Bug Out Survival Gear Tips I Learned The Hard Way

Don’t Learn These Critical “Bug-Out” Survival Tips The Hard Way

by Jeff Anderson, Editor: Modern Combat & Survival Magazine
Decorated U.S. Military Combat Veteran, Executive Protection Specialist

 

There was NO mercy…

When I was in the Army’s elite 10th Mountain Division light-infantry for almost 4 years, we had a lot to prove – and we did it all on our feet.

Traveling up to about 25 miles per day with no vehicle support… carrying a rucksack filled with all of my field gear, ammo, commo equipment… popping Motrin like tic-tacs to kill the pain in my feet.

Yup… you learn a LOT about what works and what doesn’t work when you’re forced to get from Point A to Point B with nothing but your feet to get you and your supplies there.

And it’s exactly the same if you’re ever forced to bug-out by foot during a crisis, so let me share…

5 Combat Military Bug-Out Survival Tips I Learned The Hard Way

Bug-Out Survival Tips

1. The Right Boots

I can’t stress enough how important choosing the right hiking books are for traveling long distances.

In the military, we had our issued combat boots and after a good break-in period, they were super comfortable.

Make sure you choose a comfortable pair of hiking boots (don’t go cheap!)… break them in by wearing them daily for a few months… and then setting them aside for “go time”.

Also consider sliding in a padded insert sole for more cushion and comfort.

2. Foot Powder

Your fee’s two worst enemies are friction and moisture.

Moist feet makes your skiln more vulnerable to abrasions and blisters.

Stop every 3 milies or so to dust your bare feet with foot powder to keep your feet dry and safe as you’re walking.

3. Panty Hose

Blisters happen because of repetitive friction between your socks and your skin inside of your boots.

Over time, the intense pain from blisters will have you limping… then hobbling… then completely stopped by the side of the road in excrutiating pain.

Wear a pair of knee-high panty hose under your regular hiking socks and your regular socks will rub against the hose instead of your skin and greatly reduce your potential for blisters.

 

The next 2 tips reveal the biggest problem I still see today among even so-called “expert” survivalists.