I recently found an article on The Survival Mom that makes a really good point: There’s a lot of talk about developing preparedness plans, but there’s not much talk about testing preparedness plans. Have you ever grabbed your bug out bag and headed into the wilderness, just to see how it goes?
You could learn a lot from doing this: What it’s like to live off your emergency food, how well your equipment works, how comfortable you’d be sleeping outdoors, and much more. The following article has a list of 36 lessons the author learned from testing his survival kit.
The author writes, “Over the last two months, on two separate occasions, I had the opportunity to test my 72-hour kit. Yes, these tests were intentional… Testing a 72 Hour Kit…Why? My background is one of preparedness. In the military, we made casualty response plans, then tested those plans. We called them ‘drills.’ Now, in my post-military life, I’m CERT-trained, and FEMA IS-22 certified and both deal extensively with emergency response and preparation.” Follow the link below to keep reading.