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I had the opportunity to test a pair of Altai’s MF Tactical boots for the weekend and want to share my experience. There are dozens of reviews on these boots online, so I'll try and keep it short and to the point, and explain why these boots would be good for preppers.
72 hour kits are crucial for being truly prepared. For example, what if your house were to burn down? Unfortunately, the food storage, and all your emergency preparedness, would burn with it. Your only saving grace would be having your 72 hour kit in your car.
There are many individuals and websites dedicated to preparedness information. Regardless of what we may label ourselves as (Preppers, Survivalist, Bushcraft/ Woodsman), the desired end state remains the same; survival at all costs. With our labels, comes countless videos on YouTube with self-proclaimed experts; I know this because we have a few videos on there. These videos range from idiots on their soap box, to true experts in their community. From a guy that spends each day thinking about how to put a survival plan together, building new systems on a budget, making purchase after purchase to evaluate a product, and then sharing this information with a community of Preppers, I know something good when I see it. This is why I recommend purchasing Bug-Out Prototype: Leaving the City Behind.
In almost every Prepper, survival, and Bushcraft forum on the web, you’ll find folks talking about this great axe they found for their Bug Out Bag (BOB). And, in almost every single instance that person is actually referring to a hatchet. There seems to be a bit of confusion as to what the differences are between the three big boys of the cutting world. So let’s explore axes, mauls, and hatchets and identify their different purposes.
The fanny pack was one of the most memorable fashion trends of the 80’s. While this fad has endured the years, it is usually a tell-tale sign of an out-of-place tourist or an old person carrying their medications. In 2006, Weird Al Yankovic released a song named “White & Nerdy”, where he mocked the wearing of the unfashionable fanny pack (Need a laugh, Watch the video). While the stereotypes continue to this day, fanny packs have become popular once again for the shooting and tactical communities. Whether you call it a fanny pack, bum bag, belt bag, belly bag, hip sack, waist bag, or hip pack, the unfashionable fanny pack can play an important role in your survival system.
Whether you call it a Survival Bag, Bug Out Bag (BOB), Get Home Bag (GHB), FEMA 72 Hour Kit, or by another name, this is your life line in a survival situation. The saying, “Everyone has a rear-end, and they all stink” also applies to a Survival Bag. We can't even agree on what we call this bag. Also, what works for one individual, may not work for another. This is due to several factors, to include finances, experience using certain items, and regional considerations. The following article discusses the items I feel are most important. Also if you look under the attachments, located at the end of the article, you will find a .pdf document of my current layout.
Are you new to prepping, a veteran, or somewhere in between? Are you feeling a little overwhelmed? Prepping can be a hard concept to understand at first. Some people believe prepping involves having camping supplies, a case of MREs, and a few bottles of water. While those items can be used for a mini-disaster and be part of your larger preps, if you are a true prepper you actually have a plan. And, multiple contingency plans. When you are a "true" prepper, you have made a life choice, and the prepper's cause usually consumes every available dollar and every second of your free time. So here is my introduction to prepping.