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Bugging Out;The Theory of Relativity Applies

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Without a BOL,or a map reference,where are you going?,you are at work,your family is home,have you practice a move,a point somewhere to meet,friends/family involved in this

Bogout,kids in school,wife also at work,communications down,without a plan of action,it will be a total crisis.And you will not be the only one on crisis mode.Practice this situations, you`ll see.

Now you have a BOL,great,but the same applies,you have`nt practice,who is on second,the ABBOT-Castello comedy show,remember,kids,family,friends,most be part of this crisis or it will fail;we will meet here,he-she will pick you up there,a second backup location is recomended,you`ll never know.

And remember that without a BOL,someone most pick some supplies,or be in charge off,but the key here,is to get out of the house and practice your bugout move,just taking a hike in the woods and playing boy scout is not enough.

Also by staying in place,if safe,is good,till communication is possible,then make your move.

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Unless it is completely life threatening I intend to stay put. I do have two sound locations in rural areas but I think chances are better here with the preps Nd other year I have acquired.

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It's interesting to compare theory to practical experience. I'm actually talking about Ferval and his blog: Surviving in Argentina and the guy from Bosnia. They experienced societal breakdown and they do not recommend bugging out. How many of us have a BOL where you can acutally live??? Not too many. How many of us can afford to buy a BOL?? Again, not too many.

 

I don't have a choice but to stay put. Really bad back, bad knees. There is NO way I could hump 50lbs for any lengths of time.

 

So it's about building a community. My best friends are 2 brothers, both gentle giants, One is a USAF vet and has several of those things that go Boooom, the other was a wrestler. Both of them can fix just about anything. But they eat you out of house and home! They live only a few miles from me, if the proverbial SHTF they'll move in with me.

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hi all

improvise you don't have to carry everything on your back.golf carts,the type you pull behind.good ones can hold several pounds,the can come close to the bag,or out away from it. in nam and other countries they used bicycles for on and off road.you can use saddle bags or baskets.they carried 100's of pounds.don't leave any weak ops or that willll be your down fall.don't look for ways you can't,but ways you can.quitters never win,winners never quit. AIR BORNE ...i have no cartlidge in either knee,knee caps try moving to the back of legs if i run,.docs been wanting total knee replacement on both knees 10 years. ALL THE WAY...i'm not stopped. i can walk 3 1/4 miles in 35 minutes.packed ,i'm 60. BOL may not be the best op,but don't limit the ops.you may be in the best place.but the gang lords may want it?

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Like femvet, I'm going to be staying put unless I have no other option. I have a BOB and emergency supplies in my car, just in case, but hope to be able to stay put. Community would be great, but I don't have much of one, and no family close by. I know I should be doing something, but darned if I know what just now.

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It's interesting to compare theory to practical experience. I'm actually talking about Ferval and his blog: Surviving in Argentina and the guy from Bosnia. They experienced societal breakdown and they do not recommend bugging out. How many of us have a BOL where you can acutally live??? Not too many. How many of us can afford to buy a BOL?? Again, not too many.

 

I don't have a choice but to stay put. Really bad back, bad knees. There is NO way I could hump 50lbs for any lengths of time.

 

So it's about building a community. My best friends are 2 brothers, both gentle giants, One is a USAF vet and has several of those things that go Boooom, the other was a wrestler. Both of them can fix just about anything. But they eat you out of house and home! They live only a few miles from me, if the proverbial SHTF they'll move in with me.

Great idea,you will not be alone.

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buggin in for me would be best and as for a community most of my neighbors are mostly retired ncos, a few are still active duty, and 2 cops. Most of whom i feel are mostly prepared.

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Unless it is impossible to survive (wildfire, hurricane, fallout, etc.) at my home, I'm bugging in. I have 3 BOL's that I can go to, none as prepped as I would want and none within a 3 day walk. This IS Texas after all!

 

I have absolutely no arguments with those who have BOL's to jump to; timing is always the issue of course. If you can't live at your BOL then you have to be prepared to survive at home should you miss your opportunity to GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) before the roads close. Going too soon or when not necessary can cost you your ability to make a living. Going to late and, if not prepared to bug in it could kill you. Bugging out is dangerous even if the threat does not involve TEOTWAWKI. The Rita evacuation cost me a co-worker when the heat and stress caused a heart attack. A bus carrying elderly folks burned when the brakes caught fire and over a dozen died.

 

There are always risks; financial, physical, emotional. At 63 with various medical conditions, bugging out in 100 degree heat is dangerous for me. Especially if I have to walk out. If I have to go, I'll be in a "Holiday Inn Express" (I can always use a little increase in intelligence :rolleyes: ) in San Antonio, Austin, or Ft. Worth. In Texas you prefer to go west or northwest from the coast for most things. NEVER go east as some of the Rita evacuees found out the hard way.

 

So everyone has to make their own decisions and then live with the consequences. I'd love to be up in the Big Sky country - safe from everything except asteroid impact or eruption of the Yellowstone Super Volcano. Until I can retire and move, I'm staying put if physically possible.

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I am going to have dreams of winning the lotto and buying that toy I like it...

electric yard sweeper

 

Yeah, me too. It has to be a big lotto as well. I'd estimate it would cost about $250 at current prices to STOP shooting.

 

For those that don't know: Mini-guns, in fact all the Gatling guns and cannons, are spinning so fast that it takes as many as 7 barrels to stop spinning when the trigger is released. As each barrel rotates in front of the hammer, it fires so it could take as many as 21 rounds (3 guns, 7 rounds each) AFTER you have stopped shooting before the last round heads down range. Depending on caliber and ammo price and tracer content, they are expensive to fire.

 

Haven't fired one since my army days - what a RUSH!

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When Puff the Magic Dragon spoke !!!! everyone listened..

 

I like Dragons also..

 

Red lines out.....good. Green lines in....bad. Love Dragon breath. When they say "Get Down!", that does not mean jump up and start dancing. Stay away from the Green lines.

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Guest kevin

i think i'm bug in. i plan for the need to bug out. i hope i don't have to do either, that we will change our path.

i know i'm dreaming.

 

there is no "do this and you'll be ok" plan.....be prepped for your best guess, keep your head,and pray(literally) God likes you.

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i think i'm bug in. i plan for the need to bug out. i hope i don't have to do either, that we will change our path.

i know i'm dreaming.

 

there is no "do this and you'll be ok" plan.....be prepped for your best guess, keep your head,and pray(literally) God likes you.

 

Agreed, sir. It sometimes seem like we HOPE things go bad so we can use our preps. I've NEVER been in a SHTF situation that was comfortable so I never want to be in another one. I pray it is all unneeded and my grandkids can laugh at what a fruitcake grandpa was but that isn't the way I'm betting.

 

You're also correct, there is NO guaranteed, this plan will work, survival strategies. All you can do is your best; there is always an element of luck, karma, fate, the Will of God, what ever you choose that is present. As long as we are alive, the only thing we KNOW for certain is that we will die. I just don't want that part of it to be too soon or too uncomfortable.

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Our home is THE BOL for our son and two daughters, so we are bugging in. I do still travel alot to politically

"unfriendly" states, so I,ve had to "manage" my supplies for those areas, if I/we are there when the SchumerStorm hits.

Our kids live within walking distance even in the wintwr, so that is good. I would much rather plan and oreoare as a cynical pessimist than as an optimist with rose-colored-glasses. At least I can sleep knowing my family is taken care of.

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