So lets finish this bug out bag list up and get prepping. It would suck if you were stuck hear reading this and North Korea launched a nuclear bomb into your back yard right?
Finishing Your Bug Out Bag
Emergency fishing kit – (If you are anywhere near a lake or stream) hooks, lures, and fishing line and a bobber. This can be tied to a stick, and you have a whole fishing pole. I know it sounds tempting to think you will be able to provide meat for your family by fishing, but it depends on if you can get the fish to bite. Catching fish is a time consuming process, but if you have the tools, and you have the time, you may be able to provide a meal for your family. An added bonus to fishing is that it is relaxing, and if you do have an opportunity to fish, you will get some well-deserved quiet time to think.
Instant coffee, and hot cocoa packets – a nice pick me up, and something that creates warmth and comfort. I also keep several sugar packets, artificial sweetener, and creamer with stirring sticks in a Ziploc baggie. If you are going to be stressed, and this is a creature comfort for you, make sure you pack it. (I do!)
Mess kit – just like the ones boy scouts still use, they are metal and can be heated, as well as anti-rust, making it easier to clean. [Read more…]