Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Retreat or Bugging-Out.

Retreat or Bugging-Out.
If you already have or intend to get a retreat out bush, & you have enough money, then perhaps you can afford to hoard centerfire & rimfire ammunition along with clothing materials & other equipment. But if you do not have a retreat, or if you consider that for one reason or another you may have to abandon your retreat (raiders), then you have to look seriously at what you are collecting & make sure it is "sustainable".
Unless you are part of a group, family or other, you will have to compromise between two principles: minimum weight & maximum self-reliance. You will to some extent have to do this in a group too, but more people does allow you to carry more gear.
Modern firearms & compound bows are a typical example of what is NOT sustainable. Remember, we have no idea what the future holds for us. IF we have to bale out, we won't know how long we may have to survive in a wilderness situation.
If you start off with all modern gear, & you can't sustain it's use, then sooner or later you are going to finish up living in the stone age. Now this may not be all bad, BUT, your comfort will be diminished, & comfort can be very important when living in a wilderness situation. Most of the gear I carry is for comfort & ease of living. Everything I carry may have to sustain me for the rest of my life. So I chose my gear carefully.
If however you choose to carry period equipment & tools (period of your choice), then providing that period is pre-1800 ad, you should never have to drop below that level of comfort & sustainability.
Think about it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Keith. This is the conclusion I have drawn and the one I encourage people toward.