Gear is important but you don't have to go broke, just get started. See what you already have, you might be surprised. We suggest that you test your gear and get familiar with it rather than waiting for an emergency to find out that it doesn't work or you can't easily use it effectively. Below are some items to get you thinking about what you may want to add to your Bug Out Bag or Emergency Essentials stash.
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We debated over which flashlights were the best and you can spend so much money on them or just find what works for you. This iProtec Outdoorsmen 400 Series Flashlight can throw a bright beam over 180m.
This thing says prepper faster than a Mennonite with a cell phone! All American 921 21 Quart Pressure Canner
Kraut, Kraut, Let it all Out! Are you ready to take the journey into making your own Kraut? Here is an example of a cheap way to get started while also watching your fermentation ensue. Anchor Hocking 2.5 Gallon Montana Glass Jar with Fresh Seal Lid