There is more to survival than merely packing a bugout backpack. While much of the prepper world is focused on one’s ability to survive a disaster, typical SHTF tactical loadout plans are pointed at fighting your way to survive may it be in your home front or in the wild after a catastrophic incident. With the current news bringing horrid realities to your neighborhood, it is only fitting to arm yourself, if not the whole household, with the right tactical loadout to ensure security should SHTF.
When thinking of buffing your battle gear for the inevitable, the following loadout gears and stuffs must be build up as part of your survival-slash-combat arsenal.
Loadout Carrier. You will need a protective container that will hold all your guns, ammos, assault rifles, and so on. There are quite a number of loadout carrier for you to choose from. The Snow Raptor is an excellent option for in-house combat stash. Made of 1000denier DuPont condura material that’s reinforced with Kydex bottom complete with easy-wheels, it offers durability and strength as well as convenience. Inside, a sturdy compression strap helps secure all contents essential when moving about.
Personal Loadout Rig. While roll-away loadout bags are great options, it is also wiser to have a personal carrier. Take this Mayflower Chest Rig, for instance, or the CVLIFE Adjustable Hunting Military Molle Style Tactical Vest. These carrier types can help hold your battle-for-survival essential without restricting mobility while ensuring ease of access to everything you need to fend off an attacker or to protect yourself and your loved one from any forms of assault while out and about.
The main ideas is to have a sturdy container or carrier for your tactical loadout requirements such as mag dumps and ammos, assault rifle, handheld gun, smoke grenade, GPS or compass, radio pouches, flashlight complete with strobe function, MREs, night vision equipment, headlamp, paracord, spare batteries, and other pertinent gear including a pouch to hold your hydration. It must also have space for multi tools, electrical tape, as well as hygiene and wound kit. When picking the best brand, always go for rugged quality and one that doesn’t exceed your body limit. Remember that its the survival of the fittest and the fastest out there. You would not want something that will slow you down.
Combat Weapons. This being your stash for survival when combat is imminent, the need to have combat weapons handy must also be prepared upon. You will need a 5.56mm or higher semi-automatic rifle, a side arm pistol, handgun or revolver. Along with these, you will also need at least 6 rounds of magazines and more in your loadout bag for good measure. Take note: You will need at least 180 rounds of ammo for primary weapons and 52 rounds more for a secondary one.
Sight Accessory. A sight accessory like the NATO-approved Elcan SpecterDR Optical Sight will also make a good addition to easily spot adversaries. It is never a question on how ready or prepared you are but rather on how you can anticipate any forms of attack coming your way. Another practical option is to buy monoculars with night vision like the Firefield 5×50 Night Optics Argus Riflescope.
Tactical Knife. Scared of the thought of running out of ammo? Fret-not, a fixed blade knife stashed in your shin belt or tactical load rig will help save the day. Fixed blade knives, like the Snake Eye Tactical Navy Seal Fixed Blade Combat Bowie Knife w/ Sheath, make an excellent combat blade of choice as it can do multiple functions. It does not only aid in self-defense, it also is an effective first aid tool, shelter building, food preparation, hunting, digging, hunting, fire-making, and other means of survival methods.
Other Gear. You will also need a Kevlar helmet rated at least NIJ Level III-A, camo clothes and boots, eye protection, hand protection and earplugs.
Overall, prepping for an eventual disaster should not just focus on surviving but more so on being able to defend yourself in the case of an attack. When SHTF tactical loadout gear must come equipped with the aforementioned necessities including stuff for recon and medic loadout. The key to all these is to build up your arsenal gradually until you have everything you need and maybe more! Be reminded though of state legislation regarding permit to carry and own guns.