My son is 13 and heavily involved in scouts...which means, we are too, right?
So we have all packed camping/backpacking gear that doubles as our 72 hour emergency kits.
They are perfect. They are always packed...we just grab and go.
When we come home...we wash, repack and stash.
Our packs are 65 liters each. The 6 year old has 50 liter.
There are 10 essentials you should make sure to pack:
Navigation (compass...map if you know where you are going)
Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
Insulation (extra clothing)
Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
Repair kit and tools
Nutrition (extra food)
Hydration (extra water)
I can't plan on wearing sensible shoes, so I want to have them with my gear in case of emergency.
Sleeping bag (extreme weather) and an inflatable pillow
Poncho and old patrol cap for weather
Extra clothes and layers (in a 2 gal ziploc for weather protection)
3 days worth of food (more on this tomorrow!)
Hygiene and essentials and first aid
(Ladies, I HIGHLY recommend having this Go Girl and
this Feminine Alternative Protection in your go bag...yes, a personal recommendation)
Knife, ax or multi-tool, lighter/matches and yes, I have scissors
And a small tent (we split up the tent pieces, and carry 2 tents between the 5 of us)
And, as the mom, I have a bag of baby wipes for dirty hands and faces!
Sawyer Filtration System.
So we are good for water for 3 days (if rationed) without a refill.
**I received mine at a discounted price in exchange for this review**
I hook it right on my bag so it's ready to go!
I got mine with a compass...and in pink!
It looks like a regular paracord bracelet...but it's stuffed full of survival stuff!
- FOOD: Fishing tackle includes 30' fishing line, 2 snelled hooks, bobbers, sinkers, and swivels. Fishing line and swivels double as snare building materials.
- FIRE: Kit contains ferrocerium fire starter rod with serrated fire striker and dried tinder bundle.
In the meantime, I'll take it camping and restock on a regular basis!
We also keep a gear bag (in a rolling suitcase) in the car.
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