A Complete Guide To The Bug Out Bag

A bug out bag should contain all those materials which are needed for survival for 72 hours. The bug out bad is usually used in situations where you will have to evacuate from a disaster. Along with using during the time of disaster, a bug out bag can be used when you go for a campfire or trekking for two days. The Bug out Bag Essentials will help you to survive the period when you are away from home for 72 hours, says www.lifehacker.com. Here are some of the bug out bag essentials which you may need to keep for survival.

The bug out bag should contain a backpack so that you can put all the items you required for three days. Make sure that you select the bug out bag which is water resistant, comfortable, and durable and which has got a lot of space. If you want, you can select a plastic water container or a metal container. Each of them has got its own merits. If you opt for a lightweight container, then it is better to choose a metal container as you can boil water in it; also, the metal container is durable. It is important that you find clean water, you will have to stock it up. Water is much needed wherever you are. So, make sure that you are equipped with water purification tablets or lifestraw when you get clean water.

You will have to keep a fire starter in your bug out bag. Even if you are in summer, there are certain urban areas, where you might feel cold even in the summer. Also, you might have to boil water, cook food, etc. So, a fire starter such as lighters or matches is required. Fill up your bug out bags with essentials foods such as protein bars, MRE’s, trail mix, etc. Make sure that the foods that you are stocking up have not crossed the expiry date or have plenty of time before expiration. If you are stuck in an abandoned place or if you are camping at night, then it is necessary to have a flashlight for the immediate purpose.

Along with the above mentioned, it is necessary to keep a knife which can help you in chopping, cutting, etc. Also, it can act as a first measure of safety it any unnecessary circumstances occurs. You can use Bandana as a dust mask, which can carry the belongings and the major advantage is that it will not take up a lot of space in the bug out bag. Another most important thing which should be present in your bug out bag is the first aid kit. If you are in the middle of a forest or an urban area and gets hurts, the first aid can help you up to an extent until you reach a medical spot. The first aid kit should contain hand sanitizer, antibiotics, and activated charcoal.

Make sure to include another pair of clothes, superglue, Maps, and Radio. Radio is important so that you can keep the communication on even if you are in an emergency situation. The bug out bag should have all the things mentioned above so that you can take care of yourself for three days if you ever face an evacuation.

Guaranteed Backstage Passes With These Ideas

Picture this. Your favorite artist is in town and you are hoping someone would give you their backstage passes. While it is difficult to obtain passes for backstage entry, there are few things you can do to catch a glimpse of the singer before or after the music concert, click here to know more or visit www.telegraph.co.uk to read some of the recent trending articles on entertainment and lifestyle.

Before that, you can take a cue from these tips that will help you win that coveted backstage pass.

  • Sign Up For Fan Clubs

Whether you enjoy crooning to the songs of Justin Bieber or Katy Perry, you can go a step ahead and be a part of your favorite artist’s fan club. You can post relevant content on the page and even send words of appreciation. Let them know that you are really interested in their songs. Be sincere and do not sound dramatic.

If you have been of the opinion that celebrities never read their fan’s messages on their website, you are wrong. Most of the artists are active on social media and few of them even send personal messages in reply to a post.

  • Work At The Venue

This idea is easy and the coolest. Any music concert will always have a shortage of hands to work backstage. Most of the event management companies require people to carry the instruments inside or move the lighting equipment from the vehicles. You would have noticed that there is always a beehive of activity before the concert begins.

When you know that there is a concert in town, contact the company weeks or months in advance and let them know about your interest. Volunteer to keep the crowd in place or you can provide security cover for the artist.

  • Tune In To Your Local Radio Channel

Get in touch with a radio channel who has associated themselves as the official partner of the event. You can start off by calling them and letting them know that you are keen on getting the passes. There will be several fans trying their luck, and you might get lucky at the end of the day.

  • Start A Group

You can gather all your friends who are true fans of Coldplay and create a video about the singer. If this is too much to ask you can take pictures of your group and email them with all contact information. Add a personal note saying how much you appreciate their music and you are hoping to meet them someday.

  • Dress Well For The Concert

Backstage crew mostly dress up in black and it is an easy way to identify them. Strike a conversation with them and find out if they require additional help. Remember to create a good impression as you can find scouts in the crowd looking for interested fans who can assist them.

  • Participate In All The Concerts

Don’t just attend one or two concerts of the artist. Ensure that you actively participate in all the events organized by the concerned music artist. If you win passes through the band’s website, you will get in touch with someone who can help you get future passes.

Friends of the Garden

We’re so excited to announce our new addition to the Friends “family”. We’ve published a cookbook titled Dinner with Friends. They will be for sale at Wister Gardens and local area businesses in Belzoni. The price is $20.00. It’s a must have for any cook. Receipes are from various cooking demonstrations held at the Gardens and from Friends of the Gardens. Don’t hesitate to get your cookbook today!


The mission of the Friends of Wister Gardens shall be to support and encourage the development of the goals and projects of the Gardens, to serve as ambassadors to advance awareness of the Gardens,and to enhance the experiences of visitors.

Get Involved:

While the Gardens are supported by a permanent trust, many special developments and maintenance projects as well as promotional projects exist that are beyond the scope of this trust. Your financial support through membership and donations will help the Friends of Wister Gardens support important projects for the Gardens. Become a Friend of the Gardens today, and watch the Delta’s garden educate and delight visitors for years to come.


Wister Gardens Workshop 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008 * Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Gardens Sessions: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. * Admission: $25.00
Coffee & Donuts during registration & lunch is included in fee.

Nellie Neal “Garden Mama” – Be a better Gardener/organic gardening down south.
Mary Boteler – Grandmama’s Garden
Mary Anna Davis – Spring Perennials
Bob Wilbanks- Flowera with a Twist!

* Bank Plus * Belzoni Garden Club * Delta Oil Mill * Delta Western *
* Fountain’s of Greenville * Gresham McPherson Oil Co. * Guaranty Bank *
* Humphreys County Hospital * Jimmy Sanders, Inc. * Multi Bloom & Mega Green *
* Outlaw Mosquitoes * SuperValu of Belzoni * Wade, Inc./ John Deere *


Groups of 10 or more- $20 per person.
To receive group discount, payment by check or money order must be received
before May 9, 2008. No refunds.

INCLUDE: * Name and phone number of a contact person in a group
* List of names in group
* A check or money order for the correct amount payable
to Friends of Wister Gardens

MAIL TO: Friends of Wister Gardens
c/o Kay Long
704 Frances Drive
Belzoni, MS 39038

For more information about renting vendor or exhibit space,
please call Janice Bearden at 662-962-6672
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

T-Shirts will be sold at Wister Gardens and Gussie’s Florist for $15!

Cooking Segments:

“Heart of the Delta Barbeque Team” with Noel Crooke and Otho Tedford July 11th at 6:30

With very limited seating in the kitchen, you must have your name included. You need to call the Gardens at 662-247-3025 and send your $30 donation to Friends of Wister Gardens, P.O. Box 607 Belzoni, MS 39038. Reservations will be taken in the order you call.

The friends of Wister Gardens would like to say a big “Thank You” to those who have provided our cooking segments. It has been great fun! Thank You, Linda Sandifer, Bill Allen, Anne Colbert Barret, and The Blue Room Cooking Team. You helped us raise $1600!