Honestly I think this is the best. Any firearm forum usually has a prepardness section, and there is valuable food for though there BUT you have to comb through a lot more nonsence than on The Prepared.
Lithium batters are the go to. They’re more expensive sure, but they dont leak (as often), have better output/ life, longer expiration and are lighter weight than their alkiline counterparts.
I absolutely have one in my kits. Great responses here, nothing I could add.
How many people are you needing to shelter? Are you backpacking? What region of the country are you in? I have consulted the Backpackers Editors Choice tents with success. If your’re looking at a 2 person tent I would look at the MSR Hubba Hubba, if youre looking larger Nemo and Big Agnes are great options. Have you looked at the Eureka Timberline? Its a more cost effective yet robust design (not a lightweight).
Ive got one in the grey ripstop fabric and in addition to being awesome for carrying a firearm, magazine(s), gloves, loght or whatever its pretty low profile and discreet.
I had to check, mine is the Runners kit bag. its just the right size for jogging/ minimalist amounts of gear. If yo are carrying more or in the wilderness I think the bigger bags would be better.
Im going to suggest you look into a kit bag from Hill People Gear.
I like you list and will use it. Ive been using “when” language instead of “if” language for a while. This empowers them to think through a situation and to expect that it could occur.
ex: When you get lost in the mall what will you do?
I would focus on being well equipped to “bug in” before building your bug out bags. Dollar for dollar I believe you’ll be more prepared faster for more likely scenarios. If you feel pressed to make bug out bags later, go for it!
Keep reading on this site, its a GREAT resource.
I have no idea on how NJ laws will effect your buying choices. I’m assuming an AR would be out of the question. Can you get a 20” barrel lever gun in 357 mag? That would give you 12 or so rounds with respectable ft/lb. Maybe a bolt action rifle in 308 or 223 that accepts pre ban magazines?
As far as a safe, have you looked at the Hornady rapid safe offerings? They make some suitable for one long gun.
I put mine in the emergency fund as more padding against the possibility of job loss/ salary cut. I definitely hear you on fitness equipment but I bet you can find a way to maintain without spending those Trumpbucks.
First off, its a sign of strange times that this article is necessary. I’m glad you took the time to pen it though, and I hope it travels the cyberspace channels far and wide based on the paper product aisles I’ve seen in the last 96 hours…