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The 10 Best Reasons to Bug In and NOT Bug Out!

bugging out, bugging in, evacuation plans, bug out location, bug out bagI like the idea of bugging out as much as the next guy, testing my mettle against zombies and a world without a power grid.

The reality is that most of us, by far, will be better off in an SHTF scenario staying right where we are — at home. The reasons to bug in far outweigh most other options. Over the years I’ve given this a lot of thought because like a lot of you, I, too, was swept up in all the glamour of planning to bug out. It’s the stuff prepper novels are made of but it’s what I call over-rated prepper advice!…

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Evacuations

Every now and then reality strikes.  Not to far from where I live a railroad car fire and possible propane explosion forced the evacuation of 5000 homes in the city of Lincoln.  Some people that I am acquainted with were forced to leave their homes on short notice.

Being interested in preparedness, we all like to think that we are ready for anything.  So as a result of some of the things I observed I measured what happened against my own plans.  Looking at my own bug out bag, I found some shortcomings for this situation.

My kit is made for a more end of the world scenario, not a trip across town to stay with friends or in a motel. …

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