Bei einem gekauften fertigen Survivalset bekommt man das was man bezahlt. Die Qualität ist natürlich im Gegensatz zu einem selber gemachten Survival Kit eine ganz andere. Jedoch haben auch diese Ihre Berechtigung und sind auf jeden Fall besser als nichts. Auch mit diesen lässt sich im Notfall ein Feuer entzünden und je nach Inhalt andere Bereiche abdecken.
SHTF is an acronym that stands for sh*t hits the fan. This means that something drastic has happened, like a natural disaster, financial crisis, or a war has started. This term is generally used for when things go south quickly. The other acronym that is commonly used to signal it is time to pull out your bug out bag is ‘TEOTWAWKI’. This stands for ‘the end of the world as we know it’.
Earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes can cause you to leave your home or even be trapped there. Roads could be blocked due to fallen trees, power lines, or even damaged earth from the natural disaster. Rescue crews can not be in all places at once. You may have to wait it out for quite a while before its over. You won't be able to go to the store or to the corner market.
A bug out bag or a tactical backpack, is a large, accessible, strong, and convenient backpack that you can personalize the contents for your situation. This is a bag that you want to have ready so that you can grab it at a moment’s notice. The pack should always be packed and stored in an accessible place. You never know when you might be forced to leave your home and have to survive on only what is on your back. Not only will you need a pack you will need good quality boots as well. To help you find the best bug out bag, we have listed out some things to consider when buying.
Another concern when you’re lost in the wild is where to procure potable water. Sometimes there will be bubbling streams of crystal clear water rolling down wooded hillsides to fill your water bottle and sometimes you’ll have little more than a stagnant pool standing between you and dehydration. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is survival gear that can turn that stagnant pool into a lifesaver.
Je nach persönlicher Anforderung kann der Inhalt des Survivalset sehr unterschiedlich sein. Ein Survivalset für die Wildnis unterscheidet sich sehr stark von dem eines Kits für die urbane Umgebung. Auch wird die Ausrüstung und der Inhalt unterschiedlich sein, je nachdem ob ich in einer Wüste, im Regenwald oder in nördlichen Gegenden (Skandinavien, Kanada, …) unterwegs bin.
According to the Bug Out Bag Academy, the origins of bug out bags can be traced to the bags that many aviators in the military put together before missions. These were first referred to as ‘bail-out bags’ and they held items that would be critical for survival if a plane was shot down or experienced critical engine failure. Many WWII aviators actually carried gold or silver bullions in their bug out bags, as these were (and still largely are) considered the ‘universal currency’.