After the SHTF, desperate people could pour out of the cities, looking for food and water. Even more likely, marauders could invade remote homes, knowing the police are too busy to respond. This is why, if you do have a bug out location, you need to make sure you can defend it.
If you had to bug out in an instant, would you be like the average Joe and end up cold, hungry, sick, and dead, or would you be prepared with a bug out plan, plenty of supplies, and survival skills?
If you want to find a safe bug out location deep in the woods, you’ll need to find a road to a place that no one has any reason visit.
There are dozens of things that could go wrong when bugging out, things that wouldn’t occur to most people. This video covers 20 bug out mistakes.
You don’t want to go just anywhere after the SHTF. You want a bug out location that is safe and well hidden, among other things.
In the majority of circumstances, bugging out is not only far more dangerous and risky than bugging in, it will likely get you and your family killed.
Most people don’t have the strong sense of will and perseverance needed to handle an extreme change in environment, but they can learn.
You may think you have your plans and gear in order, but until you run through the following scenarios, there’s no way to know if you’re truly ready.
The bugging in versus bugging out debate is probably one of the biggest in the survival community, most likely because it’s almost impossible to predict.
You might think you can bug out pretty fast, but if you did a trial run and timed yourself, you might be surprised at how long it takes.