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In the early days of the prepping craze it seemed that the bugout was all anyone needed. If you had that bag by the door you could escape the Yellowstone caldera.
It was step one in everyone’s process. Before they worried about food or water. Before they worried about having power during the next blizzard, they worried about buying an expensive bag and filling it with all sorts of gear they didn’t know how to use.
Now, the bugout plan can be a serious tool to leverage. There are many circumstances where your only option is to get out of dodge. In that moment you will be happy that you have that bag packed and ready to go.
Lately people have come to the realization that the average American is hardly ever at home. We spend about 9 hours a day at work. From there we spend an hour in traffic. Having a bag at home doesn’t really do us a lot of good if we aren’t at home to use it.
The need to get home is such a big deal. All of your preps are there. Everything you have invested in are at your home. Your family is at home.
Until you get home you wont be able to make the right decisions. You need to have a legitimate get home bag that stays in your car. This bag is as essential if not more essential than the bugout bag itself. You are going to need to have an answer for the space between your home and your place of business.
The truth of the matter is that you need both. Maybe one is not more important than the other. It might be that its all part of reaching your maximum level of preparedness.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.