Packing the Five Super Essential Elements of Survival
was tooling around some truly beautiful country in Utah, Idaho,
and Wyoming. We had planned to do a bit of camping
so our tent, sleeping bags, and other supplies were in the back
of the truck, along with a couple of ice chests.
through our 2,745 mile journey I realized that we had all the essentials
of survival with us. We had been making on-the-spot decisions about
which direction to go, which
campground we should stay in each night, and debating how many
miles could we push the kids before they rebelled! What gave us
so much freedom and empowerment was that we were completely
equipped with everything we needed for survival.
We had a sturdy tent with an effective rain fly to protect us
from the elements. We also had a couple of tarps and plenty of
if wed needed to set up another shelter or a wind block.
- Water: We
had an ice chest filled with water
bottles and could have used the melted ice for drinking. (Next
time Ill pack our SteriPEN.)
- Food: Our
ice chest was kept full with fruit, veggies, meat, cheese, yogurt,
and a lot of other good stuff! We also had an additional crate
with foods that didnt need to be kept cold.
Both my husband and I had packed our pistols with an extra magazine
and ammo. This wasnt a resort vacation, and we had no idea
where we would be staying each night. If four-legged critters
posed a danger, or two-legged ones for that matter, we wanted
to be prepared.
Considering we were camping in August, we felt pretty certain
we wouldnt run into any blizzards. Our heavy-duty sleeping
bags and air
mattresses kept us up and away from the cold ground during
the night. However, I also had hand and foot warmers in the 72
Hour Kit and I made sure everyone packed a jacket. We also had
everything needed for starting a fire.
wonder my husband felt empowered enough one day to say, Lets
not spend a second night here. Lets head over into either
Oregon or Wyoming! We had everything we needed, so why not?
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