Discussion in 'Prepping Talk' started by Sentry18, Sep 6, 2019.
From over 30 years ago, my plan has always been "bug in" ...always.
That's where my efforts and work has always been.
Some of the details may change a bit within that plan , I'm open to better ideas , and will modify accordingly, but always bug in.
I'm perfectly content with where I'm at .
Ask my wife why I dug this pond ,(20 ft deep) near 30 years ago.
Plans for shtf , she will tell you.
Today , I can feed my entire family with fish. There are some 20 lb bluecat, 8 lb bass, and bazillions bluegill.
Depends on whether or not those train cars look like cattle cars and the signage is in german.
I plan to bug in at farm by way of bugging out of the outer urban area.
To honeybees & catfish, fresh vegetables & geese, guns & knives.
I am to old to run far, have to many family members to leave.
Down the road I would have no help, no one would trust me.
No I would live & die at the BOL.
I am doing both now, and figure to do both (Bug-in and Bug-out) post SHTF.
I think we can do our best to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. Stuff will happen that we cannot or will not prepare or plan for. How about wildfires? Or even a house fire?
Age! Oh how 10 years makes a difference in the ability to get around.
Our current plan is bug-in. If that falls apart then it is off to phideaux's place to help him catch fish.
Planning for both bug in and bug out.
The bug out plan still needs a lot of work, but once the debt is paid off I can devote more resources to it.
I want to fit roof racks and basket on the car.
I have no bug out plan. A fire might drive me out of here but not much else.
I both intend to bug in and have the option to bug out. And I have reviewed, tested, and improved on my bug out plan a number of times. I even have a storage garage with concealed preps halfway between my home and my BOL, a like minded associate willing to house me temporarily about 1/3 of the way, and a relative about 2/3rds of the way. I do have a few items there as well.
I have often thought that the way to go would be a box trailer, parked in a heated garage, as a pantry. Fill up he aisle with last minute stuff like guns, ammo, clothing, and as much else as possible in the time allowed.
I don’t have the option of bugging out.
Wife is afraid of everything, elderly mother and MIL, Sister who’s thinking process shuts down when she’s upset and a “disabled” SIL. I’m toast.
Restocking point for our children.
Bugging in is my current status. I do have a good friend a little over an hours drive from here that has made us welcome to head that way it situation called for it. But that will be only under bad conditions.
Future plans are to purchase a BOL in a different location and move there permanatly. We are already searching for that location.
Used to be every time I got deployed, I would rethink my options when I got home.
Still preparing, living on less, so eventually will have better setup.
Started teaching grand daughter little things now.
We will bug in. But we do have the van to try to make a run for it if we have to.
I wish we could have made it bullet proof though,.
Far as everything else we have the experience but not so sure about the physical ability.
I do have my freezer and solar if things get bad. Don't worry about freezing down here too much although it can get in the teens it seldom does.
I have but one line to add to Selco's article:
Blessed are the flexible, for they won't be bent or broken.
bugging in, I have 5 or 6 locations I can relocate to, all located and scouted by me in advance, if needed but I don't expect to as my location is rural, I left the city over 20 years ago and never looked back.
at some point post collapse ALL supplies/food/etc will be used up, THEN we will see who has the skills and knowledge to survive without a grocery store to go to.
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