AmeriGirlUK

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About AmeriGirlUK

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  • Biography
    I'm originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. I recently married a British citizen and I'm currently living in England. We love camping and hiking and fishing together.
  • Location
    England
  • Interests
    Reading, writing, hiking, camping, fishing
  • Occupation
    Care worker for elderly/frail/dementia patients
  1. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Thank you, catfish hunter. You've given some excellent advice and guidance!
  2. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    LOL! I made NO apologies for being a "girlie-girl". I'm happy just as I am. I don't worry too much about all the haters in the world. They are just miserable people who don't deserve one second of my time. I'm glad you like the bug out bag. It's so much fun putting one together! I can spend hours and hours at REI or The Bass Pro Shop finding new "stuff" to stuff in there.
  3. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Thank you for those wonderful suggestions. I do need a decent shovel!
  4. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Good suggestion, vonBayern! Now...if I can keep my husband from sneaking in there and stealing it...
  5. AmeriGirlUK

    how old are you?

    I'll be 50 in a couple of weeks. I'm scared! lol
  6. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    These are awesome suggestions! Thank you for taking the time to do this!
  7. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Thank you! I'm always looking for ways to improve it!
  8. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Excellent suggestions! I really do appreciate the input. I do have a great backpack that I use for day hikes. It weighs about 22 lbs when loaded. I should keep it in the trunk of my car in case I couldn't stay with my vehicle, then I could pack some of the stuff from my bug out bag into the backpack. I think the freeze-dried foods would be the best choice for packing purposes. They are super-light!
  9. AmeriGirlUK

    Greetings from England!

    Thank you for the warm welcome!
  10. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Here's the FUN stuff! My zippered bag with all my firestarting items! Whoo Hoo! I use the pocketknife with the serrated edge for my mag/flint stick so I won't dull my best knives. I love my Vaseline saturated cottonballs. They catch fire in seconds! And here's a pic of my keychain. I try not to put too much heavy stuff on it because the weight swinging back and forth while driving will totally ruin a starter switch. I love my LED Pulsar light. It's VERY bright. I bought several of those and gave them to family and friends. Okay, I'll admit it, there is no "real" food whatsoever here. It's all my favorite junk stuff to snack on! LOL!!! I need some help with what kinds of foods I should keep in my bag. Maybe to last three days for three people. Suggestions are greatly appreciated! And then I put it all back into my gear bag to go back into the trunk of my car... AND WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T PACK? I welcome any comments, observations, and suggestions
  11. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Here's all my "girlie" stuff and meds which I keep in that zippered bag. Women do NOT like to be sweaty and stinky! Here are some items I keep all together in another zippered bag. Don't you just love my folding saw my aunt Gail and uncle Hank gave me for Christmas? And I love my little Ultralight First Aid Kit too. Here are my maps and notepads and pencil/pen. I keep these in a ziplock bag to keep them from getting wet.
  12. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Now, I'll show everything in a little more detail. The Kershaw Outcast goes where I go. I keep it by my bed at night, then put it in my bag during the day. I keep the SAK in my purse or on my belt if I'm hiking. This is something else I don't leave home without. I keep this PSK in the console of my car and when I go hiking, I put it in my pocket. It has EVERYTHING in it! My windup LED flashlight (I bought 3 of them) and my Brinkmann LED flashlight. I have a windup AM/FM Radio/Cell Phone Charger somewhere...
  13. AmeriGirlUK

    AmeriGirl's Bug Out Bag

    Here is that same overall view, but broken down in three sections to get a little closer.
  14. Okay, here is a picture of the two bags I keep in my trunk. I put the water bottle there to give you an idea of the size. The larger bag is for my gear and the smaller bag is for clothing. I'm just going to post pics of the items in the larger gear bag because nobody cares to see my undies and socks and clothes! This is an overall view of ALL the stuff I have in the gear bag.
  15. AmeriGirlUK

    Greetings from England!

    Hi, folks! My name is Holly. I'm an American citizen currently living in England with my new British husband Ant. I'm originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the past few years, I've become increasingly aware of the need to be prepared for any type of emergency situations. My husband and I will be moving to Tennessee sometime this year, and we'll be opening our own "bug out bag" store once we get settled. I have found that in England, very few people have any type of survival plan in place! I hope that we'll be able to educate and inform others of the need to have one, especially during these times of economic uncertainty. I'm looking forward to learning from everyone here, and hopefully I'll be able to contribute the little bits of knowledge I've gleaned over the years. Cheers! Holly aka "AmeriGirlUK"