Campers As A Bug Out Vehicle

This post originally appeared over at 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 … Read more

Lighting Up Your Bug Out Bag

summer backpacking gear

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

Fashion for the apocalypse

 Fashion for the Apocalypse by AniOre   Ah ha ~ those that know me, will say, ‘oh that’s so her’, because in my previous, lah de dah lifestyle, I was all about fashion ~ and still am in a fashion (pun intended); so I can’t pass up this opportunity of talking about fashion in the … Read more

Sailing for Survival

One survival option I have considered over the last year is a sailboat. Within the survival community there are two major camps, the bug-out doctrine and the castle doctrine. Needless to say, each has many variations and are highly tailorable to personal needs and available options. I think for many families the castle doctrine is … Read more

16 Hiding Places and Small Caches

Every prepper understands the need to be prepared, materially prepared, with all of your equipment and supplies that you might need in a crisis or major disaster close at hand, accessible and most importantly intact. It is easy enough to take care of the first two but the last one is fairly difficult. After all, … Read more

The Obsession with Bugging Out and Bug Out Bags

by L.M. “If you can’t evacuate your house in 5 minutes flat then stop what you’re doing right now and…”   Ever heard that before?   Did it scare you?  Make you think, Oh my gosh I better get prepared! Most people who have been in the “survival” or “preparation” mode for any period of time have … Read more

Thinking about Bug-out Vehicles

I am in the process of looking for another vehicle after selling my previous “bug out” vehicle – a Chevy Blazer ZR2. My thoughts on what to get and what might be the best bug-out vehicle is beginning to change. Previously – I had based my needs something that could haul my family of 4 … Read more

Bugging Out On Foot – What to Expect

woman carrying backpack outdoors

Bugging out is something that you must consider as a prepper. When a situation becomes unsalvageable, or the danger of staying put or bugging in entails risks that you are not willing to take, it is time to get out of Dodge. Many preppers plan to bug-out using a personally-owned vehicle of some kind but … Read more