Mindset is first; watch the homeless. No, not the ones with 3 shopping carts ... they're still caught up in materialism. Watch the dude with the ratty Jansport school bag he'd kill someone for before he gave it up. Chances are he's got the means for shelter, fire, food and water in there. His survival weapon may be a B tip phillips with a nice clingy rubber grip. His shelter/blanket may be a couple of hefty bags or a tarp. His kitchen may be a coffee cup and his screw driver. It was 86 degrees today (yeah, I live in Hawaii) and I saw a homeless guy [survivor] with 3 layers of clothes on, and a good pair of shoes. It doesn't take a lot of money or gear to survive.what else would a need for a Urban kind of rural on foot bug out
No flashlight? How do you see if there's a tarantula or something coming to get you?TeamNelson said:Nothing that requires batteries in my foot bob ... no tactical lights, flashlights, lasers, gps, scopes. Maybe a crank radio just to keep in touch, but with a headphone adapter so I don't advertise my position.
bilmac said:Woodduck, I suppose you know that in a bad tight you can throw open your gate and the horses can take care of themselves in a fire. I am amazed a how many people put themselves in harms way because of their pets. I drive the local ambulance, and we got a call from a camper who thought he was having a heart attack. Got there and the guy wouldn't get in the bus until someone got his friend out of bed in the middle of the night to come out there and pick up his stupid dog.
Do you keep hiking boots in the car or do you plan on walking throught the forest in your Wing tips, Caps or Oxfords?jlwilliams said:I don't really have a 'bug out' bag, I do have a 'get home' bag in my car. I work about thirty miles from home with two state forests (Arcadia, RI and Pachaug, CT) between home and work. My thinking being that if an unforseen disaster strikes, I may not be able to drive home and may have to hoof it. I have a first aid kit (which should be in every car anyway) a blanket and raingear. A tarp (handy item to have anyway) some power bars and a few other items. I could walk the whole distance without stopping under normal conditions. I figure under un normal conditions (things aren't normal if I'm hiking home) I could go half way or better, camp out of sight for a few hours, then get home.