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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 you 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.
Keep in mind, once you build or buy your BOB, you should take it out on routine trial runs to help you optimize it and rotate the contents so nothing goes bad. It’s also a great excuse to go camping.
There are a number of emergencies that can come up in your life where you may find yourself in a situation that requires you to leave town. This could be caused by a force of nature, social uprising, a bad day at work, black plague, terrorism, or even a zombie outbreak.
No matter what the cause, you need to be prepared for anything. The most important resource to be prepared, besides a level head and experience in dealing with the specific situation, would be a handy collection of tools and supplies i.e. a bug out bag..
Having a bug out bag on hand will greatly increase your chances of survival. You probably have most of these items around your home already, but in a situation where time is a issue you want to have these items in a central location so you’re not frantically running around your home at the last minute, lowering your chances of escape. This is where your BOB or “Bug Out Bag” comes in.
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#1 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.
#2 How long can a healthy human go without food as long as they have water?
A healthy person, properly hydrated, can last up to 8 weeks without food. This is not to say that they will be able to operate as they normally would with food. The starvation process will leave you without energy and unable to perform basic survival tasks.
#3 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.
#4 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.
#5 Insect larvae contains a lot of protein. Where are the best places to find these insect eggs?
Insect eggs can be found in moist areas under rocks and inside rotten tree logs or stumps.
#6 In a survival scenario, you should avoid eating insects that ____.
Brightly colored, or strong smelling insects are a clear warning sign for you to avoid, many are poisonous.
#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.
#8 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!
#9 An insect diet can actually save your life by providing you with which of these much-needed bodily sources of energy?
The majority of an insect’s body is pure protein. Insects actually hold more than three times the amount of protein (for their size) as beef.
#10 Which of the following does NOT provide clues to help orient you toward true north?
Wind speed. While not precise directional guides, moss on trees and ant hills can help you to figure out what direction you’re facing. In the Northern Hemisphere, moss on the south side of trees will be thicker and greener because that side often gets more sun; ants often build their nests on the south or southeastern side of trees, where it’s warmer.
#11 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.
#12 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.
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