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14 Things to Consider If You Choose to Bug In When SHTF

Bug In When SHTF (1)I believe that for many of us sheltering in place, or bugging, in will be the best choice if everything hits the fan, such as a major pandemic as depicted in this book. The only way I will leave my property is when it becomes more dangerous to stay than to leave. Becoming a refugee isn’t an attractive option.

Now, that doesn’t mean that I won’t have a plan B for leaving, but if possible, I plan on bugging in. I know this area well, I have family and friends close by that will help, and it would be hard to duplicate what I have here in a second location.…

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Make the Decision on Bugging Out Ahead of Time

Bug Out Ahead of TimeOn a trip to Pacific Northwest, as I sat in a nice warm house watching the wind and rain, I thought about what it would be like bugging out under those conditions. Even with a good 4-season tent and sleeping bag like this one, it would be hard to stay dry, even if you weren’t traveling. If you had to move, there is no way you could stay dry, and it would be hard to avoid hypothermia, especially for the very young and old.

As I get older, I’m starting to realize that what I did when I was young and in the military is not as practical now.…

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How Do I Know When to Bug out?

In my contacts with other preppers, I am often asked the question, how do I know when to bug out. Many seem to want a list of signs that they can look for, that will give them a clear signal to leave.  I am always surprised at the numbers that make bugging out their first choice.

The fact is that each of us will have to make this decision for ourselves.  Because of the different locations in which we live, each of us faces a different situation.  Personally, I intend to bug in as long as possible.  Do I have plans on how to bug out and where to go? …

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Bugging in or bugging out

On our recent trip to Pacific Northwest as I sat in a nice warm house watching the wind and rain I thought about what it would be like to have to bug out under those conditions.  Even with a good 4-season tent and sleeping bag, it would be hard to stay dry even if you weren’t traveling.  If you had to move there is no way you could stay dry, it would be hard to avoid hypothermia, especially in the very young and old.

As I get older and I am starting to realize that, what I did when I was young and in the military is not as practical now. …

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A Discussion about Bugging In

I have been thinking a lot on how to bug in at ones own home because I feel that for most of us that will be the most likely scenario.  There are a lot of opinions about the best way to go about it.

An old fort at Pipe Springs Az, built over a spring

The first option, I wish to discuss is fortifying your house.  If you are like most of us and live in a typical wood frame home it is not going to work.  You can fortify a small area as a safe room, which could hold out for a period of time. …

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