National Safety Month
National Safety Month is an annual, month-long observance throughout the United States. We would like to take this time to share some of the tips and tricks that we have learned while working in the ballistics industry! Whether you prepare by getting some additional groceries or begin to fill your Bug Out Bag; now is the time to start. Continue reading to learn more about Bug Out Bags, and how to prepare for future emergencies.
One of the main suggestions that we make to our customers in regards to prepping is to start off small. Far too often people associate the word “prepping” with complex planning and strategizing. Although being fully prepared is ideal, it may take some time and research to be done properly. Here are some Bullet Blocker Certified Tips that you can use to slowly but surely get your prepping supplies in order.
1. Rather than going to the market with the sole intention of purchasing prepping supplies, simply add in a few small items each time you do your routine grocery shopping! Purchasing items such as canned goods, water and medicine can be a very easy, yet effective way to build up your supplies over time. (See list below for suggestions).
Canned fruit can be a very suitable alternative to fresh fruits as they still offer many vitamins and nutrients, while having a long lasting shelf life. We suggest pineapples or peaches as the best overall choice,
Tuna is a source of high quality protein with almost no fat content. It contains all essential amino acids required by the body for growth and maintenance of lean muscle tissue. It is also a good source of heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids. (4 / 5$)
Not only are baked beans a good source of protein and are high in fiber, they are also low in fat and calories. They contain minerals such as iron and zinc, as well as B vitamins and folic acid. ($3.50 per)
2. Make sure that you have the proper sized Bug Out Bag (BOB) for your desired use. Most BOB are rated for a certain number of days. The size of the bag translates to the amount of supplies you would be able to carry if need be.
Our Jump Backpack is perfect for 1 day pack. Built using a Condor Compact Assault Pack 126, the Jump is guaranteed to be high quality, versatile pack. Perfect for carrying supplies such as food, water, electronics, first aid kit, flashlight, knife, fire starter, firearm and much more. Featuring multiple MOLLE attachment points, extra carrying capacity is always an option.
Our Covert Backpack is the perfect option for a 2 day pack. Featuring multiple compartments, including a padded laptop sleeve; be assured that all of your gear is safe and secure while on the move. This pack is hydration compatible, allowing you to drink effortlessly without stopping.
Our Tactical Backpack is the largest tactical bag we offer, with a 50-liter storage capacity. It features a detachable backpack, perfect for expeditions after setting up base. Hydration compatible and an excessive amount of room, the Tactical Backpack is perfect for 3 day expeditions.
3. One thing that we stress when it comes to prepping, is keeping track. Having a notebook where you can write down your supplies is essential. Nothing is worse than purchasing two times the amount of one item, while forgetting to get another.
Not only does the Bullet Blocker Defender Notebook Folio help you stay organized, it also provides a layer of ballistic protection! A high quality, Level NIJ IIIA insert lines the Folio, creating an instant barrier between you and the threat.
About Our NIJ IIIA Bug Out Vest
The Bullet Blocker Bug Out Vest puts a twist on traditional Bug Out Bags, by adding the element of a vest. Using information gathered from a focus group of preppers, we created an innovative product that has never been thought of before. The Vest works in conjunction with a backpack, using a state – of – the – art waist loop system.
The Bullet Blocker K9 Shadow Vest is constructed using the same methods and materials as their human counterpart’s. We designed these vests not only to keep canine officers safe (ensure our canine officers safety), but to keep them productive in any situation. Sitting, running, laying down and even jumping are all a possibility with the K9 Shadow Vest. They offer the highest rated soft body armor on the market, and are extremely flexible for uninhabited mobility.
The Prepared - Prepping for beginners - Emergency preparedness checklist: Prepping for beginners. One of the most comprehensive articles written on beginner prepping.
The Survivalist Blog - An independent blog with some pretty good articles, including quick tips on assembling your own "Grab And Go Survival Pack" also known as a "bug out bag".
Urban Survivalist Blog - This would ordinarily be too small and inactive to include in this list for having only three articles. They focus on short-term disaster preparedness, quick and easy.