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75 Bug Out Bag List Essentials [2019 Update]

A Bug Out Bag List is Not One Size Fits AllQuite simply, we at Bug Out Bag Academy believe an excellent bug out bag starts with a great Bug Out Bag List.   It doesn’t necessarily mean everything you put on the list will end up going into your bag, but at least you’ve got a pretty good idea of where to start.   The last thing we want is for people like you to not start because you don’t now how. We know.... Keep reading

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Meet America’s Wilderness Survival Expert

Wilderness survival is admittedly not one of my strong areas, being from a “big city” and all… So today, I want to introduce you to someone whom has taught me a lot about that and a lot more over the past several years. Chances are he will humbly disagree with the title I gave him above, but for me I like to think it suits him well. 🙂 Keep reading and I bet you’ll want to learn from him, too!... Keep reading

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How to Prepare for an Earthquake [+ Essential Emergency Supplies You Need!]

Could an earthquake occur near you? You may be surprised. Just in case, here’s what I’ve found on how to prepare for an earthquake. Chances are you’re reading this because you’ve either seen the recent news, or if you’re near the epicenter, you’ve felt the actual tremors. But just in case this is all news to you, Southern California is experiencing its strongest series of earthquakes in more than 20 years, including a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurring near Ridgecrest, CA.... Keep reading

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Best Survival Axe Review – This Ain’t Your Pa’s Rusty Hatchet

Will you ever need to hack, slash, pull, pry, saw, pierce, or pound your way to safety?   This Survival Axe multi-tool is large enough to do some serious damage if needed, but compact enough to fit into the glove box of your vehicle or your bug out bag…   If you like what you see after reading this review, Click Here to Use Coupon Code “10BUGOUT” at Checkout & Save 10%   —   Recently, the fine folks at... Keep reading

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“Is Prepping Reserved for Crazy People?” A Thoughtful Response to Skeptics

Recently, I saw someone asking a question about prepping on the popular question and answer site, Quora.   The questioner so eloquently asked: “Are preppers crazy, or do they have a point?”   That was it, no further elaboration needed apparently! I normally don’t entertain internet trolls and just keep scrolling, but for some reason this one stuck with me. I mean, maybe this person was legitimately searching for justification to go against the grain of society and begin prepping themselves.... Keep reading

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How to Choose the Best Knife for Your Bug Out Bag [+6 Expert Top Picks!]

Have you heard the saying, “The best knife for your bug out bag is the one you have on you at the moment you need it?” If you’ve ever found yourself without when you needed one, you know this all too well to be true.   That said, a good, reliable knife is one of the most valuable additions to your Bug Out Bag you can make.   Reason being… Your knife will likely be your primary tool when building... Keep reading

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The Fantasy & Reality of Bugging Out

I don’t know about you, but as part of my career I spend a fair amount of time discussing Bugging Out on “prepper” and “survival” related forums.   Not surprisingly, it’s is one of the most popular discussion topics.   On any given day, there are lively debates on everything Bug Out related.   Topics ranging from:   – What is the Best Bug Out Bag (BOB) – What to Put in a Bug Out Bag – Bug Out Vehicles (BOVs)... Keep reading

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A Car Fire Extinguisher and the 2018 California Wildfires

Could having something as simple as a car fire extinguisher prevented a recent 2018 California wildfire?   It’s a tough question to ask (and I’m certainly no specialist in fire forensics), but I’m going to ask it anyway…   Here’s why: the headlines are filled with bad news of wildfires burning their way through entire communities, destroying thousands of homes, and upheaving the livelihoods of scores of residents and neighboring wildlife.   Already one of the 6 largest wildfires in... Keep reading

What is the Best Bug Out Bag Food For You?

Before we get into “What is the Best Bug Out Bag Food for You” I want to set the stage for this article with a really quick history lesson.   It applies. I promise. 🙂   Napoleon Bonaparte is often credited with saying “An army marches on its stomach.”   While the provenance, or origin of the saying is debatable, it’s an accurate observation. Your ability to fight and function properly in high stress situations depends a lot on what... Keep reading

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Survival Kit Review: The BOSS Fire Kit

Survival fire kits are a core component of any bug out bag, but as with many aspects of a bug out bag list, many also wonder what to include on their fire kit list as well. Well, wonder no more. Stanford Outdoor Supply has just come up with the perfect grouping of 5 star ready-made survival kit supplements including the BOSS Fire Kit (“B.O.S.S.” = Bug Out Survival Supplement). As the packaging states, “BOSS Kits are standalone, function specific supplemental modules made... Keep reading