Category: EDC and Bugging Out

How to Escape New York During a Catastrophe 10

How to Escape New York During a Catastrophe

by K.C. About two years ago, we moved our family to New Jersey so that my wife and I could pursue jobs based in New York City. Our commute is about 23-25 miles each way and as a result, we use public transportation to bring us back and forth from work. Since our move, we have experienced an earthquake, a “snowpocalypse” and two hurricanes; the most recent being superstorm Sandy, which wiped out key transportation and...

Building a Get-Home Bag and Action Plan 11

Building a Get-Home Bag and Action Plan

by John R (AKA SickSkilz) There have been multiple discussions on getting home during a disaster and the contents of a GHB (get home bag).  In the 11/18 weekly preps, I mentioned that I decided to test out my get home plan with the assumption that I would not have my truck available and would have to travel on foot.   Here is how it went and what I found: I work downtown in a medium to...

What Is EDC The Beginner's Guide to Everyday Carry 9

What Is EDC?: The Beginner’s Guide to Everyday Carry

by S. Loch Pennsylvania For some odd years, I have found myself going deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of Every Day Carry (EDC) and, as many of you have modified or improved my EDC and most likely will continue to do so as the years go by. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home from school, the weekend or the summers when I could grab my gear and hit the woods. This was...

What Should I Put In My Child's Bug Out Bag? 0

What Should I Put In My Child’s Bug Out Bag?

by Beckie B As many of us are working on our bug out location, stocking food and water, which we all know takes both time and money.  You might be working on living off the grid, solar, wind and water which again is time-consuming and costly, securing guns in case martial law goes into effect, and it seems the list of things grow each time you think about what you will need. In our home, the...

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How to Pack a Bug Out Bag

by Everyday Prepper Bug Out Bags (BOBs) have been hotly debated on the internet for some time and while I don’t expect my post on how to pack a bug out bag to put an end to the discussion I thought I would throw in my two cents for those readers out there that are just getting started. Why do we need a BOB? Let me start of by saying that if you’re searching for information...

Everyday Carry Checklist What are your EDC essentials

Everyday Carry Checklist – What Are The EDC Essentials?

By Lee Forbes My wife and I are new to prepping and have been at it for only seven months. I have been very pleasantly surprised by the things I’ve been getting out of this pursuit which I did not expect when I started. Among these things are; closer bonding with my family, less time in front of the TV, a growing sense of purpose and control over my financial affairs and life, but most...

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How to Protect Yourself from Natural Disasters (science-backed)

by Roger Gallager Have you been seeing tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, devastating hurricanes and other natural disasters in the news more often? Have natural calamities become more frequent? According to a report released by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), there had been 385 disasters recorded during the 2000 – 2009 period. This figure marks an increase of 233% from 1980 to 1989 and a 67% increase from 1990 to 1999. This...

Must Have Items for Your Car Emergency Kit (A Checklist)

Must Have Items for Your Car Emergency Kit (A Checklist)

Most of us spend a lot of time in our cars, and I feel that it’s necessary to have an emergency auto kit aka auto survival kit in every automobile we drive in addition to our every day carry kits (EDC) and concealed carry handguns. A handgun won’t be of much use when you need to change a tire, get you unstuck, or change a burnt-out fuse for a new one so that you can...

The First 23 Things I Put In My Survival “Go Bag”

Some people might consider a bug-out bag and a 72-hour kit as essentially the same thing. For the purposes of this article, we will consider them as two separate kits. The 72-hour kit is more of a “stay at home and ride out the short-term disaster” kit, while the bug-out bag described below is more of a “grab and go” kit. The very idea of leaving the security of your home to “bug out” to...

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Cooking at An Off-The-Grid Cabin, Campsite, or Bug Out Location

by Robert H If you live or camp off the grid or plan to then you’ll need to figure out and plan how you’re going to cook off the grid. There are several ways and fuel choices and I’ll talk about those below. If you have any other suggestions or ideas then please leave those in the comments section below. Propane The use of propane is easy and quick.  A small propane stove could be purchased...