Bird Box Survival

Bird Box exploded among movie watchers. If you haven’t seen the hit thriller, it’s a must watch. However, I must warn you. If you watch it, you will walk away a prepper.

The setting takes place during a five-year span after an unknown presence drives mass droves to commit suicide. The heroine, played by Sandra Bullock, finds refuge with a band of strangers the day “it” hits the United States. The movie follows their survival in the days and years after the event.prep

This movie instantly causes viewers to debate “what if” scenarios through the entire movie. From start to finish, I found myself thinking how unprepared I am if some unknown epidemic spread. How would I survive? How could I store my gear? Where would my first stop be? Do I have enough ammunition? Are my guns reliable enough?

Most of these questions resulted in a solid NO answer. I don’t feel I’m prepared to encounter a 6-month power outage or an ominous, mystery epidemic. Life makes preparing for something of this nature difficult. Thankfully, there are folks out there who make prepping easy. From storage to food these are the items you need to begin preparing for a “Bird Box” situation.

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GUNS
Yes, you need firearms for these situations. Stick with popular calibers so if you must move locations, scavenging ammo becomes much easier when looking for calibers like 9mm, 5.56 or 12ga.

GLOCK G19
Everyone knows that GLOCK guns have a reputation for running no matter what. That’s the kind of reliability I want when venturing into the unknown. BUY HERE

KEL-TEC KSG
I don’t like reloading. If I’m in the middle of a crisis situation, the last thing I want to be doing is reloading over and over. The Kel-Tec KSG holds 14 rounds, making reloading less frequent. BUY HERE

PSA 5.56 NATO Pistol
Lightening the load is crucial. I have a pistol-length 5.56 simply because it’s easy to carry and highly accurate, even at longer distances. The Palmetto State Armory Classic SOB pistol is a great option to stow away for a bad day. BUY HERE

BONUS GUN
The Henry AR-7 might be the most practical gun. It collapses down to nothing and well-placed shots take down small game animals for food. Plus, it’s a popular caliber and doesn’t cause much disturbance. BUY HERE

AMMO
Bird Box taught me I apparently don’t need to be stingy with my round count. Hurling bullets all willy nilly seems to be pretty standard practice. Look, in dire situations I’m not fretting about bullet expansion or velocity performance. I want rounds and a ton of them.

Federal American Eagle
This is where personal preference goes out the window. If I can get 600 rounds for under $150, I’m going to take that deal all day long. Plus, it comes with a dry storage box. BUY HERE

Federal FMJ
You want to take things to the next level? One stop buy on this deal. Brownells offers 12,500 rounds in one storable barrel. That round count should suffice…unless you’re a horrible aim. BUY HERE

Aguila Super Extra Standard Velocity
Aguila ammo runs in everything. Rimfire ammunition is easy to get a bunch of ammo cheap and quick. It doesn’t take up a bunch of room, which is great when on the move. BUY HERE

FOOD
One of the biggest fears is going without food. Most nutritionist say that an average person can go without food for four to six weeks. That isn’t long if you think about it. Six months of food rations is the bar we should attain. However, I believe this crowd are overachievers. We can do more.

Six Months
Wise Food Storage is industry standard for nourishment during hard times. For a family of four, preppers have 2,160 meals for long term emergency. There’s a benefit to staying put during times of crisis. Most people begin moving when they don’t have water or food. Stay put if you can. BUY HERE

One Year
This may be the smartest decision. Natural disastelostrs are also a good reason to be fully stocked and ready to weather the storm. One year allows survivors comfort planning the next move and how to survive beyond the first year. BUY HERE

5-Day Pack
Your rendezvous point is miles away and you’ve got to move. The only plan is to have a go-bag with minimal supplies. A healthy person can walk up to 30 miles in one day. Over the course of five days that means you can cover up to 150 miles. A little, solar pack like this one may be extremely valuable. BUY HERE

BONUS FOOD
Have you thought about your pets? A good pet could save your life. It’s time to think about prepping for them as well. BUY HERE

WATER
You thought not having food was bad. A person can go maybe one week without water. Having a backup plan for potable water is crucial.

Katadyn Vario Microfilter
This one is great for a small group. It treats up to 2 liters of water per minute with little effort. BUY HERE

Blue Can Water
Canned water stays good forever. If you plan on staying put in one area, this should be your first purchase, and you should buy a bunch of it. BUY HERE

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
These are great to have around. They are easily deployable and don’t cost a bunch to stock pile. Everyone needs their own LifeStraw. BUY HERE

STORAGE
Stowing away your goods is difficult. Room is limited, and withstanding harsh conditions over long periods of time is a daunting task.

Dry & Dry Premium Silica Desiccant
To make gear last longer, keeping moisture out is paramount. A quality, reusable desiccant is recommended to last the long haul. BUY HERE

Shipping container
This is the best way to store all survival necessities in one location. Shipping containers offer shelter, storage and security in one location. Plus, there are shipping containers on Amazon ready to ship. Look through the pages to find a shipping container ready to ship near you. BUY HERE

 KOIOS Vacuum Sealer
A vacuum sealer works on ammo and food. This vacuum sealer from KOIOS is a great entry into the sealing game. BUY HERE However, if you really want to step your sealing up to the next level, something more commercial strength is recommended. BUY HERE

Bird Box is entertaining, but it should do more. This flick should jumpstart the process of prepping. I’m like most the folks out there. I used to think prepping was just for crazy folks with too much time on their hands. Now, I’m starting to rethink my plan, making sure my family is ready for the “Bird Box” moment. ~ KJ

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Kevin Jarnagin
Kevin Jarnagin (KJ) hails from Oklahoma, but quickly established Louisiana roots after joining the Gun Talk team. KJ grew up as a big game hunter, and knows his way around a bass boat. Whether it’s making his way to British Columbia for elk or training with pistols, Jarnagin always seems to find a gun in his hands and adventure on his mind.

 

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