13 Bug Out Scenarios to Practice Today

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Most preppers who claim they are serious about survival talk about bugging out, but they don’t really plan for it. Sure, they might have some pie in the sky ideal of throwing their stuff in the car and heading for their first carefully chosen, pre-stocked bug out location, but they make some pretty broad assumptions … Read more

10 Reasons Bugging Out May Not Be for You

It is the rare prepper who will not have a plan for bugging out when a situation turns against them or looks unendurable from the beginning. Having a bug-out plan is something of a “graduation exercise” in prepping, an obvious indicator that you are serious about what you are doing, and are ready for the … Read more

8 Places to Bug-Out You Have Never Thought Of

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Bugging out is a central concept for most preppers. The notion being that when times get tough and the skies darken you will take off into the wilderness in an effort to avoid trouble and stay alive. It’s hard to argue with this logic, and you should always have a plan to bug out in … Read more

How to Bug Out – The Ultimate Guide

If you are new to prepping in general you have probably already read and heard about the concept of bugging out. Or perhaps you are a relatively green prepper, and have not tackled this “big ticket” item on your prepper To-Do list. Whichever the case might be, bugging out is in some ways a sort … Read more

How to Make Your Bug-Out Bag Modular

Ah, the bug out bag. The prepper standby and source of constant tinkering, consternation and much discussion. There are a 1,001 ways to choose, fill and pack a BOB, but one method in particular I have been experimenting with over the past year since an associate introduced me to it has been a real game … Read more

8 Overlooked Bug-Out Bag Items

Tweaking your bug out bag is a never-ending endeavor. The more you learn, the more you add and remove items, the goal being to make it more lightweight, more functional and more tuned to your unique situation and the disasters you’re prepping for. Today we’re going to talk about some of the things you may … Read more

12 Dangers That Await You When Bugging Out

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If you’re preparing for an event where you believe you may be forced to leave your home, you need to be prepared to combat the dangers of bugging out. Bugging in is almost always a safer route to take because you are at least somewhat aware of the hazards that exist in your local area. … Read more

How to Get Fuel Mileage from Your BOV

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by Ryan Many survivalists and preppers have a vehicle specifically designated for bugging out. If your bug out location is more than about 30 miles from your home, a vehicle may be your best option. However, fuel may be hard to come by. In many disaster scenarios fuel costs would skyrocket, gas stations would be … Read more

How to Stockpile for your Motorcycle

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by Megan When properly modified as a bug out vehicle, a motorcycle can get you over terrain that only a handful of vehicles can traverse. It can also get you over some rough territory that would give a lot of “regular” trucks pause. The key thing when stockpiling your motorcycle as a bug out vehicle … Read more

Covering More Ground when Bugging Out

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So it is time to bug out. Something horrible has happened and you need to get away from civilization as quickly as possible. You have plenty of wilderness ahead of you, but you need to move quickly and put miles behind you. The terrain is rough, the rocks are slick, and you may even have … Read more

Finding the Perfect Bug Out Location

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by Jeanie First off there is no such thing as perfection, but there is the best available property for your needs. Finding the best Bug Out Location (BOL) depends on your requirements and personality – yes personality. Some people thrive on their own just with their immediate family while others need the support system of … Read more

How to Organize a Bug Out Bag

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You may be at the point where you have spent several months, if not entire years, researching different types of bug out bags and the gear to put inside of it. In your research, you’ve likely come across a great variety of opinions on what the best overall type of bag is and which equipment … Read more

The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle Gear List

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Though a bug out bag can help you last anywhere between a couple of days to a week, a well-equipped bug out vehicle can help you survive for weeks away from home, just in case you didn’t get to or don’t have a bug out retreat. In today’s article I want to focus on the gear … Read more

Book Review: BUG OUT by Scott Williams

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 … Read more

Lighting Up Your Bug Out Bag

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Today’s typical bug out bags can weigh between forty and seventy pounds. For many of us that’s just to much weight to haul. Happily, significant backpack weight reduction is possible without giving up the necessities, and even some of the comforts. For our growing population of aging, and with our often sedimentary lifestyles, walking for … Read more

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

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 … Read more