As you well know, LA experienced a little earthquake yesterday morning. Nothing big, this is LA, It's part of the program here. Anything under 5.0 wont get me off my bed but still I'm curious to know how many people are actually prepared for a natural disaster. Do you have a BOB? A plan in case shit hits the fan one day? Most of the people I know don't really care too much about REALITY. When I was younger I used to think the same way, why should I care about what goes on in other countries?! I'm much older now and realize that what happens out there may domino its way down my way so am I ready, yes I am. Is it sufficient? unfortunately not, I don't have the financial resources to build a bunker under my condo or have a tricked out Mad Max truck. Everyone should have a bug out bag close by in their home in case you need to go, one for each individual. One in the car, in case you're on the road to Vegas and the zombie apocalypse kicks in while driving down the 15 and you need to rock n roll on some sprinters.
I got a kit, i also bought a few boxes of mres in case from a military px and water purifying tablets and regular jugs of water, i figure if im stranded in my place or have my car im prepped for about a month in terms of food and about 3 months in terms of purified water. Also if zombie apocalypse occurs, ive devised a plan to head into the woods of the pacific northwest where i could sustain life the old fashion way thanks to reading books like Walden.
Erica, what do YOU need to survive? Do you have kids? Animals? The most common thing inside a bag are first aid kits, wipes, a deck of cars, a weapon, duct tape, flashlight, batteries, food, extra clothing, water. You have to remember that you are the one carrying it so you put in the things YOU need. I have several packs of beef jerky in my bag, enough to last a few days, protein bars, tuna, my all purpose knife etc there's no reason for me packing big amounts of canned food, I'm not bugging in, I'm bugging out.
Duggan, you're on the right track man. The only thing that bugs me are the things i may leave behind in case leaving is a must. You know, the gallons of water, all the canned food etc, portable stove, the things you need to bug in.
I have my camping stuff all in a bag including a tent a cooker with a few propane tanks snakebite kit, first aid kit, camelback, hiking boots, rain jacket flashlights, collapsible fishing pole and hooks etc and its def coming with, i also recently bought a really badass batt powered radio that has lw, mw, sw... ive even been able to pick up on airplanes. A batt powered radio is essential thats for sure.
We have a 5th wheel travel trailer parked at our house. I guess I always relied on that to be my emergency kit. It is fully stocked with non perishable food, 110 gal fresh water, 30 gal gas, generator, and if I'm able to get to my well stocked freezers before I bugged out, we could live quite comfortably for a long while.. Otherwise I'm prepared to fish and hunt.
depends on the situation... But I have ample food, water, fire starters knives etc... the real question is what are the circumstances.
Do I take the AK the 30-06 or the .22s... pistols or rifles? Do I need the crossbow or wiser to take extra ammo... Sometimes the circumstances are the most important things and decide everything else...
I do want a .05 microbial filter so that I can pump water with it and not worry about bad stuff... Regardless, I have a frame pack, sleeping bags, proper hiking gear & backpacking gear all easily accessable and ready to bug out or bug in if needed. It would definitely be much easier to bug in... ammo is heavier than I would like... but it is what it is...
That's another problem here Schel, what t o take, for sure both my 40cal will be on me, but my 870, 223 any long guns may cause some trigger happy LA cops to go Rampart on me and my family and I don't need that. I live in the city but more prepped for the woods. I would rather bug in but a major earthquake can change all that.
Damn it, I've been meaning to put a kit together. I accidentally got locked inside of my friend's garage on Sunday for a few minutes, and thought about a survival kit in case something tragic happened. The next morning the baby earthquake hit, and I'm taking that as a big sign that I need to get it done.
You can pick up some of the basics at your local 99cent store, you don't need to go tactical. Take a look back at Katrina, it took more than 3 days for help to arrive. Just remember that. Ppl ask me why I gave frozen gallons of water in my freezer, I tell them just in case the electricity goes out, it'll keep my food cool for some extra time, I have a portable stove anyway. Its always good to know that you and your loved ones will be ok in a SHTF scenario.
Unfortunately Monster Taco my neighbors don't have the same mindset and I'm not going to preach to them. None that i know of own or have even shot a gun before. I live in a 24 unit condo. The people that live in my building work for Disney, Fox11 and so on. The entire first floor are Liberals, the anti-gun lets all hold hands and say sorry type, not the fun type. Having an AR definitely doesn't hurt. Any kind of weapon wont hurt.
I am lucky that one of my neighbors is a worthy dude to have around. 6-3 300 cop from lbc with the ability to fix a lot of things and is one of the few cops that I have ever liked. Having him around with a daughter close to my daughters age has brought us a bit closer together. But the two of us have a few complementry and compatible skills...
Its nice to have at least one person nearby that have their head screwed on straight and are able to assist with real issues when they appear.
If I have warning, I would pack the t4r and head off to the woods with the munchkin and a few like minded ready to rock and roll individuals, and we all have fairly complementry abilities and skillsets.