Anyone who has been around the idea of survival for any length of time should be familiar with the term bugging out and what it means. Some people who are new to the idea of survival and tactical skills think bugging out is like planning a camping trip. Let’s face it the two of these have some things in common but, there is also a difference. The line is thin but not blurred between camping and a total bug out. Having said all of this, we want you to be ready in case your camping trip becomes a small bug-out situation. If we look at the great concert of Woodstock, that three-day event became an emergency situation. Keep in mind the same can happen to anyone at any time.
Being ready with tactical skills and tactical gear is not just a good idea, it can be life-saving. It’s about planning and being ready. For example, when I grab my camping gear I am ready to support two people for seven days with a single pack. In my vehicle, I also carry my firearm and some ammo. This allows me to be able to hunt or defend if it should come to that. The basic needs are for each of us to be fed, hydrated, comfortable, and safe. These basic four can apply to both a small trip for camping and an emergency situation. The better selection of tactical gear you have, the more you can rest assured to achieve these four goals. The easiest way to plan for this is to think about what is most important to you and select tools you need first and tactical gear you would like to have secondly. Once you have the list ready you can take any steps you need to secure these tactical items with ease. The gear you buy and use will depend on many factors but, the most important part of the equasion is you and your needs. It really is that simple. Planning for any outdoor adventure should be as much fun as the actual adventure is. Why not make it a game to sharpen your mind and survival skills at the same time? You will be happy that you took the time to do the preparation once you see the results it can produce. Try it out on your next camping trip by making it a bug-out game.