Imagine a disaster is imminent and you’ve decided to get out of dodge. You grab your bug out bags, load your vehicle, and hit the road. You might think that once you get out of town, you’re in the clear.
But the truth is there are dozens of things that could go wrong when bugging out, things that wouldn’t occur to most people.
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- Don’t forget to pay your bills before you leave.
- Don’t burn bridges before you leave.
- Don’t announce to your whole neighborhood that you’re leaving.
- Don’t tell anybody where you’re going.
- Don’t load your vehicle where everyone can see.
- Don’t just take your bug out bag. Bring what you can.
- Don’t try to carry more than 20% of your bodyweight.
- Don’t use major freeways for your route.
- Don’t leave without a final destination in mind.
- Don’t leave without a logical covery store in place.
- Don’t go unnarmed. Every group member should have a weapon.
- Don’t have your firearms out in the open (unless there’s no law enforcement).
- Don’t look military or tactical. It could draw unwanted attention.
- Don’t stop for the night where people will easily see you.
- Don’t burn a fire at night if at all possible.
- Don’t all sleep at once at night. Sleep in shifts.
- Don’t trespass on private property unless you have to.
- Don’t mark your destination on your map.
- Don’t approach your destination immediately. Stop and do some surveillance.
- Don’t become complacent once you get there.
Be sure to watch the video below to hear him elaborate on these points.