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How To Find The Best Bug Out Bag

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Want to find the best bug out bag to meet your needs? You’re in the right spot. Every good prepper knows your bug out bag is one of the most essential survival tools you’ll have at your disposal when SHTF.
If you need to get outta dodge these bags are crucial for storing your supplies and keeping you fed, hydrated, sheltered and ready for anything.
Unfortunately, many preppers don’t know what to look for in a bug out bag. And as a result they buy the wrong one – and regret it later.

We want you to make the best decision possible on a bag that will fit your needs. That’s why we’re giving you these survival tips on…

How To Find The Best Bug Out Bag

Be Selective About Size

A bag’s carrying capacity sets the stage for your survival experience. However, bigger is not always better.

Bug out bags very much face the “Goldilocks principle” – too big, and the bag weighs you down. Too small, and you can’t store everything you need. No, the best bug out bag is going to be just right.

Bug out bags typically come in three standard sizes: 40 Liters (small), 60 Liters (medium) and 80+ Liters (large). And, in general, the middle-of-the-road option is where you want to be.

Medium bags are great because they’re spacious, while allowing you to haul your stuff around for long distances. They also don’t have as much capacity as the large bags, which helps prevent overpacking.

However, having an additional smaller bag can be a huge asset. For instance, you can fill this with the non-essentials and have your child carry it. They’ll feel helpful, and you won’t have to carry the entire load.

In general, avoiding large bags is a good idea. Unless you can somehow keep it in your vehicle and access it 24/7 (not usually possible in a crisis) keep them on the store shelf.

Make Organization A Priority

Some preppers love planning out where each survival tool will go, down to the last detail. For the rest of us,  we need a bag that can help us prioritize organization. It may sound like a drag, but this is the best way to ensure you’re able to access your gear quickly and easily (crucial for survival).

The best bug out bag often has plenty of compartments to keep similar items together. Opt for ones with a large compartment in the main area, and then lots of medium and small compartments on the front and sides.

Keep in mind you’ll need to be able to close every single compartment. If they don’t seal shut, you’ll risk things falling out. Plus, bug out bags take lots of abuse in a survival situation. If they don’t close, things like bugs, water and dirt can easily get inside.

Focus On Support

This aspect will literally make or break you in a survival situation. That’s because, without the right support, bug out bags will actually hurt your body and can cause damage to your back, hips, and shoulders. And this just makes everything worse.

Keep in mind you’ll likely be carrying around 30-40 pounds of gear. Which means you’ll need a bag that can support this weight. It also needs to disperse this pressure around your body to help you travel long distances.

Normal backpacks offer two shoulder straps. However, in the case of bug out bags, the more straps the better.

The best bug out bag will have shoulder straps, as well as straps for your chest and your waist. These spread the load more evenly across your body.

The best bug out bag will also offer a supportive frame. Internal and external frames help support the weight throughout the bag, preventing tears. And this is definitely worth the investment, especially if your bag is 40+ pounds.

Superior Durability

Remember when I said your bag is likely going to take a lot of abuse? Well, the best bug out bag will be one that can withstand this abuse, and resist ripping & tearing. Thick straps, resistance to water, durable fabrics/materials, and heavy, quality stitching all help make a superior bug out bag.

Keep Up Appearances

This is often the most overlooked factor when it comes to bug out bags. However, it’s one of the most crucial for your survival experience.

Why care about appearance? Well, first impressions are everything. And when you’re out and about people are going to take notice of how you dress, what you’re wearing and how you present yourself. And blending in as absolutely key in an emergency situation.

Many preppers opt for a camouflage military-style bag. Unfortunately, this is just the impression you DON’T want to be making. Bags like these often come with the impression that you’ve prepared, and have a lot of preps. And this can backfire, since many people will likely do anything to distract you and steal your preps.

Bright colors are also a no-go. These will catch any greedy man’s eye – and it will be easy to find in the crowd.

Instead, opt for neutral colors that easily blend into a multitude of environments. These include dark grey, brown, dark grey and tan.

Prevent Mistakes Before They Occur

Even with all these tips, mistakes can still occur when buying and using a bug out bag. That’s why it’s important to learn what these mistakes are ahead of time, so you can avoid getting into trouble.

Check out the video below for some important information on bug out bag mistakes to avoid.


Judge Threatens to Arrest Trump for Going to His Son’s Graduation


Donald Trump, often maligned by his critics, has demonstrated one undeniable truth throughout his public life: he is a devoted and exceptional father. Observing him with his children—Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron—reveals a man who is not only proud but profoundly nurturing. This connection with his children, built on respect and genuine affection, is something that any parent can recognize as authentic and admirable.

Amidst his many battles, the commitment Trump shows to his family life remains unshakeable, even as he faces an unprecedented and, many would argue, highly politicized trial. It’s utterly disheartening to see how low his opponents are willing to stoop in their pursuit to tarnish his image—so much so, that they would even suggest jailing him should he decide to attend his youngest son Barron’s graduation. This insinuation by Justice Juan Merchan is not only absurd but strikes at the heart of basic human decency.

Consider the sheer joy and pride a parent feels witnessing their child achieve a milestone like graduation. Barron, having grown up under the intense scrutiny of his father’s high-profile career, deserves to celebrate his graduation day with both his parents by his side, without the shadow of political vendettas darkening this important family moment.

The trumped up case against Trump, centered around alleged hush money related to an encounter with Stormy Daniels, is based on alleged actions that took place long before he entered the political arena. If we examine this scenario critically, it’s clear that this is a common enough practice among the elite to protect personal and family privacy. Yet, it’s portrayed as a sinister plot solely because Trump is the individual involved. This represents a glaring double standard, especially when compared to how similar situations have been handled with other public figures.

Let’s not forget, Bill Clinton, while President, engaged in far more directly compromising behavior, yet faced no criminal trial. His ability to attend his daughter Chelsea’s graduation and celebrate this occasion publicly was never questioned or jeopardized by his legal entanglements or the moral judgments of others.

It’s a stark illustration of the hypocrisy and bias that drives the actions of those who oppose Trump at every turn. This trial, and the drama surrounding his ability to participate in his son’s graduation, underscores a broader attempt to undermine him in the most personal and painful ways.

Should the situation arise where Trump is barred from attending Barron’s graduation, he should undoubtedly prioritize his paternal duties. Such an act would likely resonate with many Americans who value family and parental rights, potentially rallying more support for Trump in any future endeavors, including elections.

In the end, Trump’s enduring commitment to his family, despite the relentless attacks against him, not only humanizes him but also exemplifies his resilience and dedication. It’s essential to recognize and commend his role as a father amidst the tumult of political strife.

Should Donald Trump be able to go to his son’s graduation?


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Mayorkas in Hot Seat For Allegedly Encouraging Illegals to Vote for Biden


During a recent congressional budget hearing, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas found himself under intense scrutiny by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) concerning a deeply troubling allegation. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project reported the discovery of a flyer, purportedly from Resource Center Matamoros, which brazenly encourages migrants to vote for President Joe Biden, promising, “We need another four years of his term to stay open.” This inflammatory material, allegedly found by independent journalists in Mexico and reported by Muckraker, raises grave concerns about the integrity of our electoral process.

The flyer, still unverified by mainstream media outlets and missing from the Resource Center Matamoros’s official resources, points to a potential scandal of significant proportions. The implications are severe—suggesting a concerted effort to manipulate U.S. elections by influencing the migrant population, a group explicitly ineligible to participate in our voting system.

Rep. Bishop confronted Mayorkas directly: “The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project has released this document that is allegedly a flyer distributed by a non-governmental organization in Mexico called the Resource Center Matamoros … which is said to read, in part, if translated, ‘Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open,'” illustrating a critical lapse in border security and immigration enforcement under the current administration.

Mayorkas’s response was both dismissive and inadequate, stating that “individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in federal elections” and claiming that DHS does not oversee election enrollments but merely enforces border policies. However, this response starkly highlights the core issue—the Biden administration’s lax enforcement and oversight policies, which have allowed millions, including two million undocumented ‘got-aways,’ to potentially exploit loopholes in the electoral registration process.

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration must be held accountable for their role in what appears to be a flagrant disregard for the laws that safeguard both our borders and our ballots. This incident is not an isolated blip but a symptom of a broader, more disturbing trend under Secretary Mayorkas’s DHS: a deliberate softening of immigration policies that seem designed to favor political over practical interests.

It’s imperative for the integrity of our democratic process that thorough investigations are conducted. If migrants are indeed being instructed, implicitly or explicitly, to support a particular political outcome, such actions must be met with the full force of the law. We must demand more than lackluster assurances from our leaders; we need concrete actions and transparent accountability to restore faith in our immigration system and electoral integrity.


Illegals Get the VIP Treatment from Biden's DHS!

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Biden’s Blunders: Scripted Leadership in Crisis Times?


Once again, President Biden has been caught on camera, not trusting his own words during crucial moments. During a recent Oval Office meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister, while the world reels from a violent missile and drone attack by Iran on Israel, Biden couldn’t step away from his pre-written scripts.

Photographs reveal that Biden, aged 81, resorted to a detailed cheat sheet, which embarrassingly included all-caps stage directions for pausing, allowing for translation. This was during his first public address since the devastating attack on Israel over the weekend. The contrast was stark next to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani, who spoke freely, without the aid of notes.

Instead of addressing the nation live while missiles were still threatening lives, the White House chose to “call a lid” early in the evening, opting only to release staged photos of Biden in the Situation Room. It was only after the immediate crisis had eased that Biden communicated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express U.S. support, and convened a discussion with G7 leaders—again, following the script too cautiously, reportedly urging Netanyahu to limit Israel’s response, seemingly more worried about political optics than decisive leadership.

In public, Biden stated, “The United States is committed to Israel’s security…We are committed to a cease-fire that will bring the hostages home and prevent the conflict from spreading further.” Yet, these words, read from his script, now ring hollow, reflecting a pattern of relying on scripted safety nets even in supposedly spontaneous discussions.

This tendency to lean heavily on pre-written prompts was noted not only in moments of international crisis but also in less formal settings like private fundraisers, causing discomfort among his own supporters, as per reports from Axios.

As crises unfold, the leader of the free world should be expected to address his nation and the world with conviction and authenticity, not hide behind carefully curated words. The frequent appearance of Biden’s cheat sheets raises concerning questions about his ability to lead through unscripted challenges—where real leadership is tested not by the ability to follow a script, but to speak from the heart and adapt with strength.



POLL: Is Joe Biden mentally fit to be President?

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