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Gear You Should Take in Case of Catastrophe

Gear You Should Take in Case of Catastrophe

The world we live in has never been completely safe. Catastrophes have struck throughout human history, and those who were prepared were able to make the best of it. The Coronavirus seems to be reminding people of these realities.

Should we live in constant fear? No. However, we should always be prepared. Here are some essential items for ensuring safety for you and your family.

Fire Starters

Fire is considered to be one of the major advancements that helped humans along their way to creating the great civilizations we have today. We cook our food which increases its nutritional bioavailability. We use fire to ward off predators and keep warm. We use it for boiling water. We often take having access to fire for granted, but if our civilizations ever came under threat, we would all need to rely on ourselves to create fire.

Instead of worrying about lighters that may run out of fuel or stop working, it’s worth investing in something easy and consistent like a fire starter. You only need to strike the flint to create sparks against some light tinder or other easily flammable materials. You must then feed the fire with whatever fuel source you are using. If you are not experienced with starting fires in this way, it would be good to practice making them with only your survival gear so that you have the skills should you ever need them.

Bullet Proof Vests

Bullet proof vests are typically associated with those in law enforcement and the military. In most states, civilians can obtain body armor as well, and they aren’t as expensive as they once were. Hopefully none of us ever find ourselves needing to use a bullet proof vest, but if you’re preparing for the worst, it’s probably best to have one. They cover the largest target, your torso, and can often prevent the severe injuries that follow gunshot wounds.

Tactical Bugout Packs

You need a way to carry your survival essentials efficiently. Unlike regular backpacks, tactical bags are designed to offer efficient storage and access to essential items while on the move. The compartments and pouches are placed strategically to make the best use of the available room. They are designed so that any user can adjust the straps to distribute the weight effectively to prevent unnecessary back injuries. Some packs themselves are bulletproof which means you have extra protection without additional investment.

Gun Safes

Firearms are a valuable asset in survival situations. If you plan on being always prepared for whatever dangerous situations you may be faced with, then you need to keep those firearms safe. Even during the best of times, firearms are a common target of home robberies. You may also want to consider purchasing a gun safe that is fireproof.

Multi-Tools

A multi-tool is basically a collection of useful tools that takes up no more space than a pocketknife. The Swiss Army Knife popularized the concept, but there are many manufacturers today that make their own variations. They contain tools like blades, scissors, tweezers, bottle openers, and pliers.

Survival Knives

Knives are essential to survival. You can cut ropes and cords, skin animals, open containers, clear brush, and many tasks that you may frequently encounter. You can buy one knife to serve all of these purposes or buy multiple ones that are specialized for different tasks

Clothing

Everyone owns clothing, but some clothing is better than others for SHTF scenarios. BDUs and other camouflaged clothing may be useful for traveling and hunting undetected. You need clothing that offers freedom of movement while also being fairly light.

Any type of hat or head covering will be good to have on hand. If you live in a colder environment, then make sure you have clothes to survive the cold should heating become an issue.

Utility Belts and Military Vests

A utility belt is essentially a belt that is lined with pouches and pockets. This allows you to store items that you either use frequently or may need to use in an emergency. You can store things like flashlights, mace, and tools along them.

Military vests serve a similar purpose, but they are usually more useful for storing combat related items. Being able to reload your firearms quickly would likely be a necessity in a combative situation. Military vests come equipped with pouches designed to store both rifle and handgun magazines for quick access.

Non-Lethal Equipment

Catastrophes are rarely a good time for pacifists, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have options. Mace can be used to disorient attackers. Stun guns and tasers are effective at incapacitating people. Handcuffs can be used to prevent someone from being a danger to themselves and others.

Footwear

You may not be able to run to the store and grab new boots whenever you want. You need to invest in a quality pair of footwear that is durable. They also need to be designed to keep your feet in good shape over long periods of time. Normal shoes that you may wear out on the town will destroy your feet if you try walking long distances in them. As a side note, a thick pair of socks can assist in keeping your feet safe.

Hydration Packs

Hydration is important, and while water bottles and canteens are useful, they may not be ideal. A hydration pack consists of a bladder that rests on your back and a tube to drink from. It can rest under your pack and will not take up room in the way that stuffing packs with bottles or carrying canteens on your side does. It also offers a great way to stay constantly hydrated without stopping to retrieve water.

Hopefully this will send you in the right direction. We can never be certain as to what the future holds, but we can be prepared to take care of ourselves and those we love.