One of our primary focuses at Late Prepper is to help people prepare to “bug in.” We believe that a future widespread emergency situation in the United States will likely occur during some sort of societal collapse. It could be economic collapse, food shortages, grid collapse, infrastructure collapse, cyberattack, EMP, or a combination of any or all of these that causes chaos and martial law.
Preparing to “bug in” also makes sense in case there is NOT a major catastrophe in the near future because if it’s done right, nothing will go to waste. Whether you’re eating your freeze dried broccoli because grocery stores run bare or just because you like it, bugging in allows for “sensible” prepping.
With that said, it is unwise to not have a plan and the resources necessary to bug out. That’s why the video above by City Prepping is a great starting point to give you ideas about how to build your bugout bags. As he notes in the video, everyone’s bugout bag will be different based on where they live and what they can realistically carry. Where I live in Southern California, I don’t need a ton of blankets or thermal clothing even if we’re forced to survive outdoors. Someone who lives near multiple freshwater sources may not need to carry a lot in their bags. When building yours, take your personal circumstances into account above any recommendations by experts.
One quick piece of advice: Build your own bags. You can go to Amazon, Walmart, or even a survival store and find premade bugout bags. I don’t recommend them simply because space and weight are crucial so making a bag with what YOU need is better than anything generic. It can be more expensive that way and obviously takes time, but if you can build your own, I recommend going that route. If you MUST get a prepacked bugout bag for whatever reason, the only one I recommend is from Uncharted.
Another piece of quick advice: Check your bag at least yearly. The pro-prepper at City Prepping recommends every six months. I let my bugout bags sit for nearly four years one time and found that had there been an emergency, some of the items I had packed would have left me wanting.
Last note: Have a plan. Share that plan with your loved ones. Whether there’s a natural disaster, societal collapse, or something else, a bugout bag by itself won’t save you. On the other hand, having a plan CAN save you and those you love.
Share your experiences or offer any tips you have for bugout bags at Late Prepper.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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Thank you, and God Bless!
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