Each Memorial Day, we honor our fallen heroes.


This national holiday is also the start of the summer travel season.

If you're planning on getting away for a little summer fun - whether near or far - you'll want to read on.

See, it's very important to take the preparedness mindset on the road with you. When you prepare accordingly, you'll get the most out of your summer fun - and stay safe and healthy.

HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR MORE SUMMER FUN

Fun. It's not something a lot of folks associate with the "prepper" stereotype.

Well you and I both know that almost all of us in the preparedness community are not shut-ins living off in the mountains somewhere.

Just like everyone, we enjoy getting away from home for new adventures, relaxing and having fun.

You shouldn't feel obligated to saddle yourself with tons of emergency gear (that would not be fun).

However, it's important to focus on the essentials and be prepared should you run into a crisis during your vacation.

So, here are the two essential things you should focus on.

  1. Water

    We all know how essential water is in any survival or emergency situation.

    When traveling, there are greater risks associated with drinking contaminated water.

    In fact, there's a catch-all term given to bacterial or viral infections contracted while traveling: Traveler's Diarrhea (or TD for short). This also goes by "Montezuma's Revenge" and "Delhi Belly."

    That's why it's especially important to bring water filtration with you when traveling internationally or to remote regions. It is estimated that TD affects 40-60% of travelers from industrialized nations who visit developing countries. While TD isn't usually life-threatening, the symptoms can easily take all the fun out of a nice trip.

    Almost anywhere you travel - even in the U.S. - drinking water from a new source can cause discomfort.

    You can avoid all of these things by carrying a water filtration system with you every time you travel.

    Carrying a filter also lightens the load on hiking or camping trips because carrying all the water you need is very heavy.

    The media stereotype is that "preppers" are all living alone off in the woods somewhere. We all know that, for the majority of us, this isn't true. But a lot of folks underestimate who they're really preparing for.

    Carrying a filter also lightens the load on hiking or camping trips because carrying all the water you need is very heavy.

    At My Patriot Supply, we've developed not one but two powerful filtration systems that are perfect for travel.


    First, The Alexapure Go is our go-to sports bottle filter. It can filter up to 300 gallons, giving you safe, clean water from the gym to 3rd-world restaurants. Kids can take on school field trips, hikes, camping outings and more. If you're planning on being active this summer, take the Go everywhere you do! To learn more about the Go, click here.

    Second, we have the Survival Spring by Alexapure. This pocket-sized water filter can also filter up to 300 gallons. But, what's special about the Survival Spring is its super-slim compact design. You can drink through the straw-like device, directly from any freshwater source making it a top choice for ultralight backpackers and international travelers. To learn more about the Survival Spring, click here.

    Both of these powerful filtration systems eliminate up to 99.9999% of contaminants found in drinking water, targeting:

    • E. coli
    • Campylobacter
    • Giardia lambia
    • Poliovirus
    • Salmonella
    • And More...

    The next essential item for summer travel should be just as obvious as water:

  2. Food

    By now, most of you know how important it is to have ample emergency food storage on hand at home.

    But, it's always good to have emergency food you can take with you while traveling.

    Consider this: many popular travel destinations are prone to extreme weather and natural disasters - hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes just to name a few.

    In the event of one of these disasters, it's always a good idea to have at least a few days of food on hand. Even better, a week or two's worth of food.

    You could be cut off from the nearest town or market and you'll need nourishment to fall back on.


    This is why we ensure all of our short-term emergency food supplies are lightweight and compact and can easily be stored in a suitcase, carry-on, even a purse.

    Our lightweight food is a popular choice among lovers of the outdoors. Less pack weight means more fun on the trail, boat or at the cabin.

    The part that everyone loves? The taste. From hearty dishes like:

I'm sure you'll find a favorite recipe in no time.

I hope these tips on preparing for summer travel find you well and ready to experience the world while you relax. It's easy to take the preparedness mindset on the road with you when you have the right knowledge and the right supplies.

Traveling or staying - keep safe out there, friends!

In Liberty,

Matt Redhawk
Owner, My Patriot Supply


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