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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 BagIn 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. Personal Health, Fitness & Medical: Fitness:  The fitness aspect of Personal Health, Fitness & Medical isn’t something that you can pack in a bag and take with you.  Fitness takes a lot more work than Building a Bug Out Bag…but don’t neglect it.  A good way to establish and maintain fitness is to practice walking with your Bug Out Bag…it’s also a good test of how comfortable your bag is and how capable you are of humping it. Health, Sanitation & Prevention Hand Sanitizer or Soap:  Hand Sanitizer doesn’t last as long as soap but can be used without water and will help you start a fire (be very careful if you do this as it’s very flammable).  If you go with soap, make sure it’s unscented so you don’t attract bugs.  Your soap can be stored in a zip lock baggie. Insect Repellent:  Bug repellent isn’t just...

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