Jewish Preppers?

Some people finding our website may be wondering what is a Prepper and why does it have a religious affiliation? Well the short answer is...A Prepper is the modern day survivalist. It's not (necessarily) a right-wing militiaman preparing for Armageddon in the boondocks of Montana. But better represented by a normal, educated, middle class individual perhaps living in the most urban of cities, preparing themselves physically and mentally for any upcoming disaster, natural or man-made. This could include anything from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, social unrest to an act of terrorism. Preparations include: food supply, medical supply, weapons supply etc. and the knowledge and skills to use them. Of course, a Jewish Prepper is just a designation for a small niche of the Prepper Community that is of the Jewish Faith. We are non-profit and nonpartisan. Enjoy!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Spring Cleaning: BOB and GOOD bags

The weather finally began to warm up and it is time to do a Spring cleaning - remove all the winter gear and replace it with more seasonally appropriate clothing. Other items, from ammo in magazines to something that starts a Z that are independent of the weather, would stay.

A far better write up than I could achieve can be found here: on 06 May 2012, titled "Some Notes on Current Load-Outs and Gear".  Perhaps too complicated for some but read it and try to figure it out. If you can't, ask someone or email me here.

My BOB (Bug Out Bag) is my 'grab that bag as I run out of my burning house', some basics, whereas my GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) bag is much larger and is when I have a bit more time to run away. A bit more time, and I throw all I can in my car and drive. Mosby's 'fighting out load' is akin to the BOB. Out of necessity, it must be tailored to your ability and environment; his 'sustainment load' is similar to the GOOD bag, and likewise must be tailored to you strengths and needs.

Yup, he has a lot of stuff. You must keep in mind you may be carrying this stuff, and the weight may be a significant limiting factor. Bullets or water? For me, bullets, as in my environment there is plenty of streams, ponds and lakes, and my water filter with a water bladder goes a long way. Because there's so much water (think mud), I add a extra socks and a pair of boots. Look at his list, copy the parts that work for you, add what needs to be added. And if you physically unable to to trek out on foot, make damn sure you pay attention and drive while the driving is good. Yup, this may mean a few 'false alarms'; consider them practice and learn from them.

I have begun to pre-position much of my preps at what I am beginning to call 'Sanctuary'. I brought up a bag of winter gear to leave up there. If all goes well, I'll pick it up in the Fall. If the SHTF, it's where I need them. I just got to make sure I don't wait too long a make a nice drive into an 3 or 4 week hike. I heard the black flies out here are hellish and DEET doesn't work. I better dig up the mosquito suit before I forget.

And keep an eye on Daniel Greenberg at


East Side Portland Carpet Cleaning said...

Thanks for sharing a piece of your life! I really enjoyed your blog. More power to you!

David L said...