Find Your Bug Out Location Now

Even if you are planning to bug in during an emergency or some catastrophe, you need to be prepared to bug out. In some situations, bugging out is really the only option, even if it means you are going to be on foot. While a lot of preppers talk about bugging out and have bags ready to go, it isn’t like you can grab your bag and walk out the front door with no destination in mind.

Where will you go?

You will up your odds of survival if you have a location in mind. Even better would be to have the location in mind with some buried caches of survival food, water and other gear. This requires planning.

Just having a general idea in mind isn’t going to cut it. You need to physically inspect the area, identify potential camp sites and problem areas. Look for a water source. Is there natural cover? Will you be able to forage and hunt or is your bug out location a temporary holding spot until you can find something more permanent?

You also need to practice actually walking to the spot. This is going to help get you in shape as well as give you a feel for the terrain. Without GPS, you need to know how close you are. You will want to know as many details about the area as possible. If there is a stream or creek, you need to know the best place to cross.

As mentioned earlier, if it is possible, hiding some caches along the route and the area can go a long way to keeping you alive. If the land is public, make sure your caches are hidden well. If it is private property—don’t do it! Find somewhere else to bug out.

If you physically cannot walk the distance, then you need to start thinking about how you will get there that doesn’t require a vehicle. Think along the lines of a bike, ATV or snow mobile. Get those items and travel the path to make sure your transportation can actually get you there.

Don’t wait until an emergency to find somewhere to take refuge. Get it done now!

5 Things to Consider for Your Bug Out Vehicle; 6 Types of BOVs

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Is your bug out vehicle ready to go? Have you even thought about it? In a disaster situation, you may need to get out fast, either because your area is being evacuated or because you perceive the area as unsafe for your family. So having a bug out vehicle is important.

When choosing a bug out vehicle, you need to consider several things. Continue reading

Choosing Your Bug Out Location

 

There were many people who chose to shelter in and ride out the storm when Hurricane Sandy approached the US. The reasons for this may vary. Maybe they didn’t think it would be that bad. Maybe they were not willing to leave their homes behind for potential looters. Maybe they just didn’t have any place to go.

Having a place to go is essential for everyone, because you never know when an event will take place that forces you to leave your home. Floods, fire, power outages… even a job loss may be reason enough for find a more secure place to stay for a while. Continue reading