Skip to comments.Advice on Being Prepared for BugOut
Posted on 08/14/2009 8:51:27 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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 vehicle well-maintained.
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 need more of. If you work in a large metro area and have your family in the burbs, prearrange what will transpire if the roles are reversed and the strife occurs in the burbs and not the city. Have a meeting place set up and pre-arrange what gear the burb dweller will bring.
If you have the luxory of having a bug-out retreat that is relatively safe, maintain 80% of your gear there...cleverly concealed in camouflaged rooms or cache's around the property. NEVER share your arrangements or survival plans to anyone who is not of our ilk.
If you have a location selected but do not own property there, make several trips to the area at various times through-out the year, so the locals get to recognize you and your vehicles. Get to know the local grocer, realtor, home construction laborers, and sporting goods store owner...these folks will probably be the most well-known in the town and the mere knowledge of names and occupations may get you through the highway blockades which are sure to spring up when the strife transpires.
Stay current in your 6 month dental appointments, stay current in tetanus and hepatitis precautions, first aid rtaining, CPR, skills related to fishing, firearms proficiency, food acquisition, and 'blending' with others who may not necessarily be your educational peers.
If your State has license plates that bear some indication of your community or county, you might want to consider going to a junk-yard and buying a set of the local plates. If you are bugging to a different State, ditto. Do not don a business suit if you are driving in a logging type environment. Wear a flannel shirt and an old baseball hat. You will look the part and avert nervous locals to more obvious strangers.
My friends, as one who has been prepared for a number of years, I feel we are on the brink of a re-structuring in our Country. I might recommend you look toward the Militia movement or any group that supports the second amendment.
Get to nkow others who believe in our American way of life and in selfreliance.
Be a good neighbor and an honest person. Give others the benefit of the doubt unless you factually know otherwise.
Just my two cents.
Don't trust the Government. Don't trust Corruption.
I kind of plan to shelter in place..I can’t imagine trying to get out of town during an emergancy; all Hell would break loose.
And BTW, my reply was to the context of, “If you have a location selected but do not own property there,” from the posted thread from “Emergency Preparedness.”
Possessions can be replaced, the lives of you and your loved ones can't be.
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Also if you don't already know your neighbors introduce yourself and try to associate with those who are like minded.
Work out a plan(guard duty, pooling resources and abilities/skills etc.) with them and keep it to yourselves(don't tell your other less desirable neighbors).
Just thought you might want to update the "Emergency Preparedness" article.
Hi Tried to go to link, & it is not working. Can you provide website? Is it Univ. of Nebr Kearney?
And it's from our Homeland Defenders website www.homeland-defender.com
Thanks, I was refering to this line:
another forum | n/a | UNK
I still don't know for what reason they'll close off the freeway systems here.
Oh ... no I can’t remember the forum I snagged it from. It’s been in my computer for a LONG time. I posted the discussion here to get some input to help me (and maybe others) fine-tune contingency plans. Although I live in a “Ghost Town” I’m right on the border with the People’s Republic of Californica, so I’m creating several plans for when the SHTF, as I expect in the not too distant future.
Just drive around the parking lot..or over it! Or take the wetlands detour.
I have enjoyed your company on many occasions at conferences and handed out our pocket-Constitutions (how simple is that?). We and other patriots have shared the same Constitutional principles we both believe in during our time at VETSCOR.
You fight against the progressive/liberal/socialist, and worst of all, the Marxism ideology that is the obambi, reid, pelosi triad ideology. They think their time has come for their "progressive" ideals. YOU and I both know such efforts have not worked and will never work. See my new tag line below.
I APPLAUD you. I will make the drive out to AZ (an open carry state), and live or die by your leadership when push comes to shove. I'm expecting it within the next (2) years, providing the US populace doesn't correct things.
I can't believe what I'm seeing happening almost daily. I grew up with the PROMISE of America, even as a punk kid.
But now I'm seeing that such promise/opportunity has taken a back seat to "equal outcome" in some misguided feely-good attempt to create UTOPIA!
Shipmate, things are coming to a head. I'm scared for the future of our Republic and the future of our children. I truly hope I die before the Republic does.
My biggest concern is not how soon the water or food can get back on line, it's about how the inner city folks (bad AND good) will be heading towards our area for stuff. You know where I live. If a nuke went off tomorrow in Los Angeles, the survivors would span out towards suburban and country areas, and there's where we are as you know.
My SO thinks it's all BS, except for earthquake. Funny thing is, she has asked me to keep the 870 loaded. Hmmm...
It is probably mentioned somewhere, but keep your supply of prescription meds full and up to date. Might be a bummer if some of them have to be refrigerated, so think along that line also.
we dont plan to go anywhere if it gets bad. We will have a few selected folks coming to us.
The plan is to block the road, listen to our radios and the TV (IF it’s working) and wait it out.
There will be enough gunmen and women on hand to make looting a risky affair for close by white trash.
buy some of the water bladders from cheaper than dirt and fill those if you think trouble is coming. Of course, theyre hard to carry, so Id say you should stay home WITH them.
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