There are dozens of scenarios where you might find yourself grabbing your bug out bag, loading your family in the car, and heading out of the city toward somewhere safer (hopefully a bug out location).
But unless you’re a psychic or get an insider tip that a disaster is imminent, you’re not going to know it’s time to bug out until the millions of other people in your city know, too. They’ll all be trying to leave at the same time, forcing traffic to a complete standstill.
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This means you could end up stuck in traffic as whatever disaster you’re fleeing from approaches. Depending on the type of disaster, you may have been better off staying at home.
So is it even worth trying to bug out if everyone else is, too? Yes, but only if you can find an alternate route out of the city. You need to find a path out of town that most people wouldn’t think to take, even if it means winding back and forth through alleys, ditches, residential streets, train tracks, country roads, and so forth.
That’s the topic of this video by Canadian Prepper. He talks about the dangers of bugging out and how to find an escape route that won’t be completely congested. I suggest getting a paper map, exploring your city, and marking several different routes.
Watch the video below for more info.