Survival Gear I Didn’t Need And Shouldn’t Have Bought – A Couple Of Real Examples

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How does posting survival gear I didn’t need and shouldn’t have bought help you? I’m hoping by posting a few of my mistakes, you might benefit by finding a more direct route to preparedness and self-sufficiency.

Jumping in blind and head first caused an expensive set-back on several levels. Sharing some of those setbacks every now and then just might help you. That is why I’m sharing the survival gear I didn’t need.

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Building Survival Kits Beyond The Altoid Tin

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Building survival kits can be fun and they can save lives too. Or, they may fall short, right?

We cannot predict, with any degree of certainty, what types of emergencies and disasters we might have to deal with. What we can do, and should do, is be as prepared as we can.

Survival Kits Come in Every Size

I don’t know about your home, but here in the Hawkins’ residence, you can barely walk across the room without tripping over some type of survival gear.

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Survival Podcasts I Listen To

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Update 04/04/2020: Several of the podcasts have stopped recording episodes so I removed those from the list. I’ve also cut down on the number of podcasts I listen to but still listen daily.

Last week Brian Duff of Mind4Survival asked a pool question on his Facebook group, “Regarding podcasts in general, how do you listen to them“?

My answer was, “Pocket Casts on Android. 16 podcast subscriptions I never miss.”

Another member of the group, Ben W., asked what are those 16 podcasts. I thought that would make a nice blog post topic so here we are. Thanks Ben. 🙂

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Your Bugout Food Kit – How To Plan For Bug-Out Survival

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A persons gotta eat, right? Are you packing enough bugout food and water in your bag? The right food?

Whether it a bug-out bag, 72-hour pack, get-home bag, get out of dodge bag, INCH (I’m never coming home) bag, whatever – your food needs to be accessible, lightweight, shelf-stable, portable, and provide the nutrients and calories to get you to your destination.

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Failed Overnight Hiking / Lost In The Woods And Lessons Learned

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In this post, I just want to cover a few things I learned from my latest overnight hike. I ended up calling it quits about 3 AM and packing it back up for home. That was the plan anyway. What actually happened was I got so far off track that I spent 1 1/2 hours trying to find the trail I came in on.

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What’s In My Get Home / SHTF EDC Bag? 2016

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Do you carry an EDC Bag? One thing that is in continuous change for every survivalist and prepper I know is our EDC (Everyday Carry). What we carry everyday changes with the seasons, our locations, our budget, our tasks at hand, and honestly, our moods. Hell, I’ll even admit mine can change drastically just by the latest toy, Umm, I mean gear I just bought.

Hey, there’s a more recent version of my EDC Bag if you want to see it:
My EDC Bag / Get Home Bag 2020

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