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December 17, 2009

The 12 Days of Prepper Christmas

Day 12

We're finally at Day 12 of the 12 Days of Prepper Christmas and Christmas is nearly upon us. Hopefully you've got most of your shopping done but if not, now is the time to get your last minute orders in. I've talked about a lot of potentially great holiday gifts over the past couple weeks and today is going to be no different. Having a bug out bag or get home bag is a pretty important part of your preparedness gear. Not only that but it's a great way to get started on the path to preparedness.

One great gift you can give is the gift of a get home bag. Not getting your friends or family the whole kit but a few items to go into their kit along with a full list of bug out bag items would hopefully motivate them to complete the bag. One important item for a bug out bag that would be cheap enough to purchase is some 550 paracord. Amazon sells 100' of 550 paracord which is very strong cordage with a strength of up to 550 lbs for around $10 shipped.

Paracord is a great addition to your get home bag but you also need something to eat and drink. Emergency food bars are great to keep in your bug out bag. They are high in calories and nutrients, and make grabbing a quick meal on the go very easy. Amazon sells 3600 calorie bars for less than $5 and a few of these you would have all your food covered for the 72 hour kit. A good water bottle is also important and my favorite is the Nalgene bottles. Amazon also sells the 1 liter Nalgene for around $10 and a must for any bug out bag.

For the bug out bag list make sure you check out my post on the same subject for a pretty complete 72+ hour kit. Make this holiday the one to remember by getting friends and family on the path to preparedness. The more prepared everyone is the better off we all will be in the event of any disaster.