leads to death in 3 days.

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