Advice on Being Prepared for BugOut
National Guard forced all people out of their grid locked vehicles and put
them onto buses which took them to the airport for transport. Gone were all
the survival goods that the family had packed. Granted, they were not
survivalists and only packed family mementos, but if they had, the survival
goods would have been forced to be left behind in the car. The National Guard
were armed and ready to shoot if the people did not comply. "The needs of the
many outweigh the needs of the few."
If there is a need for an emergency bug out and you are an urban resident, how
are you going to leave in time to avoid the traffic jam and gridlock that will
surely occur? I am not being factitious; I am truly posing this question to
this NG for discussion.
I will survive,
I had the same thought. I am going to rent a storage locker near my bug out
site and keep my food storage/ammo storage/etc there and include my bicycle in
my truck when heading for my 70 mile away bug out site. I could think of
nothing else worse than sitting in that situation. My bug out site is a 12
acre mountain property with a partially completed cabin on it. Worse case I
could walk to it in 2-3 days. Survive!
As someone who has a slant on this issue, the first thing I urge you to do is
stay current with factual, unbiased news sources. It is essential to see the
writing on the wall before the sheep see it.
Have 2, 3, or perhaps 4 routes pre-planned and reconnoitered well in advance.
Stay off the main highways and do not have your survival goodies visible in
your vehicles. Never let your gas tank drop below half, and always keep the
Always carry at least three hundred dollars in (twenties?) small bills for any
sudden purchases that may crop up. If you do need to get to your retreat due
to civil unrest or a socio-economic upheavel; the 300.00 will buy quite a bit
of canned veggies, top ramen soups, MRE's or whatever you might