“Observations On Bugging Out By Foot” was a great article by J. Smith. Like him, we use the Military Modular Seep System. It can be purchased new on eBay for $120 to $150. We keep them in our bug out bags here in cold country.
Another item we have tested and found to be very useful is the Solo Stove wood gas stove. It only weighs 9 ounces and you can cook a meal with just twigs. It has an alcohol stove option that fits inside and only weighs a few ounces. You can get both stoves as a kit for about $90 on Amazon.
Lastly, I should mention that the stove works well with the Esbit Fuel Tabs. You then have three fuel options to cook with in a very compact, lightweight package.
Keep up the great work, – PED
I appreciated the article ‘Observations on Bugging Out By Foot, by J. Smith’. As a ‘seasoned’ citizen I would like to offer this suggestion. In my youth I did 15 – 20 miles with a 45 pound pack with no problem. However, now in my mid sixties, I may well be able to walk extended distances, but I could not do so with a full pack. Even if I was able to, I can assure that my wife could not. Consider also the younger family man with a couple of kids. The extra food, water and supplies could very well overwhelm dad’s ability to carry all that was needed. Yet, the need may still arise. My solution to this problem is the ‘deer cart.’ They are easily portable, highly mobile and rugged enough to carry a heavy load.
Side note: If you were going to bug out on a bike, you could consider a bike trailer! – Fred K.