Preppers know the importance of a bug out bag. And a bug out vehicle. And a home, maybe a retreat to, fortified and well supplied. But, what about everyday carry of items when the BOB is a little cumbersome?
For those instances where you don’t need total protection, consider the Pill Bottle Survival Kit. Patrick Blair wrote an easy how-to article at Survival at Home. Check it out:
The Pill Bottle Survival Kit
Blair recommends several variations of the bottle kit. First, he stocks one with a variety of common items. They include:
- 550 paracord, wrapped around the bottle;
- A ring hook for easy attachment;
- A compass;
- A candle;
- Mini flashlight;
- Index car;
- Dental floss;
- Safety pins
- Some OTC medications;
- Cleaning wipe;
- A little foil;
- A razor; and
- Fishing line.
It’s amazing how much one can stuff into a small container. And Blair has more ideas. Since these things are so easy to cook up, he has other variations. Like:
A Fishing Bottle Kit:
A Mini Medical Kit:
- Pain pills;
- Allergy meds;
- Wipes; and
He encourages all of us to use our imaginations. That actually seems like good advice. How many different uses can you think of?
This idea is as ingenious as it is easy and simple. Everyone has access to a pill or other, suitable and small bottle. And it only takes a minute or two to add the items you need. You probably have everything at home right now.
Why not make a kit – or two – and put them back for the next emergency. It’s a pill that’s easy to swallow.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.