What is a ‘Bug-Out Bag’ and What Should It Include?

BugOut-BagA ‘Bug-Out Bag‘ is a 3 day survival bag.  It should contain all the items necessary in the event of an emergency evacuation.  It can also be known as a Preparedness Kit.  There are a number of factors to consider when building a ‘Bug-Out Bag,‘ the most important being weight.  The items needed for a ‘Bug-Out Bag‘ may vary by region and expected conditions.  There is no limit to how many ‘Bug-Out Bags‘ you may create.  I recommend one for each member of your family who is fit to carry.  You may want to consider keeping one at home, in the car, and at the office.  When considering an item for your ‘Bug-Out Bag‘ it is important to compare the usefulness to the weight of each item to decide if it is worthy of being included in your ‘Bug-Out Bag.’

 Useless Electronics Have To Go!

Run Loose Weight

These are some items to consider including in your ‘Bug-Out Bag:’First Aid Kit

BE PREPARED

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Live at The Moody Theater: Zombie Ball – PARTY to DIE for! October 31st 2013 – Black Joe Lewis

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Are you prepared to rise up from your computer screens on October 31st 2013?
YOU along with ALL YOUR ZOMBIE FRIENDS must stumble your way to:
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
310 W Willie Nelson Boulevard Austin, TX
for:

Zombie Ball

the Party to Die for

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Hosted By: Captain Clegg and the Creatures
w/ Black Joe Lewis
& Cats from Japan
Featuring: Bloody Burlesque,
A Bullwhip Tango of Terror,
Aerial Abominations,
and Gorey Go-Go!

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Zombie Ball

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Trying To Choose A Halloween Costume?

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What To Do: When The Government Shuts Down

Scenario:  The zombies have taken over.  The largest metropolis were the first to go.  Places like Houston, New York, San Francisco are impossible to escape from as hoards of zombies fill the streets laying waste to any living creature in their path.  The military tried to stop them.  They did everything they could, but while attempting to find a cure they were overrun as well.   Washington is shut down, the President was immediately evacuated to the Air Force One – Advanced Airborne Command Post.  Running a country while escaping a zombie outbreak creates a difficult situation, especially when nobody at the pentagon is responding.  Congress was in session, but the zombies got there before they could escape.  Even our Senators have joined the undead in their plight of destruction.

What do you do when the government shuts down and zombies take over?

  • Stay Calm – This is the first rule of any life threatening situation.  Panic can cause you to loose focus and make mistakes.  Stay calm, keep a clear head, concentrate on breathing, and focus on surviving.
  • Leave The City – Gather your family and supplies and get out of the city as quickly as possible.  Martial law will be in effect and any stranger can be a threat to your survival.  Don’t stand and fight, get out as quickly as you can!
  • Regroup – Once you are away from the city and in a safe location you need to regroup.  Check for injuries, make sure nobody has been bitten, take inventory of supplies, and calculate rations.
  • Make Camp – Look for a secure place to make camp,  an abandoned building is best.  A building made of cinder blocks or concrete will be the most secure.  Board up all the windows and weak openings and make sure all doors are properly secured and reinforced.  Having a water source nearby could mean the difference between surviving and dehydration.  Do not make any open fires, loud noises or do anything to draw attention to yourself or your group.  Schedule a watch and change guards every hour to ensure they are alert to danger.  Use guns as a last resort and conserve ammunition.
  • Plan Your Escape – By now, every major city is overrun and it seems as if there is no place to run… and hiding is only prolonging the inevitable.  Your best chance of survival is to find a place where the zombies can’t survive easily.  Their uncoordinated movement will make it difficult to climb mountains or swim in a lake or ocean.  Decide on a location and determine the least populated route to get there.  Make sure you have enough supplies and gas for the journey before packing up and heading out.

RELAX!
just because the government is shut down and the zombies are taking over doesn’t necessarily ensue the end of the world as we know it….
think about it as a vacation!

Zombie Government

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Water Purification Survival Techniques

When you are put into a survival situation finding a clean source of water will be a key part of staying alive.  Humans can only survive 2 to 3 days without water.  Stagnant water is most likely ridden with parasites and bacteria that can cause sever illness.  Escaping from zombies while vomiting and diarrhea is not an ideal situation. Once you get sick, it can last for weeks!
Don’t risk drinking dirty water!  Follow these techniques and purify!

Boil Water:
This is a simple technique that most everybody knows.  Place your dirty water in a fire-proof container like a pot or pan.  Bring to a boil.  Bacteria is dead, water is clean! It is also a good idea to filter your water, if possible, prior to boiling.
Read further to lean how to make your own water filter.

If the only water available is mineral rich, like salt water, filtering and boiling may not be enough to remove the impurities and make the water drinkable.

Build a Water Still:
The concept of a water still is simple: Water evaporates.  Minerals, bacteria and parasites are left behind.  Capture the evaporated water and it will be clean to drink!  There are a number of ways to build a water-still, the idea is to use the utensils you have available.  The simplest method involves a puddle of water covered with a plastic sheet (like a trash bag) with a cup placed where the sheet droops the lowest.  As the water evaporates it condenses on the plastic and trickles down to the lowest point.  At this point you place a cup to capture the droplets.
Solar StillThere are a number of ways to build a solar still to purify water.  Be creative and utilize the items you have available.  You can always speed the process up by adding stronger heat source than the sun:  If you have access pot that has a curved lid, and a heat-proof cup that will fit inside, you can make a heated water still.  Place the cup in the center of the pot.  Fill the pot with dirty water so that it come up half way to the top of the cup.  Make sure the cup is not buoyant, if it starts wanting to float you have added too much water.  Slowly bring the heat up making sure NOT to boil the water as this may cause contaminated water to splash into the cup.  Keep it on a medium to low heat.  Place the lid upside-down on top of the pot so that the curved portion allows the water to condense and drip down into the cup.
Water StillThere will be times when you don’t have the luxury of having the tools available to purify water.  In these dire and unfortunate times there still are precautions you can take to prevent illness from contaminated water.

Make a Water Filter:  A water filter can be made using found materials.  One simple method involves cutting the bottom off a soda bottle to create a funnel.  Save the cap!  Use a screw, nail, or knife to poke very small holes in the cap.  Then fill with your filtering materials.  Its best to put some cotton, a coffee filter or clean fabric at the bottom (nearest the opening you drink from).  You can then layer your other filtering materials on top of this in order of fine to coarse.  Charcoal from a campfire makes a great filter and can be used for the bottom layer.  On top of the charcoal add sand and then gravel and slightly larger rocks.  Pour the dirty water down the large end and collect it from the small end.  You may want to filter the water a few times and, if possible, boil before you drink.

Water Filter

 

As a last resort, if you are unable to follow any of the above techniques:  When you find a water source, dig a small hole next to it.  Wait for the saturated water in the ground to seep into the hole.  The dirt and gravel in the ground will help filter the water and make it much safer to drink.

These are great tips for filtering and purifying water in a survival situation.  However, a good zombie prepper is prepared!
So why not get a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter?

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