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Are you prepared for a category 4 hurricane? What about a financial collapse or an extended blackout? What would you do to survive a chemical spill or terrorist attack?

Outdoor Life’s Prepare for Anything Survival Manual explains how to survive these scenarios and many more.

The book is packed full of hands-on tips, helpful checklists, and first-person accounts. It takes you through the gear, skills, and techniques needed to survive everything from the next Chernobyl, to your truck breaking down in the backcountry.

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Not every survival skill pertains to a life-threatening, earth-shattering situation. This book will take you through the day-to-day dos-and-don’ts to make you a more self-sufficient individual. It will show you a survivor’s attitude, giving you the confidence to respond to whatever an unpredictable day may have in store for you.

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Survival Tip #239: Plan Your Bug-Out Camp Supplies


What would you do after bugging out? Take the time now to consider what it would take to build a base camp outside your home in the event that some emergency sent you packing. In addition to your normal BOB and its supplies, you can fill two plastic bins with these additional items to help you fulfill your needs while surviving in the outdoors.

SHELTER A tent, a few tarps, and lots of thin rope will supply what you need for shelter construction.

WATER One quart (1 l) of bleach and a large collapsible water carrier will create a camp water supply.

KITCHEN A large cooking pot, metal spoons and bowls, and stored items like rice, beans, salt, and sugar are the basics for camp cooking.

HYGIENE Antibacterial dish soap and three 1-gallon (4-l) tubs can be used for washing dishes and to help maintain the health and hygiene of the camp.

LATRINE You’ll need toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and feminine hygiene products—for obvious reasons.

OTHER Also consider the following: a battery-powered lantern with spare batteries, a first aid kit, a hatchet, a camp saw, a multitool, a sharpening stone, a radio with spare batteries, a flashlight or headlamp with—you guessed it—spare batteries, a camp shovel, one box of 1-gallon (4-l) zip-top bags, three lighters, several bars of soap, a manual can opener, kitchen knives and spoons, duct tape, trash bags, and a solar cell phone charger or battery backup.