Hello everyone. My name is JP Martin and thanks for taking the time for checking out my blog! Before we begin I would like to lay out some expectations for what to expect from BugOut Nutrition. But first, some definitions:
Bug out (v): to move away from your current location very quickly because your position has been compromised (origin: British army slang)
Nutrition (n): the science or study of, nutrition, specifically in humans
So in a literal sense what this blog is about is the study of nutrition to be used when bugging out, ie, getting out of dodge. Before you start thinking this is going to be five posts a week about how to pack your bug out bag six ways til Sunday, let me explain myself a bit further. When it comes down to it, bugging out is something that characterizes all sorts preppers, survivalists and those who wisely follow that old Boy Scout adage of being prepared. Whether you’re worried about civil unrest, natural disasters, terrorism or a zombie apocalypse, the ability to bug out is a central concept.
So I’m taking bug out as a catch all term to represent the whole notion of preparedness across all of the different names we may call ourselves. And to add the second half, I’m going to be focusing on the nutrition aspect of this sort of lifestyle. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll break out of the nutritional aspect to focus on general aspects of health, well-being and optimal performance.
When it comes to being prepared, there’s far more to being able to survive than the food in your pantry or the bag in your trunk (although in most cases, those could definitely use some work). Being prepared can be broken down into mind, body and even spirit if you want to get into it, and those that neglect any will be less prepared in the face of a disaster. In order to perform optimally, we have to live optimally as much as possible, which often starts with the food we put in our bodies.
I know what you might be saying. “JP, I don’t have the time for this. I have a bunker I can access via zipline, why should I bother? What if I never end up needing to run?” . Well, the consequence of preparing your body and mind without needing to use this is that you’ll just be living better! So many of us are focused to adding years to our life through preparedness that we ignore the aspect of adding life to our years. The good news is that by focusing on holistic nutrition and lifestyle, you’ll be able to do both!
At the end of the day this is what BugOut Nutrition is all about. We’ll be breaking down different aspects of nutrition both for survival scenarios and the day to day, as well as going into different aspects of physical and mental preparedness and cool tips gained from years of obsessive internet surfing.
So without further ado: Welcome to BugOut Nutrition