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vests are good for short term survival
by: JOHN

But you never know just what kind of situation you will find yourself in,just look at Hurricane Katrina families had to leave there homes on short notice. So my planning involves prepacked "go bags" for each family member. With gear spread out between the bags so that if any one or even two bags get lost we are still good to go. As a tip if there is extra room in your bags think about doubling up on some of the smaller yet essential items. not only will this help as a back up but if you find yourself in a long term survival situation it will give you something to trade. Also plan at least multiple rally points to meet family members because some many not be home when the time to bug out comes. Being able to link up with family is important.

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A vest really is better
by: Anonymous

The advantages of the vest are several. The load is better balanced, which can be important when climbing or in difficult terrain. There is no chance of it being pulled off by brush or rocks. The items are presorted by the pockets and therefore easier to find. (Use an indelible pen to mark the pocket. This way you always know where things are and you always put them away where they belong.) You can wear it under a coat or poncho thereby staying warmer in cold weather (coat needs to be at least a size bigger than you normally wear.) This and a windbreaker are warm. A windbreaker and a pack are not.

You can wander off from your pack. (No need to carry it for just a little walk-a-bout, right? And then when something goes wrong (like a broken leg or some other fun thing) you don't have food, shelter, first aid and all the other items you need to survive until help comes.) The vest is always with you (or should be.)

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Great idea but why not just use a back pack?
by: Anonymous

Is there any major advantage to using a vest vs a back pack?

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