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Tag Archives: bug out
Throughout history, refugees have always been a fact of life. Whether driven from their homes by weather, a natural disaster, war, persecution, or some other event that causes their homes to become more dangerous than hitting the road. In all cases, these people have come to realize they have no other choice.
In modern-day America, we’ve seen our share of refugees in such instances as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, but who knows what future events may cause you to decide your home is no longer a safe refuge. If that time ever comes, you’ll be glad you spent time thinking through your options and doing some planning for bugging out.…Read More...
On 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.…Read More...
In yesterdays post I talked about bugging in and how that would probably be the first choice for many of us. As I said yesterday, the point at which I bug out from my home will be the point at which it is more dangerous to stay than leave.
For some people who have a bug out location already set up that is easy to get to, this may not be much of a problem. But unfortunately, most people don’t have a well stocked bug out location or the skills to live off the land without one. …Read More...
General guidelines – for urban survival: Keep your preparations secret. Do not brag to neighbors, friends, etc. Know your neighbors; be friendly Avoid attracting attention to yourself, but watch for like-minded people with whom you can ally.
Know the location of your local water sources; for example, fountains, ponds, streams and reservoirs. In apartment buildings, the water systems including piping, water heaters and toilet tanks can hold a substantial amount of water. In multi-story buildings, there are large volumes of water in the fire sprinkler systems. In cold climates, some fire sprinkler systems contain anti-freeze. If you live in a multi story apartment building, become familiar with the building utilities, particularly the water and sewer systems.…Read More...
While I do not plan to bug out, you have to be open-minded to the possibility. For instance, there is a railroad only about a quarter mile from my house. This is close enough to force us to leave in a hurry if an accident occurred in the wrong place.
Now there are a couple of ways to leave either on foot or by vehicle. We have the normal 72-hour packs made up and ready to go, but what about if you had a few minutes and the opportunity to leave by vehicle. Do you have any idea what you would take? …Read More...