What should I take?

As one of the most discussed question of all among preppers, “what should I take?”,  you can find a variety of packing lists for bug-out bags online. Water, fire and light, hunting and survival tools, food and cooking equipment, medical supplies, maps, communications, clothing, shelter, weaponry, miscellaneous useful items and the bag itself are the major categories for consideration.   As always, the trade-off is between having all the equipment you need and being able to carry it.

“Any bug-out bag should be equipped with at least seven days’ food in the form of MREs – that’s dehydrated Meals Ready to Eat,” says Steve, a prepper.

Something else you’ll also have to consider is secrecy.  For instance, you should avoid lighting fires to cook your food because they will make you visible. Instead, you are better off taking a small alcohol stove and a solar cooker. When it comes to what you’ll live in, caves are good. The trouble is there aren’t enough of them, so you’ll need to bring a tent, and learn to camouflage it. Over time you may want to build a larger and more comfortable shelter around that, although it is also an advantage to stay mobile.

The luxury option would be to to buy one of the many decommissioned bomb shelters or observation posts that come on to the market from time to time, or perhaps just your own bit of tunnel.  Having a bunker, will of course need to be stocked up with several months’ supplies, and perhaps its own bug-out bag in case you have to leave. Don’t forget some boardgames and a psychiatrist.

What some items you think are necessary to have?

SZ Team

Excerpt taken from The Guardian