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The Prepper Conundrum: Bugging Out (Pt. 3)

The Prepper Conundrum: Bugging Out (Pt. 3)

Tess Pennington
Ready Nutrition
October 11th, 2013

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As preppers, we know that despite all of the planning and preparing, things don’t always go according to plan – that’s why we have backups. It’s just the nature of being a prepper to try and be ready for anything life throws at us. Making the decision to bug in or bug out is dependent on many factors and the more you familiarize yourself with what could go wrong, the post-disaster environment you would be living in, and the dangers that exist, the sooner you can make an informed decision on what is best for the circumstance your family is in.

Do you remember those two important questions I posed in the introduction to this series?

1. Do you have everything that you and your family need to survive?

2. Will you be safe until a recovery period occurs?

How you answer these questions ultimately determines whether you are in an ideal bug in or bug out situation. If you can no longer support your family on the supplies you have, and/or feel you are endangering your family by continuing to shelter in place, then you should consider bugging out as an option.

In part 2 of this series, we discussed sheltering in place and the benefits of having your supplies in your home and ready to go. In the same article, we also discussed the dangers of bugging in while living near high population densities. Because things can quickly go awry in shtf scenarios, our plans should be flexible and reflect contingencies. I want to emphasize that despite all the survival drama in the books and on the movie screen about bugging out as a first option, in my opinion, it should be your last resort.

Bug Out Scenarios

Making the decision to bug out will undoubtedly be different depending on the scenario you are facing. In fact, have you considered that due to extraneous circumstances, you may be left with no other option but to bug out by foot? Therefore, think about the different bug out situations you could be faced with.

  1. Mass evacuations due to natural or man-made disasters.
  2. Disasters with little or no warning.
  3. Massive infrastructure damage that will cause long term implications and road blocks.
  4. Widespread crime waves and lawlessness.

Each bug out scenario is different but they all have one similarity –  you are working against the clock. Bugging out is a time sensitive situation and if you don’t have your gear ready or wait too long to leave, then you could be stuck in grid lock with gas and supply  shortages, closed banks and irritated drivers. Therefore, early planning for these events is key and will all make all the difference in evacuating smoothly.

bugging-out

As preppers, we know that despite all of the planning and preparing, things don’t always go according to plan – that’s why we have backups. It’s just the nature of being a prepper to try and be ready for anything life throws at us. Making the decision to bug in or bug out is dependent on many factors and the more you familiarize yourself with what could go wrong, the post-disaster environment you would be living in, and the dangers that exist, the sooner you can make an informed decision on what is best for the circumstance your family is in.

Do you remember those two important questions I posed in the introduction to this series?

1. Do you have everything that you and your family need to survive?

2. Will you be safe until a recovery period occurs?

How you answer these questions ultimately determines whether you are in an ideal bug in or bug out situation. If you can no longer support your family on the supplies you have, and/or feel you are endangering your family by continuing to shelter in place, then you should consider bugging out as an option.

In part 2 of this series, we discussed sheltering in place and the benefits of having your supplies in your home and ready to go. In the same article, we also discussed the dangers of bugging in while living near high population densities. Because things can quickly go awry in shtf scenarios, our plans should be flexible and reflect contingencies. I want to emphasize that despite all the survival drama in the books and on the movie screen about bugging out as a first option, in my opinion, it should be your last resort.

Bug Out Scenarios

Making the decision to bug out will undoubtedly be different depending on the scenario you are facing. In fact, have you considered that due to extraneous circumstances, you may be left with no other option but to bug out by foot? Therefore, think about the different bug out situations you could be faced with.

  1. Mass evacuations due to natural or man-made disasters.
  2. Disasters with little or no warning.
  3. Massive infrastructure damage that will cause long term implications and road blocks.
  4. Widespread crime waves and lawlessness.

Each bug out scenario is different but they all have one similarity –  you are working against the clock. Bugging out is a time sensitive situation and if you don’t have your gear ready or wait too long to leave, then you could be stuck in grid lock with gas and supply  shortages, closed banks and irritated drivers. Therefore, early planning for these events is key and will all make all the difference in evacuating smoothly.

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