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Old 07-21-2017, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default 10 Things Cowboys Carried With Them In The Wild West To Survive

I can't think of anybody who did not carry a pocketknife. The fixed blade knives were common, but they could go without one but never a pocketknife.

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If you understand the value of preparedness you have a bugout bag somewhere in your home, ready to grab if you need to leave in a hurry. You want to stay at home if at all possible, but if you do need to make a run for it you’ll need some essentials to keep you going until you can either return or make it to a new refuge. The last thing you want is to be on the move without at least a basic load of survival gear.

But what if you’re on the move most of the time? That’s the situation the cowboys of the Old West were in. For part of the year they would live in a bunkhouse on a ranch, but through spring, summer and fall they’d be pretty much nomadic – riding the range looking after their herds, or driving animals to market. For a cowboy his basic survival kit wasn’t emergency equipment that he kept handy in case he needed it; it was the gear he used for day to day life. Imagine living on the contents of your bug-out bag almost every day you go to work; that’s what the cowboys did.

Cowboys in the heyday of the West were tough – and they had to be. The gear they carried looks unbelievably sparse and crude to a modern outdoorsman. But it worked, and it was all they needed to survive. If you need to, you can survive on similar gear. Here’s the ten most important items you’d find in a bugout bag, Old West-style.
http://www.askaprepper.com/10-things...-west-survive/
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