Pass along to whoever is running preparedness lists, etc.
NYC Region Bug out bag
Mock it, review, etc.
glad to see that I have a lot of that stuff ;o)
Glad they are prepping. They will need it more than most if services ever go down in the Big Apple.
I sure would hate to have to bug out of NYC in panic....that probably would not be fun at all.
Like an escape plan of jumping into the lion enclosure when the tigers get loose.
Face it NY'rs, you are doomed if the SHTF. Storm Sandy had them defecating in the hallways after a few days. The EBT mob had not even had time to get hungry.
It’s obvious what they’re missing.
I have been watching some of the Prepper series on Natl. Geo.
While I commend anyone who does basic prepping, many on the TV series are really going to drastic extremes to prepare
for something that may not come even close to the actual disaster that might really require getting the H out of Dodge.
I have done my basic prepping by already doing just that.
That is not to say that I am prepared for a car mowing me down as I ride my bicycle to the market in the next few minutes.
Maybe they need to learn how to stand up and fight their own before they bug out to safer regions.
It is a shame such people will get caught in the cross fire one day.
Okay, let’s take a jab or two at this.
Quibbling on the freeze-dried/dehydrated food. They work great as long as you have WATER. You can John-Wayne it and eat the stuff without rehydrating, but the price is the food dehydrates you in return. Supplementing that food pack with energy bars, water purification tabs, a filtered water bottle along with the Katadyn filter are good plus-up’s.
Something missing is, SOCKS. Care of your feet got drummed into my brain in the military. Extra pairs of both cotton and woolen socks will serve good stead. They can be used as packing and padding for fragile items, or wrapped separately in vacuum bags to reduce bulk.
An additional thing: consider a stash of cash. Bugging out of an urban area can be made smoother by greasing a few palms along the way. Opportunities may arise as you exfiltrate the disaster area to restock your kit. A hot meal at a beanery that’s still in operation, or a surviving fast-food joint, can do wonders for your morale. And once you do arrive at your destination, whether by chance or design, you are not utterly destitute.
“a fully charged Kindle with digital road maps of the tristate region”
Regular old paper maps are lighter and don’t need recharging. A Kindle seems like a stupid thing to put in a bug out bag.
Maybe this is a dumb question, but if you were preparing for the S to H the F, why would you give an interview and mention your name? Seems to me that thugs would then know where to go to steal supplies...bad OPSEC, if you ask me...
Really, no one knows how the SHTF scenario will play out. Yes, it could be sudden with a war, financial collapse, or civil war. But, it could also play out very slowly as it did in Eastern Europe after WW2.
Back then, before and shortly after the war, most of the businesses providing staples such as food, clothing, and to a lesser extent, energy, were small business concerns. Large corporations were not the mainstay. However, communists governments came in and nationalized and consolidated all aspects of large industries autos, steel, coal, food. Small business died because they lost market share and were taxed out of existence. As small business died, competition decreased, and the communist East bloc nations become progressively poorer. Innovation and advances in technology apparently could not take root, and economic progress was not possible. The whole society, save the elites, became progressively poorer.
Obama’s model appears to be directed at destroying small business and essentially nationalizing large corporations. As in Eastern Europe, we too may see a slow draining away of wealth, over decades, until a critical collapse occurs.
1. If something like Yellowstone goes up at full blast, we're all likely dead anyway. I don't worry about that stuff. What I can see happening is massive energy shortages, skyrocketing shipping costs, and general scarcity.
2. I have an advantage over most if the SHTF. I'm from a good family that can rely on one another. The lone wolf John Rambo dies in real life. There's dozens of us who trust each other and will help out each other with expertise in different areas.
3. Our family has land in five counties with populations of 25000, 14000, 23000, and 10000. We're four counties away from the nearest "big" city. I have a place to go. I have a backup place to go.
I don't want to be if SHTF
A. In a big city or in a suburb. Desperate people are dangerous.
B. Without enough fuel to get up north.