What’s Missing From Your Survival Cache Could Be Your Greatest Mistake

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Each of us has every intention of ensuring our family has what it needs to survive and thrive. Part of your disaster mitigation plan should be planning for the possibility of having to evacuate from your bug out location and living off of stored rations from survival caches. Let’s be very real, here and consider events that could cause a total destabilization of our way of life thus forcing us to migrate elsewhere.

Survival caches can help you stay alive while on the road to a safer destination. One of my worst-feared scenarios, is having to evacuate from my bug out location and living exposed in the woods. Doing so could lead to certain death if you are not properly prepared. This is a very real possibility and why it is so important to have necessary contingency plans. One of those being, having necessary survival items buried in a cache on the evacuation path. Items such as:

Multiple buried stockpiles should be set up along your bug out route in order to replenish your basic needs. In each cache, add 3-5 days of supplies in order to reduce the weight of your bug out bag. Setting these caches up in intervals along the route will also keep morale up.

For strategies on how to hide and recover your survival cache, click here.

As you venture closer to your destination point, consider adding a few more caches with items that will help you rebuild your life. Items such as: seeds, building tools, farming tools, long-term food sources (MREs, these foods can last a lifetime, canned foods and freeze dried food). As well, add some of the top 100 items that will disappear first to your cache. Although some of these may not be conducive for burying, there are some great items to consider. Further, consider more weapons and ammunition, binoculars, and even sanitation items.

In the following video, prepper veterans MainePrepper and Patriot Nurse discuss a few fundamental items that are often forgotten items in survival caches and may make your life a little easier during bugging out. This video specifically focuses on the significance of off-grid capable tools in a bug out scenario.

Check out Patriot Nurse’s YouTube Channel and website. There’s some great information there, folks.

The Prepper's Blueprint

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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Originally published May 7th, 2015
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  • Al

    Another thing that should be in your stock pile is Atomic Particle Colloidal Silver, gold2live makes the most powerful 100% natural (chemical free) colloidal silver with 50 to 18000 PPM (Parts Per Million) of Silver Atoms Saturated Water Molecules. High Concentration can be diluted all the way to 20 PPM and make thousands of ounces, should a disaster happen and you need a sufficient supply of colloidal silver. Lets face it, electricity may not be around to use a colloidal silver generator, it’s better to buy one 16 Ounce bottle of 18000 PPM Colloidal Silver and be able to make about 45 Gallons of 50 PPM, 11 Gallons of 200 PPM. There are so many dilutable variations that certainly makes this a worth while investment.

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