This Bug Out Bag video is like nothing you've ever seen before. 3 1/2 hours of BOB items you've never thought of. Steven Harris thinks like no one else. He teaches the military so he teaches the best of the best. You need this video. I thought I had a very comprehensive Bug Out Bag until this video. Now I know I have one of the best. Harlan M.
Steve Thank You! Finally common sense to help people prepare. You don't tell me what I must have, you are helping me make decisions on gear based on real practical, tested advice. You said it yourself best in the Bug Out Bag video when you said I'm just educating you and allowing you to make decisions. (21:20 into the video). Finally someone providing helpful teaching rather than trying to sell me expensive gear I don't really need. I started the video and didn't stop the entire time. 2.5 hours of solid teaching worth every minute I spent watching. This not only will help me build a proper bug out bag but will save me hours of surfing the net trying to build a complete bugout bag. Such valuable information just packed into 2.5 hours. It is just loaded with things you have never seen before on other sites. Gordon K.
I waited to build my bug out bag until Steve was done with this video because I knew I'd get fresh ideas not seen anywhere else. I was not disappointed. You won't find rehashed "what kind of bag and foods do I need?" material in this video- you can get that anywhere. Steve presents innovative solutions that will have you saying "ah-hah" often. Great work! - Ryan S.
Wow, I didn't even know that some of the tools in this video existed! I love Steven Harris' "bottom-line, no nonsense" approach to sharing his first-hand experience with various tools and his very clever tips. He teaches you the principles you need to know to build redundancy not just in your But Out Bag but also in your every day life and travels. If you're looking for practical and useful information, then check out the Bug Out Bag video! - Lee G.
WOW this is an incredibly informative video. The dude knows a lot, this is the video to have. One of the coolest things about it is that he has not only tested all of the products he recommends, but he has researched and compared them against other alternatives and determined which ones he would choose. This is all logic based, practical application. It isn't so much "you need this tool", as it is "you need a tool that is able to perform this function, and here is why. So make sure you buy the one that will do that". He is also all about being price conscious, brands don't matter, functionality does. He said it best himself in the video, "I'm teaching you principles, not stuff." This just adds to his credibility in my mind. He thinks beyond the immediate situation to the "and then" scenarios, as well as providing scenarios that you may not have thought of. This video is all about going beyond the obvious. This video has so much information that it should have chapters and a table of contents! If this were a book, it wouldn't be a 'how to' book, it'd be a text book... or an encyclopedia! Kevin N.
The bug out bags video training is a well rounded insight in to the philosophy of what to carry and why. Steven provides pros and cons on specific carry items based on his personal experience. His insights and practical approach to various traveling scenarios gives you everything you need to design a carry system that meets you specific needs. Whether bugging out, getting home, stuck in traffic, or traveling overseas, there is something in this video for everyone. Patrick M.
Steve's unique, creative insight into multiple function items is sure to be a refreshing and educational insight for people of all prepping levels. Are you are looking into rounding out your bag making it more useful for real world events? Perhaps the loss of use of your vehicle in the middle of a commute due to a traffic accident or a mechanical breakdown. Maybe an unexpected trip to the hospital, Steve is sure to give you plenty of food for thought. Justin F.
Steven puts real world science and engineering analysis into his recommendations, which is something I highly value. I am always excited to watch his videos and read his sites. Don P
Steve recognizes that the most likely disasters that we face are from regional effects of nature or man-made problems, not from the total collapse of society. Yes, he talks about filtering water or starting a fire, but he also covers charging your electrical batteries to operate your cell phone or radio and how to choose a multi-meter. He stresses the need for carrying adequate cash reserves. Although he shows equipment, he knows that technology becomes obsolete quickly, so he addresses the reasons for his selections, allowing the viewer to choose models that address their personal needs. He also notes that adequate is often better than best, when size and weight are factored in. Don J.
As usual, Steven has put together a bunch of great original thinking that results in a very permacultured design... everything in the kit is supported by several other elements in the kit, and each element performs multiple functions as well, many supporting some other element of the kit. Steven's "Two is one, One is none, Three is for me (and so on)" philosophy results in a Bug Out Bag that isn't just resilient, it's anti-fragile. Anti Fragility is what we all need to strive for in the coming years. Check out this video from Steve Harris (and his many others) and you'll be well on your way. Kyle W.
Steve does NOT present a detailed listing of items that you must have in your Bug Out Bag. He does NOT tell you the way that you should 'Bug Out' in a given set of circumstances. What he DOES provide is an extensive discussion of Capabilities that you would probably like to have with you any time you are away from home. This could be at your office, on a business trip, during your daily commute, on vacation, or during the proverbial disaster. In a format suitable for a kitchen table discussion, he talks about how to back up your resources and the capabilities you exercise in normal daily activities. He doesn't neglect the traditional preparations for Fire, Water, Navigation, and Communications. But he also includes how to know that you can cope with the 'normal' glitches and inconveniences that may happen during typical daily activities. He does give examples of how to reduce the inconvenience of a dead cell phone battery, and of how to lessen the discomfort of isolated (or systemic) flight cancellations. He encourages 'what if' thinking about how you can find alternates that will turn potential crises into mere inconveniences. You will learn that Steve's mantra is 'Two is one, one is none, and three is for me'. And he shows how he continues to adapt inexpensive items to provide quality alternatives. Ray R.
As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. Harrington E.
Steve doesn't spend a lot of time on the standard fare (bags, knives, tools); most of the ideas in this video are ones I haven't seen elsewhere. His presentation is partially specific, tested equipment (the electronics) and partially concepts around generic equipment you can get anywhere (hard tools). Now for the praise: I have kept a Get Home Bag with me for many years and have read many articles on the subject, but I will be making several changes after having watched this video. John H.
Well the Doctor of Disaster Preparedness has done it again. In the Bug out video you will be presented with often overlooked items that can increase your survivability should an unfortunate event occur. It demonstrates that you need not spend truckloads of money on the latest survival fad tools to accomplish what normal off-the-shelf items can accomplish just as well, if not better. This video is not about specific items, but methods and concepts to allow you to increase your overall preparedness. An eye opening, mind expanding lesson in different areas of self preparedness that everyone should consider as basic needs. James R.
Steve shows a lot of cool stuff in this video, but what sets this video apart is that he does not fall for, or peddle, flashy and useless garbage. And he does not advocate for a one-size fits all kit. This video shows an array of quality equipment, and how to best maximize their benefits. I was impressed by Steve's thoughtful attention to the little details, and ability to select or modify gear that had multiple functionality. Looking forward to more solid info from Steve's next video. Corey S.
Steven Harris presents in a very straight forward way how to assemble your own Bug Out/Get Home bag using many less expensive non specialized items that anybody can find in local stores, proving you don't need to buy overpriced specialty survival items to be prepared. Rick B.
If you've heard about Bug Out Bags and thought they were something for the "prepper" crowd, think again. This is a video that may be labeled "Bug Out Bag", but it's different. This is a video for the person who travels a lot as well. Do you remember the last time you had a power outage? This video has a huge section on flashlights and batteries. Have you ever been in a hotel room when it lost power? Strange, unfamiliar place, no lights? Yeah, it can be a bit scary. Wouldn't you like to have the means to provide light? This video will show you how, with. multiple options. If you are of the "Preparedness" mindset, this video has things for you as well. How do you deal with the need for water when your not at home? There are some really good suggestions here. Do you have a leatherman style tool? Have you ever tried to use the saw? How about the screwdriver? Not real practical are they? This video will show you some options that are more ergonomic and, well, better. Lot's of good information here. There are things that this Scoutmaster will be sharing with his troop in the near future. Rick D.
This video is very well done and packed with information! For me, the true test on whether this was a useful video or not is to answer this question "After finishing the video, did it change your preps in any way?" and the answer for me is "YES". I thought that my bag pretty much had everything in it, but realized that some things need to be changed for a better version, and some things I was just flat out missing because I never considered that scenario until Steve brought it up. If you want those nagging questions in your head about do you have what you need for EDC, or is your bag really complete?" then I would highly recommend this video. Mike D.
Smooth download...flawless play back online...not to mention great delivery of some great new ideas, items and hacks. I enjoyed and learned throughout the the entire presentation. This is a well thought out and presented video that offers many new ideas and ways of approaching a topic that has been covered ad nausea on Youtube by persons unqualified or flying by the seat of their pant presenting their ideas and a topic that has the lives of many people hanging in the balance. If you have ever watched any of Steve's other videos you will be pleased to know that this video has it's share of "why didn't I think of that and/or WOW...that CAN be done without spending an arm and a leg" moments. Watch this and other Steve videos and be prepared to be amazed !!! John B.
I love to have Steve's tested knowledge shatter my ideas of preparedness and make it accessible to everyday people so we can empower our homes and communities our spouse can relate to and incorporate them naturally as well. I appreciate how you teach us about normal technologies and guide us to buy realistic accessible and affordable tools/ components. Thanks! Miguel R.
I have worked my whole life as a hands on fix anything kind of a guy and learned most every thing by hands on application. This video is based on hands on knowledge by Steve ,which will save me endless time and money by trial and error to find out the results that Steve has given on this video. Gary N.
You have provided so much information for the people of this world to better themselves and to help their families in time of crisis. I wish you the best and will continue to read your emails and buy your products. You have shown me repeatedly, in a proper manner, that you know what you are talking about in a field of so many pretenders. Craig C.
The lithium battery info was great. I avoided Li rechargeables until the video explained them. I have a VC2 USB Battery Charger, Lithium ion 14500s, and Lithium ion 18650s on order, the 14500s destined for a Coast HP1 I found out about on one of the 1234 sites. Nothing 'Harris approved' I've bought ever had any issues. Get the video, it's full of great info. Ryan W.
We like it that you "love/test" this stuff...so that when we spend our $ we know we're not getting fake/junk and it's going to work. Really liked the charger that charges various sizes of batteries as well as the cell phone! Barbara T.
The videos Steven Harris makes are fantastic. I have learned so much, and plan on rewatching all 3+ hours. They are that good. Mike E.
This is a good video, I'd like to think I have an OK bag, but in the normal Steven Harris Fashion, I saw a few holes to be filled in after watching this video. Dave D.
A refreshing perspective on how to select methods and equipment to meet your emergency needs. The information presented in the video was clearly the product of a LOT of personal experience and research. Cameron H.
Steven always has unique ideas, I call them my duh moments. Why didn't I think of that type thing. Valuable ideas that are useful not only in disaster situations but practical everyday items as well. Tim R.
This is a good video that teaches you more about how to think than what to bring, even if there are 101 items in the video. If you are looking for paint by numbers go somewhere else. Thank you for your dedication to truth. In a genre filled with so much crap, your candor and knowledge are refreshing. - Tim D.