Update Your Bug Out Bag Get Home 72 Hour Emergency Kit

update bug out bag get home 72 hour emergency kit for spring best backpack Life bivy USB flashlight GoTime Gear hi it’s AlaskaGranny it’s springtime
it’s time to clean out and update your bug out bag emergency it get home back 72 hour kit the first thing you want to
do is take everything out of your bug out bag what’s in your bug out bag lay it out and then go through your emergency gear with a fine-tooth
comb the first thing you want to decide is your bag still suitable to hold all of your emergency gear is it the
right size does it hold enough maybe it’s too big and holds too much look it
over and think about each thing critically your bug out bag needs to
keep you safe and alive for 72 hours without weighing you down with so much
gear and equipment that it’s not sensible for you to be able to actually
take your bug out bag with you make it something you can actually carry if you needed to
in case of a real emergency the first thing you want to look at is updating
for spring weather you need to have a rain jacket you need to have a hat maybe
a bandana even in the summer days when it’s hot it can be very cold at night so
you want to make sure that you have something that can completely cover and clothes you
from head to toe I like to use the skivvy roll where you roll your socks shirt and
a clean pair of underwear all-in-one packet make sure you have a comfortable pair of
shoes take out your snow boots for spring and put in a pair of hiking shoes
for tennis shoes so that you could really get up and walk and go wherever
you needed to the next thing you want to look at update is your food take out all the
food and water check the expiration date see if it still meets your needs go
through your food I tend to put too much food in and it gets too heavy and so
I’ve been taking some out also replacing it with things that are easier to eat if
you take things like Mountain House meals you have to be able to cook them and you
have to have extra water if you get something like a Ready Meals an already prepared food
in a pouch all you have to do is tear it open and eat it it doesn’t matter if
it’s cold it doesn’t matter if you can’t cook it you can still just
tear it open and eat it on the go and the container is not so much extra
weight like a can would be best food for your bug out bag emergency kit make sure you have lots of fresh water you don’t just
put water bottles in the bug out emergency kit make sure that they have water in them some people
store the water bottles empty thinking in an emergency I’ll fill them up on my way
but that’s not always going to be something that you’re able to do change
the water make sure your containers are fresh make sure you not only have water
but you have an emergency water filter Survivor Filter and some Aquatabs water purification tablets the next
thing you want to look through is your shelter kit do you have some black
plastic bags do you have a Life Bivy bag emergency sleeping bag get some emergency blankets a poncho a pair
of gloves and keep hand warmers if it gets cold or you get wet these are going to make you able to be comfortable and keep going no matter what the circumstances
look for a lightweight emergency stove Coghlan’s I have this emergency stove packed in with some extra
candles for fuel so that I could heat food but if I didn’t have the time or the ability to
it doesn’t matter because my food is going to be okay anyway have a first-aid
kit go through it make sure your medicines are up-to-date make sure you
have all of the components from band-aids to bandages to tweezers
everything that you need to keep it up-to-date read up on how to administer
first aid and keep your skills sharp if you take prescription medicines make
sure you have several of those in your first-aid kit also make sure you keep a
copy of any doctors medical records or prescription keep a copy of the
prescription with you if you wear glasses keep an extra pair in your bug
out bag next I have my lighting I have some fire-starting kits I have some glow
sticks I have headlamp and a USB rechargeable
flashlight the Go Time Gear USB rechargeable flashlights are great you can plug it
into a computer or even like sometimes in your car you’ll have the USB
capability you can charge these on the go so a USB compatible flashlight is a
great option next make sure you have tools make sure you have a pocketknife
some zip ties a multi-tool I also have a four-way plumbing sillcock key tool if you’re in an
urban survival situation a sillcock tool can turn on water faucets outside of
commercial buildings they don’t have the twist handle on them that you would have
on your faucet at home you need a tool to be able to access drinking water make
sure you have some toiletries and with summer time make sure you also include
sunscreen and bug repellent keep a copy of all your emergency contact
information a copy of your identification how to get a hold of your
insurance people all the important numbers that you would need to contact
in an emergency situation keep an up-to-date photograph of your family
group together you’ll be able to show that you belong together if you should
become separated you’ll have a far easier time trying to track them down if
you can show a picture of who you’re looking for volcanic eruptions and
forest fires can be a hazard make sure you have some dust mask so that you’ll
be able to protect your breathing capabilities every emergency kit needs
some paracord some duct tape and an emergency radio I like the eton scorpion emergency flashlight radio USB charger
it has a wind-up and a solar component it has a radio it has a flashlight it
has a USB component I can use it to charge my USB flashlight and my phone go
through your bug out bag make sure you include the absolute necessities to help
you stay alive and well and safe but don’t overdo redundancies
so you have so much gear that you’re not able to carry your bag around I go back
and periodically weed things out of my Go Time Gear backpack bug-out bag I tend to have so much extra
stuff it’s too heavy and I wouldn’t be able to truly utilize the things I
really need in an emergency it’s just like when you go on vacation take half
the clothes and twice the money make sure you also have cash in your bug out
bag as well cash can be king in an emergency spring clean your bug out bag emergency get home bag
get it up to date and make it really suit your needs so that you’ll be okay
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