Heavy Bug Out Bags Kill – Today’s Quote

The tendency with bug out bags is to throw everything but the kitchen sink… Not only could this seriously slow you down at the precise time you need to be light on your feet, but having a bag that is overloaded with a lot of stuff you could live without… could get you killed.

P Henry via Is your Bug Out Bag Going to Get You Killed? – The Prepper Journal

Less Lethal Weapon Options for Your Bug Out Bag

Over the last few years law enforcement officials have replaced the term ‘non-lethal’ the more appropriate term ‘less lethal.’  Less lethal weapons are those that are intended to deter, disrupt or incapacitate rather than kill.  Be aware though that even the most benign less lethal weapon risks a lethal outcome based on the situation and target.  There are reports of lethal outcomes for virtually every type of less lethal weapon developed.  Below are some less lethal weapon options for your bug out bag.  Remember:  that the use of less lethal weapons on a person should only be considered in the face of significant danger to life or severe bodily harm.

Less lethal Weapon Options for Your Bug Out Bag

Shillelagh Walking Stick

Shillelagh Walking Stick

Walking Stick:  Walking sticks have been used for thousands of years as a method of self-defense and are an option even in areas with the most restrictive weapons laws.  Walking sticks also benefit from the fact that most people don’t view a walking stick as a weapon which will make you less threatening to those who don’t mean you harm and provide a surprise for those that do.  Many martial arts disciplines teach methods of stick fighting including traditional Irish Stick Fighting or bataireacht which uses the shillelagh.  Other disciplines use longer sticks like a Bo Staff.  If you’re a current or former U.S. service member you were likely taught to fight with a padded bo stick (the services refer to these as pugil sticks) as part of your hand-to-hand combat and bayonet combat training. (more…)

Building a Bug Out Bag – Part XI, Conclusion

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

Today we finish up the longest article series in the history of Prepography…but ‘Building a Bug Out Bag’ is an important topic and a great place to start if you’re new to prepping and something to circle back to periodically if you’re an advanced prepper.

Let’s begin with a quick review of where we’ve been on this topic.  In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III it was Water preparedness, in Part IV it was Food preparedness, in Part V we tackled Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the elements, in Part VI we considered Communications options, in Part VII we discussed Security Preparedness, in Part VIII we explored Financial & Identity preparedness, in Part IX we covered Health & Medical considerations for your Bug Out Bag and most recently in Part X we discussed Family & Community Support while building a Bug Out Bag.

Today we’ll briefly review Cognitive Preparedness as well as some of my favorite multi-use items and just as important…some items commonly recommended for Bug Out Bags that I suggest you leave behind.  As always, remember that when we discuss a Bug Out Bag we’re talking about your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or Landmaster makes it.

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Building a Bug Out Bag – Part X, Family & Community Support

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III it was Water preparedness, in Part IV it was Food preparedness, in Part V we tackled Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the elements, in Part VI we considered Communications options, in Part VII we discussed Security Preparedness, in Part VIII we explored Financial & Identity preparedness  and yesterday we in Part IX we discussed Health & Medical considerations for your Bug Out Bag.  Today we’ll discuss Family and Community issues to consider while building a Bug Out Bag.  Remember, this is your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or Oshkosh TPV makes it.

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Building a Bug Out Bag – Part IX, Personal Health, Fitness & Medical Preparedness

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III it was Water preparedness, in Part IV it was Food preparedness, in Part V we tackled Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the elements, in Part VI we considered Communications options, in Part VII we discussed Security Preparedness and in Part VIII we explored Financial & Identity preparedness for your Bug Out Bag.  Today we’ll discuss Personal Health, Fitness and Medical preparedness and Bug Out Bag elements to consider.  Remember, this is your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or Ford Falcon Coupe/Interceptor makes it.

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Building a Bug Out Bag – Part VIII, Financial & Identity

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III we explored Water preparedness, in Part IV it was Food preparedness, in Part V we tackled Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the elements, in Part VI we considered Communications options and yesterday in Part VII we discussed Security Preparedness for your Bug Out Bag.  Today we’ll discuss Security preparedness and some Security elements to consider while building a Bug Out Bag.  Remember, this is your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or Daimler Ferret makes it.

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Building a Bug Out Bag – Part VII, Security

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III we explored Water preparedness, in Part IV it was Food preparedness, in Part V we tackled Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the elements and in Part VI we considered Communications options.  Today we’ll discuss Security preparedness and some Security elements to consider while building a Bug Out Bag.  Remember, this is your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or gyrocopter makes it.

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Building a Bug Out Bag – Part VI, Communications

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III we explored Water preparedness, in Part IV we explored Food preparedness, and in Part V we tackled Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the elements for your Bug Out Bag.  Today we’ll discuss Communications preparedness and the communications elements to consider while building a Bug Out Bag.  Remember, this is your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or DUKW makes it.

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Building a Bug Out Bag – Part V, Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the Elements

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, in Part III we explored Water preparedness, and in Part IV we explored Food preparedness for your Bug Out Bag.  Today we’ll discuss Shelter, Clothing and Protection from the Elements preparedness considerations for building a Bug Out Bag.  Remember, this is your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or bugout ultralight makes it.

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Building a Bug Out Bag – Part IV, Food

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Building A Full Spectrum Preparedness Bug Out Bag

In Building a Bug Out Bag Part I we discussed why building a Bug Out Bag is important and what type of bag to select.  In Part II we discussed the Transportation Items to consider, and in Part III we explored Water preparedness for your Bug Out Bag.  Today we’ll discuss Food preparedness and Food items to consider including when building a Bug Out Bag.  Remember, this is your last ditch, carry on your back, walk away from trouble Bug Out Bag…not what you hope you can get to your bug out location if your car, SUV, or EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle makes it.

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