In this article we’re going to look at some highly useful survival gear that you should carry with you if you plan on bugging out in the wild. If you’re bugging in at home, you’ll probably not need these because you’ll be sheltered and have the usual conveniences and amenities at your disposal.
When you are in the wilderness, there will be several items that may be crucial to keeping you comfortable and safe. Even with a tent, you will still feel the effect of the elements.
If the climate is cold, you will feel even colder outside. If it is wet, you may slip and fall more easily in the woods than you wood in an urban area.
So, you must have the right gear and be prepared. In this article, we’ll look at a few items you need to think about when packing your bug out bag. Depending on where you live and your bugging out plans, you will need to decide what items to get.
Ideally, you should have the more heavy-duty plastic ponchos.
However, if your bag is heavy, you can keep a couple of the small light ones instead.
The most important thing is not to get wet. If you are soaked and it is cold, you may get hypothermia.
Chemical Light Sticks
Breaking one of these light sticks and giving it a quick shake will provide you some good light in your tent for 5 to 6 hours.
If you wish to read in your tent or clean your gear, you can easily hang this light stick above your tent. It’s much more difficult to do that with a flashlight.
They help to retain body heat.
If you are stuck out in the open with no tent or sleeping bag, wrapping yourself up in one of these survival blankets will keep you relatively war.
They are lightweight enough to carry around.
Water Purification Tablets or Bottles
However, the water you find may not be potable.
You just need to add the tablet or the water into the bottle and you should be able to consume it.
Paracord and Shemagh
Ensure that you have all five of these items in your bag.
There are many other useful prepper gear to think about but these five should be at the top of your list just because they can save your life and they’re so versatile.
The wilderness can be unforgiving. The gear mentioned here will give you that edge.