Is getting out of debt important when prepping comes to mind? Most people think of all the supplies they will need to stock up on and live off in the event of some kind of economic or social collapse. People need to rationalize how the blocks will crumble for the current systems in place if we are invaded, tyrannically taken over, or a second revolution happens. Personally, I doubt there will be a zombie apocalypse any time soon, but in this scenario (and very few other) does a foundation of financial security matter. I stress to everyone to also include recession or even depression level events in their prepping game plan and realize these could happen in today’s age, especially as the national debt increases every year. In review of our nation’s history, we have seen where financial breakdowns in society have greatly affected the population. During the Great Depression repossession started with vehicles, houses, and farms that were taken and sold for little to nothing in an attempt to recover anything the banks or creditor could get their hands on. In the Great Recession just a few years ago, the country was plagued with a housing market that was flooded with homes that could not be filled due to loans that could not be matched by the debtor. If you are left on the street with no way of traveling, after your house and car have been repossessed you have not done your due diligence to protect your family. Having 100%, security of your property will insure that nothing can legally be taken away from you in a financial breakdown of society. Living a debt free life can be hard to obtain in this day in age but it should be a constant goal.
First off what is a gray man? Blending into a crowd is called becoming a gray man.
There are people moving around us every day whose physical presence is so non-stimulating that we ignore them. They are for all intents and purposes, invisible to us. The gray man is the one we want to emulate in a disaster. The problem is, people have never seen a true gray man, unless you’ve been taught to see them. Because if you casually noticed him, his gray man-ness is in dispute.
“Don’t be a fly on the wall. Be the wall.” Remember what they say about first impressions? They last. Don’t make a first impression. Don’t make an impression at all.
Some people just naturally stand out. Some are tall, some are large, some are gorgeous, some are loud. Why do
INCH means I'm Never Coming Home. GOOD means Get Out Of Dodge.
These bags are built with just that idea in mind. Whatever you are carrying will be what
you have to manage your survival with. These bags are generally the heaviest of the different
types of bags. My interpretation of a bag like this has many different tools and items for long
term survival. Besides the items you may carry in a bug out bag, here are some things you
may wish to consider for this type of bag.
A camp axe.
Entrenching tool (E-tool).
Increased amount and size of cordage. (In an INCH bag I will carry 25-50 ft of light
climbing rope and a few carabiners as well as a rescue 8).
Bigger cooking pot/utensils. Include extra seasonings.
More changes and variety of clothing.
A more comprehensive fishing and trapping kit.
Firearm repair kit (extra springs, parts that would normally wear out)
as well as extra ammunition and magazines.
I would include a deck of cards and some dice, for entertaining yourself during any
There is no limit to the types of things you may want to carry. But there is a limit to
HOW MUCH you can carry. Make sure your choices are sensible and serve a purpose. Just
like in other bags, I try to make sure that everything I carry is multi use and a necessity.
What is line gear? Line gear is the items you carry in your different layers (lines).
• Your line 1 gear is your EDC, the items you carry on your person on a daily basis.
• Line 2 gear is your war belt. Usually carries a holster, a couple rifle mags, a spare pistol magazine, maybe a canteen and canteen cup, potentially an IFAK and/or a multi-tool.
• Line 3 gear is your chest rig or plate carrier. Usually carries your basic fighting load-out (described below).
• Line 4 gear would be an assault pack or rucksack with your long term gear.
These layers are used to meet differing needs in different scenarios. For instance, your EDC (every day carry) suffices for the potential needs of your every day life. Your line 2 gear may be used in a training environment, or in situations where stressful conditions
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