Today, I came across a video at the Survival Spot Blog entitled “Five Minute Bug Out.” You can check out the video below.
I may actually try this exercise in the coming week or two. I may set up a poll as to what type of scenario to be in. The poll will let you choose a scenario that I have to test under, and I will report on it.
If you have not read my modified rule of threes, I say you have three seconds do decide whether you are going to bug in or bug out if the SHTF. In the case of this video, it was civil unrest. That said, depending on your proximity to the civil unrest, you may give yourself three seconds to three hours or more depending upon how bad the situation is.
A couple of things occurred to me while watching it:
- He should have brought a radio. Just a basic AM/FM would be fine. And an ear plug (so as not to make noise).
- A compreswed sleeping bag is fine off the shelf. But have you ever tried to re-compress one?!
- Some kind of water purification table or filter would be helpful. I know he only had 5 mins but still.
- He’s using freeze dried food. I would have gone for MRE full meals instead (presuming a short 2–3‑4 day stay). First, they come with a chemical heater so no need to boil water. Second, you don’t need water to eat them. That’s a BIG draw back IMO of freeze dried meals.
MRE’s need water to activate the chemical heater master po