Today we’re taking a look at some survival knowledge from around the web, including a bit of helpful commentary to assist you in your choice!
From rethinksurvival.com: 4X4 Offroad Vehicles Make Little Difference in a Bugout
This is a very interesting article since it challenges the conventional wisdom for many preppers. Many look to a big 4 wheel drive off roader as the perfect bugout vehicle because it affords so many more options for where you can go and a way to get around traffic jams. The author here gives an intriguing real-life look at just how useful an off road vehicle would be in many common situations where you might be trying to bug out. It made me think outside of my usual “obvious” wisdom for a minute, which in itself is very valuable when you’re trying to plan for all manner of potential problems. Give this article a look and see if you agree with his assessment.
From prepperlink.com: Secondary Wound Closure
Wow! This article is exactly what you look for when you’re trying to find detailed information. Step-by-step instruction, detailed list of items needed for each part of the procedure, and even videos to detail difficult parts of the procedure are all present. This is especially helpful here, as secondary wound closure could be particularly useful to preppers who will need all the knowledge they can get concerning how to deal with potential infections.
From greywolfsurvival.com: Bug Out Bags Should NOT Be An Ammo Cache!
A little tongue in cheek, but the author here presents a very good point in the very title of the article. Perhaps it’s an unconscious estimation from all the action movies we’ve seen, but we always seem to think that when we’re heading out we’d rather be covered in so much ammo that you could wage a minor war singlehanded. In truth, a lighter kit with some intelligent but limited ammunition choices with a greater overall focus on surviving in the elements without easy access to food or water would be much more practical. It’s certainly possible to run into a looter or two during a disaster or even a desperate family, but you’re honestly more likely to suffer from lack of food or especially water than you are to get into a massive firefight requiring 20,000 rounds.
Let us know what you thought of these articles in the comments below!
This article first appeared at Prepared For That: Deep Wound Closure: Josh’s Take on Survival Knowledge