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Prioritizing Survival Kit Contents -or- "What Will Kill You Fastest?"

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Prioritizing Survival Kit Contents -or- "What Will Kill You Fastest?"

  Every time a survival kit is assembled, there are tradeoffs between the usefulness of items in an emergency, and their sizes, weights, and/or costs. It’s a matter of prioritizing the kit’s contents based on your expected needs. While no one set of priorities is best, Best Bug Out Buckets presents the following list of priorities for your consideration as a starting point in planning your survival kit. This survival kit plan has two parts: items that enable you to use the other items in your survival kit, and items considered in the priority of what can kill you the...

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The Six-Pack Method for Planning Survival Kit Water Storage

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The Six-Pack Method for Planning Survival Kit Water Storage

For many people, deciding how much water to store in an emergency survival kit can be tricky.  We all know that water is a crucial part of every emergency survival kit, but we also know that water is very heavy.  This presents a difficult trade-off:  Storing plenty of water in your survival kit may keep you from getting thirsty during a bug out, but the kit may be too heavy to carry.  If you make your kit easier to carry by reducing the amount of stored water, you may run out of water when you desperately need it.  And while water filters and purification tablets are wise additions to any kit, they don't guarantee the availability of...

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