Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Are You Prepared to Survive a Disaster? "| Shooting Illustrated

Are You Prepared to Survive a Disaster? | from Shooting Illustrated
Obviously, coming from Shooting Illustrated, the concentration is on guns and gun accessories for emergency preparations. There is a Walter-Mitty-like tendency to over-emphasize the survival armory, but this is pretty realistic.


DirtCrashr said...

I've been preparing two bug-out-bags with notion of a 72+hour unsupported walk-around, and the armory has to be small and light - really, a one-gun ONLY scenario. If you imagine that no vehicle-support is going to be available, NO helicopters or airlift, and NO Jeep even, then the massive techno-driven Walter Mitty heroics and James Bond suitcases-of-rockets gets winnowed down a bit more proportionally, and the weight of many 1,000-round bricks of ammo becomes obviously unbearable.

Drang said...

My first concern was getting Mrs Drang's "Get Home Bag" done up. My working assumption for us bugging out from home is that we are far more likely to bug-in; if we do bug out, it'll probably be in vehicles.

We do need to work on the "evacuation by bus, you are allowed one bag" scenario, though.

DirtCrashr said...

The "evacuation by bus, one bag allowed" bit sounds too much like "government camping"!