THE “JOYS” OF SMOKING
If you smoke cigarettes, you are nothing but a liability. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America. You will be very little help to your family and friends when the end of the world does arrive if you are suffering nicotine fits and panting like Jabba the Hutt after a 10K foot race. If you smoke, you will be the first one eaten when those puckish zombies show up.
Quitting is tough, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’ve got to do it. Gum and patches are overthe-counter now, and your physician can hook you up with stronger tools if you can’t shake the habit on your own. You will undoubtedly make a zillion stupid excuses for continuing this ridiculous practice, but you need to just suck it up and get this stuff out of your life.
Each cigarette subtracts 12 minutes from a normal lifespan. Cigarettes kill a quarter of the population, and yet, we still tolerate it. Cigarettes make you slow, cost you money you could use for important things (such as bug-out bags and guns) ... and cause you to smell bad. Those of us who don’t smoke know you do the moment you walk into a room.
If you care enough to drop your well-earned money on this fine publication, you should have more sense than to smoke cigarettes. Do whatever it takes to quit smoking.
the bare steel bed of a pickup truck in cold weather will suck the heat out of your body as fast as you can produce it.
A decent sleeping bag is also a great boon when attending to injured folks. Keeping an injured person warm will help ward off shock. Metabolically speaking, an injured body has enough to fret about without trying to maintain core body temperature.
As with all aspects of a bug-out bag, assess your circumstances. A lightweight, compact bag that is easy to tote might be a good compromise when temperatures are not too wretched. Remember that even in temperate areas, it can get chilly at night. In a survival situation, you need not really be comfortable; you just don’t want to freeze.
… PLANNING YOUR BAG CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP A SURVIVOR’S MINDSET BEFORE THE ZOMBIES ACTUALLY ARRIVE.
Above: Your bug-out bag should be a little bit different and customized to your unique circumstances. Whether you expect to have to carry it long distances is the starting point.
Below: If your main concern is surviving a severe weather event, your bug-out bag’s loadout should be different than for someone whose primary focus is civil unrest.