Tag Archives: Bugging Out

Selecting a Get Home Bag (GHB)

February 6, 2013


Selecting a Get Home Bag

How many miles are you from home? How many miles can you hike (because you will basically be hiking with a pack) in a day? Remember, walking is not hiking; hiking works different muscles and will exhaust you much quicker. Your physical condition will dictate how far you can hike; some may be able to only hike 5 miles, while others might be able to hike 30.

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Don’t Overpack Your Bug-Out-Bag

December 18, 2012


Packing your Bug-Out-Bag

I remember my very first backpacking trip like it was yesterday. It wasn’t, of course. It was some 25+ years ago, but it’s cemented in my mind like it was yesterday. Not knowing any better and wanting to be as prepared as possible, I packed gear for most any occasion. I packed a change of […]

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Reducing & Recycling During a Disaster Event

September 6, 2012


packing your bug out bag

The following article has been contributed by a fellow blogger named Mary Kate. It has been published with permission of the author. It does not necessarily represent the views of It’s never easy to think about natural disasters, but as everyone knows, preparation is the key to survival. The problem many of us face is […]

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5 Essential Things to Keep in Your Car

August 16, 2012


5 things to carry in your car

Family road trips or relaxing drives can be a great way to spend time during the summer, but they can also be cause for serious security concerns. On long summer drives, people are more likely to be tired behind the wheel, road collisions and breakdowns on the highway during the summer months are becoming far too common. If you’re serious about preparing for the worst in any situation, then you’ve probably got plenty of supplies at home and plenty of precautions and scenarios you run through on a daily basis, but have you considered your car?

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When the SHTF – Gardening Afloat, part 3

July 11, 2012


sailboat as a bug-out-vehicle

I came up with a simple method to grow some vegetables and be able to take our garden with us. A trip to Wal-Mart produced 3 trays about 18”x28”x9” and some potting soil.

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When the SHTF – Gardening Afloat, part 2

July 10, 2012


Growing sprouts

Sprouts are best if eaten raw in salads or lightly cooked. Sprouting grains, legumes and seeds literally converts the seeds into fresh produce. It is like having an indoor garden when other fresh produce is not available.

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When the SHTF – Gardening Afloat, part 1

July 9, 2012


Growing food on your boat

In our prepping planning process we could not figure how to plan for having fresh vegetables, as you might imagine, we have very limited garden space aboard our boat. So we came across the idea of sprouting seeds; this looked to be a good idea for fresh vegetables.

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Rules for Preppers – Staying Under the Radar

June 21, 2012


Rule #1 Don't talk about Prepping

I recently found myself in a predicament. Last week I was contacted by the casting director from the National Geographic show, Doomsday Preppers. They want to do an entire show about preppers that are going to use a yacht as part of their escape plans.

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A Different Kind of Food-in-a-Bucket Plan

March 22, 2012


storing food by the meal

A while back, I posted a series of pieces on why and how you should protect your food for the long-term.  I suggested ways to get rid of pests and keep out oxygen and light so that the food would remain viable and nutritious for longer periods of time.  The main way I proposed was […]

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A Mariners Story

September 23, 2011


Using a sailboat as a bug out vehicle

Using a yacht as a getaway vessel gave us some advantages. Using freeze dried foods takes water and we carry a finite supply, or we did. We have now installed a reverse osmosis watermaker aboard our boat too. We can now turn salt water into drinking water at the flip of a switch.

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