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  1. People often don't consider the health side of bugging out, or even bugging in for that matter. Sure you have your top of the line gear with MOLLE versatility and swiveling coffee maker attachment but can that gear save you from an iodine deficiency? Illness and other health concerns should be at the very top of your list of most dangerous things that are likely to occur to me. If chronic illness isn't at the top of your list your either lying or not human. So here are 3 things you should consider preparing or even implementing into your life now. You'll be sure glad you did in an emergency. 1. Vitamins & Supplements In a country where the average lunch always includes fries and serving size is of buffet proportions, people are often malnourished in many areas of their diet. Yes, even for a first world country many of us are malnourished and deficient. The proof is in the pudding, and the gravy, and the fast food, and the triple cheeseburger combo with fries and vanilla icecream, and the... well, get the idea. Vitamins are not only a great source of energy and replenish the parts your diet where your missing out, but in an emergency situation where your relying on whats in your BOB or your own food supply having vitamins is important. Those Mainstay Food Rations you may have packed up may be good for a while, but eating only that for a month of more without other sources of vitamins in a demanding environment can prove debilitating. Good non-synthetic well rounded multi-vitamins are ideal. Supplements are great too, the challenges of an emergency can be felt mentally as well as physically, that's why supplements like Saint Johns Wort for depression and Ashwanganda for focus can be invaluable, especially in convenient pill form. 2. Homeopathic Medicine Some may be skeptic of homeopathic medicine, but to curtail your doubts I present you a study done by the government of Switzerland. Homeopathic medicine often is often times packed in small cylindrical bottles with dozens of doses. Perfect for BOB's. The medicine can be used to cure the symptoms of a a variety of ailments both physical and even mental (emotional unbalance such as excessive fear). Homeopathic medicine is based on the same principal where snake venom cures snake bite victims, theirs a lot of interesting science behind it and its been around for a very long time. Whats great about it is you can get homeopathic medicine for a variety of of symptoms and store it in your medic bag where it doesn't take up much space at all. 3. Physical Fitness In the prepper community, its often forgot about the importance of fitness and physical endurance. If your serious about prepping, you need to be serious about being in shape. It might be time to start eating right and going to the gym as well as putting yourself on supplements and really getting in shape. If you expect to haul that 50 lb pack dozens of miles as well as live and hunt and thrive and you weigh 220 lbs with a 40 inch waist you have something coming to you. It's called survival of the fittest for a reason and the importance of strength and fitness can't be stressed enough. You may be fit enough to Get Out Of the Dodge, whether it be hurricane, earthquake, etc. But in situations which many of the people in this community prepare for, being physically fit will be your priority. Back in the old days a father didn't care if his daughter brought home a black guy or a why guy or an asian guy, but someone big enough to protect her from anyone that could threaten her. In essence its important to be in shape, physically and mentally. An able body means an able mind and both are important in any situation. So what should you be packing? Well if your health is important, if you have prescriptions you should have what you need, be mindful of expiration dates. Also if you wear glasses you should have spare pairs or even consider getting LASIK. So consider these three things if your considering bugging out, bugging in, or just living your life day to day trying to become a healthier person. I hope you find some of this information useful or are inspired to become healthier, because you never know what the future might hold.