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In the last few years we have witnessed the emergence of the Flashpacker. The Flashpacker is the backpacker in their mid 20’s or early 30’s. They travel like the backpacker but have a more disposable income. They travel with electronics such as SLR camera, IPod, laptop, tablet and smart phone. The Flashpacker also demand better accommodations and amenities. Their neither a backpacker nor tourist, they carry a backpack but stay in the better hotels.
The Flashprepper is similar to the Flashpacker with a few major differences. The Flashprepper travels with a Flashbag which is a backpack or rucksack filled with emergency prepper survival gear and electronics. The Flashprepper is the Prepper all grown up. The Flashprepper is usually in their late 30’s 40’s or early 50’s. They have no intention of bugging out to a ditch, field or tree house, eating bugs, worms or plants is not an option. The Flashprepper will simply move to an area not affected by a disaster or bug in with a king’s supply of comfort during a crisis. The Flashprepper is the person with the generator, solar power, water filters, and year supply of food. A military MRE, (K rations) is not an option. The Flashprepper is the person with jelly on their peanut butter sandwich, cream in their coffee and music in their tent.
As editor of Prepared Times Magazine I have always been a Flashpacker and now Flashprepper. I have no intention of riding out a storm if they give warning to evacuate, I have always moved to the safe zones. When I have our “disaster parties” and see the nonsense people have in their 72hr bags, go bags, and bug out bags it always amazes me people defend their nonsense as being prepared. Sure some people cannot afford the best of emergency preparedness equipment and supplies and I never try to dog people for trying, but I don’t have time for nonsense not in an emergency situation. I’m a big fan of the multi bag method. It depends where you live and what kind of disasters occur in your area.
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