As you know I don’t have kids, but myself and my Mom are doing additional preps for family and neighbors that don’t prepare. I had a little flare of my CIDP and lets say I have not been very proactive on putting stuff where it belongs. I’m also trying to update my BOB/GHB and figure out how to use a couple of Bug out totes that can be tossed in the minivan or used with my trike.
I have tarps, sleeping bags and liners, small solar chargers and radios that are kind of stacked up waiting to find it’s proper place in all of my plans. I mean where do you store a sling shot and ammo? Does it go in the BOB or added to the home defense arsenal? Should I get a backup slingshot and yes, these kind of thoughts run through my head.
While the house is a bit of a mess because of all the “debris” from the explosion I am changing the setup of my all of my Bugout Bag and the setup for the trike.
- The GHB will be as lightweight as possible and will be stocked for up to three days and will be supplemented by the little emergency car kit box. Hopefully I won’t need to abandon the car in an disaster away from home but HOPE is not a plan! This should be easy to carry using my walker but I will add a walking stick to the car in case I have to get off the roads and go cross country.
- The BOB will be heavier and stocked for about a week. I will be keeping this one in the house by the backdoor and I should be able to use either the trike, van or RV as my BOV, depending how I have to evacuate! With the Bags, Buckets, Totes and BOVs I should have a some redundancy if something breaks or gets lost.
- The BOV box will have my small tent an air mattress and be setup to go in the rear basket of my trike or in the van if I can’t use the RV to bug out.
I need to get a couple of the Life Straws for the GHB. I have a nice Katadyn water filter for the BOB and ceramic gravity feed filters for the RV and house. I will have a gallon of water in the bags or car to start out with but with water being so heavy I will need to filter all water to replace what I use. With my handicap it’s unrealistic to think I will be able to carry much more water than that if I can’t use a vehicle to move that weight.
Bugging out will be about the worst thing for me but by building a lot of redundant systems and vehicles I have tried to stack the odds as much in my favor as I am capable of thinking up and within my physical capabilities. Another thing to think about is just how much warning time you may have in the event of a disaster. A hurricane or blizzard you may get a few days, a tornado or Tsunami a few minutes, an earthquake or a local chemical spill or house fire no warning at all! Sometimes just moving a mile to 10 miles can be enough to to keep you safe in some disasters.