H/t reader squodgy:
“Can’t work out if this is just hype scaremongering or a practical proposition worthy of consideration.”
Having a BoB is very important.
A military poncho, though not the totally useless and dangerous (look at those colors) recommended one in the article below, can be used like a tarp to built a shelter, but it is heavy.
So having a real (camouflage) tarp might be a good idea to be able to create a shelter very fast.
A bivy-bag like the Carinthia ‘Sleeping Bag Cover’ (used for example by the German army) is also an option.
Add a saw (Bahco Laplander or Silky Pocketboy) and Paracord to your BoB.
I would use this survival knife: Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife.
I am not so happy with the recommended survival gear in the following article.
How can you recommend such a compass and a colorful sleeping bag???
I recommend a sleeping bag that is used by the military and is a perfect all-round sleeping bag, like the Carinthia Defence 4.
Don’t forget to have good hiking shoes (like Hanwag Alaska or Special Forces) with you.
In case of an EMP it will really take many years until power is coming back on.
Let’s just say that the unthinkable becomes the real and happening. Let’s take this article and go over it. This will be a segment in three parts, the next ones being immediate actions taken at work and at home. I’m hitting on traveling first, as there are so many vacationers jaunting around happily over the landscape. All kidding aside, traffic is congested during the summer, extending traveling time on the commutes. Let’s game the scenario, and here it is.