Why Prepare?

Because You Never Know

As we have all noticed, the things we take for granted, such as jobs, security and our standard of living, seem to be getting a little more difficult to maintain. At times it seems like every day another natural or man-made disaster is occurring. The stability of our natural world and economic one is always in jeopardy.

With that said, there is a growing trend that can provide some measure of security — if not for everyone, at least for your immediate family. Consider it as a form of insurance… a barrier between that split second that you are okay and the “What am I going to do now?” situation happens that we call True Wilderness. The scenarios surrounding this moment are endless.

Everyone should be prepared for all kinds of things, not merely a weekend camping trip or a long hike. If your car has a flat, you should be prepared with a spare. If your house catches on fire, you should have home owners’ or rental insurance. If you get sick, you should have medical insurance or, at least, a cabinet with some basic medicine and supplies. We even have life insurance, ensuring that our families will be somewhat secure should the family’s bread-winner pass away.

With the dynamics of this world constantly shifting we have to adapt and prepare for an ever-changing list of scenarios that threaten us. There are many ways to prepare, but a very basic method is to purchase a survival backpack — a mobile form of survival for you and your family. This self-contained bag of supplies could mean the difference between comfort and discomfort, or, in some cases, life and death should a crisis occur.

Start with the basics.

First the backpack. It should be large enough to hold at least 14 days of food and equipment to survive an emergency or disaster.

Food should be freeze dried or standard MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat).

Water – Since water is heavy, a small amount is okay, as long as you also have some means of water purification (filter or pills) and something conventional to store water in such as a backpack reservoir or bottle.

Shelter– a tent or hammock and a thermal blanket.

Tools – shovel, knife, gloves, 50’ of rope, hatchet, multi tool, flashlight with self generated power, flares, mirror, paper, pencil are all options worth having.

Cooking Gear – pocket cooker, fire starter (such as magnesium flint), lighter, waterproof matches, dry tender, waterproof fuel.

First Aid Kit (basic) – band aids, splint, air filter mask, tweezers, tape, hot and cold compress, eye rinse, aspirin, allergy pills, antiseptics, peroxide, bug repellent, first aid book, lip balm, or more based on your medical needs.

There is more here than you would likely need in the event of a crisis, but that is what insurance is. It’s about preparing for something unforeseen.

We prepare for ourselves and the people we love… starting with a TrueWilderness Backpack is a small investment for such important people.