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Book Review: BUG OUT by Scott Williams

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Scott Williams book BUG OUT – The Complete Guide for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late has been on my nightstand for quite some time. A review is long over due.

Bugging out is not a major aspect of my preparedness system however this book has certainly provided some perspective. “Bugging in” should the SHTF is my main plan. BUG OUT really opened my eyes. I have realized

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Vehicle Maintenance Advice

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By: Tony D

 

As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed quite a bit of knowledge. I often see vehicles in my shop that are in such poor shape, I can just imagine them clogging the roadways in a SHTF situation. I think that some folks just don’t care. But

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Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution

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Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

By Bernie Carr http://apartmentprepper.com/

One of the issues to consider when preparing for a disaster is where to focus your spending:

Do you focus most of your money on buying supplies to prepare your house or apartment (Shelter in place)?

OR

Do you spend money on gear so you can leave your area when disaster hits (Bugging Out)?

We’ve struggled with this question ourselves. Naturally you

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3 Keys For Locating, Developing Bug-Out Destination

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By Cherie

Those fortunate enough to have a bunker near their homes will be in good position to survive the storm. Everyone else should have a bug-out location already scouted and mapped out, but all places of refuge are not created equal. Keep the following three pieces of advice in mind when determining your SHTF location.

Logistics

When choosing a location to bug out, there are two very important factors that cannot be ignored. The

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Campers As A Bug Out Vehicle

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This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format. – – Rourke

 

By the WE2’s

To us, having our travel trailer is a must. Not only do we love to travel and camp, it just sort of “feels good” to know we pretty much will always have a roof over our heads and the taxes are cheap since it’s taxed as personal property rather than real estate.

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Infographic: Bug Out Bag Checklist

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I enjoy looking at some of these “infographics”. Infographics can provoke thought and educate – but there are some pretty ridiculous ones out there as well. Infographics can be seen on all kinds of things like container gardening, survival skills, food storage, firearms, first aid, camping, shooting, hiking, backpacking, household frugal ideas, etc. The one below on creating a bug out bag I thought was pretty good so I figured I would share.

Any thoughts

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Getting Past the Basics: Retreats

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I’ve been mulling an article of some sort about how things are changing so fast, and that the center can’t hold against pressure like this forever, but Remus surely beat me to it.

It doesn’t really matter, though; it’s not like you really needed to hear it from me (or him). Take any number of recent headlines and tell me your thoughts: Planes being shot down, planes disappearing altogether, a new

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Flashlight mounts for Mountain Bikes

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Riding mountain bikes on trails is one of my favorite activities and it is something I do not get to do often enough. Riding at night has proven difficult in total darkness. In order to facilitate my riding I have used small bungee cords to wrap a flashlight around my handlebars. Does it work? Sometimes. Unfortunately a good solid bump will jar the light loose and then I find myself riding blind and trying to

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bugging out? Don’t leave the bicycle behind……

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

 

 

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep discounts on Amazon. Many items are available with Free

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Surviving in the Open Water

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Finding oneself stranded in open water is a terrifying scenario and among the most challenging to survive. How do you navigate when distances are vast and landmarks are few? How do you withstand the tests of scarce resources and a finite timeline when you can’t walk more than a few steps in every direction? These questions are exactly what make preparation even more crucial. Below you’ll learn about prepping for open water survival; if you

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INCH BAG

 

We have all heard of “BOB” bug out bag, “GHB” get home bag, “GOOD” get out of dodge bag, and about a dozen”other” types of bag. Each member of my family has a “INCH” bag, (I’m Never Coming Home).

Why an INCH bag, when I live in a rural area, on top of a mountain with a good water source? Our bug out location is our home, family members from other states will be

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Seasoned Preppers “Bug Out Bag”

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The following post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be scene in its original format HERE.

by “The Coach”

I am not ashamed to say that I am 63 years old. I have been a prepping since I have been 17 years old. This is a long time before “Prepping” was fashionable. I was in the U.S. Military, Law Enforcement and worked for a number

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7 days and 3,055 miles in a 1968 13.5’ single axle “Canned Ham” travel trailer

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

Considering the nuances of bugging out from town to my off grid rural cabin I had an epiphany. I would be better off if I could take my “home” with me in the event that it would be impossible to get to my cabin or other circumstances made it impractical to do so.

I recently acquired a 1968

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Long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location for sale

Interested in non-domestic retreat property? This looks interesting…… Rourke

 

View terrace restaurant View terrace restaurant View Tempus from 2 tucanes View Tempus from 2 tucanes WE REACH THE WATERFALL WE REACH THE WATERFALL road to spa area Road to spa area Road to facilities Road to facilities

 

Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location!

 

By owner – This land has the ideal features of a survival property and at the

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Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location for sale

View terrace restaurant

Interested in non-domestic retreat property? This looks interesting…… Rourke

 

Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location!

By owner – This land has the ideal features of a survival property and at the same time is the ultimate home and/or retreat location, in a socially and financially stable country such as Costa Rica, in a sought -after and dreamed-of location such as the Caribbean.

Seclusion, food production, plenty of water from its own

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Part 7: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 7

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6

This is a good spot to briefly discuss bartering. Bartering for life saving resources is a lot different than haggling over a used car or something at a garage sale. Give it some thought. You

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Part 6: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 6

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5

Where – If we have to go on foot and we make it to the wilderness, how will we survive? We have to be able to make Shelter and Fire, get Food and Water and SECURE ourselves. I say again:

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Part 5: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 5

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4

Other clothing:

Long johns are always good to have no matter what the season. It can get chilly at night. You should have a good pair of pants with multiple pockets in your bag. Carpenter type work jeans or military clothing would be

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Part 4: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 4

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3

Where – Where will we meet if separated before, during and after an event? A minimum of two Rendezvous Points (R.P.’s) per time period would be good (a main & an alternate), remember that it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. So 2

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Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location for sale

Road to facilities

Interested in non-domestic retreat property? This looks interesting…… Rourke

 

Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location!

 

By owner – This land has the ideal features of a survival property and at the same time is the ultimate home and/or retreat location, in a socially and financially stable country such as Costa Rica, in a sought -after and dreamed-of location such as the Caribbean.

Seclusion, food production, plenty of water from its

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Part 3: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 3

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2

Where – If the ‘where’ is close there may not be time to flee. Bug-In and fortification become priorities. If the ‘where’ is away from us but at some point we will have to leave anyway, driving may be an option. However, man-made catastrophes tend to spread quickly and

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To Flee or Not To Flee……Weapons: Part 2

Part 1 can be read HERE.

 

To Flee or Not To Flee

That is the Question…

PART TWO

(…Well one of them anyway)

A (Short) Beginners Guide to Preparing for Emergencies

Proverbs 19:20

by M.B.

Now onto some other weapons.

Knives are good. They’re quiet, concealable, never run out of ammo & are easy to maintain. However, an issue with knives is the proximity you have to

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To Flee or Not To Flee……That is the Question Part 1

The following is Part 1(of 7) in a series of guest posts that will be running over the next week or so.

To Flee or Not To Flee

That is the Question…

(…Well one of them anyway)

A (Short) Beginners Guide to Preparing for Emergencies

Proverbs 19:20

by M.B.

Introduction

I would like

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LIFE’S LESSONS: A Little Exercise In Emergency Bugging Out

The following article originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

– – – Rourke

Woods in Winter

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com

July 4th every tenth year, we have a family reunion on my Dad’s side of the family. This year, I happened to be the oldest survivor, (There were a couple of cousins-in-law that were a couple of years older

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