WORKING WITH THE BUNKER DAYS SITE TOOLS
I am not a newcomer to the subjects of outdoor survival, defensive tactics and self-reliance. So, what would Bunker Days have to offer me? For one, no matter how much I think I know, there is much more I can learn. Checking into the various bunkers on this site is a great way to tap into the experiences of the members—whether it’s learning some small tricks of the trade on fire-starting, techniques on snare setups or getting helpful advice on setting up a home canning and food storage area. And as much as I try to stay current on available gear, after spending some time on the Bunker Days site, I found some interesting, new products I didn’t know existed, along with some old standbys I had assumed were long discontinued. Browsing through the site’s Depot section also provided some ideas on useful items I had overlooked; things I really should add to my kit. By flagging them over to my online inventory, I found I could build a wish list of gear I wanted to purchase to complete my outfit. Also, that inventory feature will help me keep my gear organized. Too often, I’m “borrowing” items from one bag or pack to put into another for a hike or a hunt. After a while, I have no idea of the key items that might be missing, should I have to grab and go. I found the SIPS very beneficial as well. I realized I have a lot work to do in this area: I need to create them for specific emergency events I could experience where I live. I’m literally surrounded by gear, but I need to do a better job planning routes for possible evacuation scenarios, secure my premises better if I need to hunker down, and set up a regular schedule for physical conditioning and skills training. Being able to track my progress on the site will keep me motivated while ensuring all needed readiness steps are addressed. I believe that the more I make use of the tools provided on the Bunker Days site, the more I’ll find positive ways to make use of them.