The Ultimate DIY Survival Blanket (video)

This is a long video but quite interesting nonetheless. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of effort to make this particular blanket but doing so could be very useful to you for a bug out or for general backpacking use.

You can skip to about the 8:15 mark to get to the heart of the blanket idea, though

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“High Lines” and “Pipelines” As Alternate Bug Out Routes (video)

Developing bug out routes is a must for any prepper and being able to travel relatively easily in any cardinal direction is a must since you never know which way you’ll be forced to travel. This is an interesting take on the idea of developing alternate bug out routes using power lines, pipelines

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How Far Can You Walk, Really? (link)

I thought this was an interesting question and exercise Jim and his wife undertook this past weekend.

Rather than being one of those extreme “how far can you bug out” type of questions where you lugged a 50+ pound bug out bag through dense underbrush for days on end, they decided to see

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How to Use a Shephard’s Sling (video)

I can’t say that this would be anything more than a last-ditch weapon or way to catch game but if you’re looking for a lightweight idea for a bug out bag then this could be just what you’re looking for; just make sure to practice with it A LOT before assuming you’ll be able

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Form-A-Funnel Flexible Draining Tool (video)

Although he’s using it for his motorcycle and around the house, I could see this being tossed into a bug out bag or vehicle kit for various survival uses, such as for funneling water. He suggests the larger size might be of more use, particularly for being molded into a handy container…

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TAC-BAR: Tactical Food Rations (video)

The Urban Prepper does another one of his 72 emergency food ration challenges, this time with the , something I haven’t tried before. The neat thing is that he does a cost and calorie comparison of these survival bars as compared to the others he’s tried which is a real eye-opener.

If

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