Why Survival Backpacks?
Modern life is easy. Most of us are lucky that we don't spend much time wondering when our next meal will come, or where it will come from. Same with water, hygiene, electricity, transportation, communication, and medical care. This is a blessing of our society but it does create a huge dependency on modern technology, infrastructure, institutions, and other people.
If you were to take away just one of these conveniences, even for a short time, would you be able to cope? How long without clean water before you may become desperate and the health and well being of your family would not be guaranteed?
The fact is every year millions of people are faced with scenarios that wipe out one or many of the things we take for granted. It doesn't take long for people to be fearful, panicked, and desperate.
You owe it to yourself and your family to be prepared to plan for and overcome these scenarios. After all, when a disaster does occur, you don't want to end up waiting for rescue, or standing in lines for hours just to get food or water.
Prepare for the Worst when things are good!
Our World Is Unpredictable
Some people may think that their risk of disaster is small or that help is just a phone call away. They may think that our society and country is insulated from any real turmoil or suffering. Hopefully, they are right, but just because you have a good job doesn't mean you shouldn't save for a rainy day.
A wise man prepares when times are good so that they can survive and provide help to their family and neighbors in a crisis.
At the start of 2020, few people could have predicted such a major health scare that would affect the entire world. This global pandemic not only threatened people's health but also our food supply and economy. Those who planned ahead by storing extra food, saving money, and keeping personal protective equipment in their emergency kit certainly did not regret it.
Unfortunately, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, pandemics, civil unrest, and other disasters are a possibility and preparation is our responsibility.
Practical & Useful
A "survival backpack" can be useful even without a disaster. If you are a hunter, hiker, or traveler, a survival kit or "go bag" can give you peace of mind when you are off on your own or in remote areas. If something were to happen the contents of a comprehensive 72-hour kit would increase your chances of surviving until help comes.
Whatever your adventures or activities are, preparation can keep a simple accident or mishap from turning into a serious threat to your life. Even if you just make a habit of packing a backpack with just a first aid kit and bottle of water, it is better than nothing.
Find more details on building a 72-kit/survival kit here.