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Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging Out

Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging Out
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Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging OutIf you had to pick up and go right now, could you do it? How long would it take for you to gather your important documents, extra clothes, food and water, and necessary gear? If so, great. You are ahead of the curve. If not, this episode will tell you how to put together a 72-hour bag without breaking the bank. Continue reading Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging Out

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Bugging out with Kids!

Bugging out with Kids!
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Bugging out with Kids!The ole question is, how do we bug out with kids? This is as topic that can put a crimp in many people’s preps, however we have to preserve the next generation as best we can. Imagine if you will the loud kids with you bugging out, sounds crazy huh? Well it is the reality of the situation. What kind of situations will we run into? Depending on age it can be a struggle, some kids might not Continue reading Bugging out with Kids!

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Bug Out Bag Essentials

Bug Out Bag Essentials
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Bug Out BagOn this episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, Author Bobby Akart will continue his month long discussion of prepper basics. Last week we discussed the Prepper’s Conundrum and the decision whether to bug-in or bug-out—Should I stay or should I go? This episode, we’ll talk about your bug-out bag and what to pack. We’ll even discuss bug-out vehicles for a grid down Continue reading Bug Out Bag Essentials

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17 Things to Do or Check before Bugging Out!

17 Things to Do or Check before Bugging Out

sam_0743The Internet is filled with various lists of what to pack in your bug out bag, what kind of bug out bag to buy, how to pick a bug out location, how to choose a bug out vehicle, and what to pack in that vehicle. It seems that the topic of bug out supplies and how to carry them has been covered ad nausea by most prepper sites. If you’ve got your bug out bag packed, you may think you are ready for anything. But the reality is that when disaster strikes, you can’t just grab your Continue reading 17 Things to Do or Check before Bugging Out!

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Escape and Evasion Part 2

Escape and Evasion Part 2 – On the road
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

Escape TeachingThis week, Sam Coffman continues this 2-part series about the bugout.  Once you have packed your bags, figured out where and how you are traveling, and have made the decision to leave, what are all of the issues on the road that you should be prepared for?

This week will wrap up the 2-part podcast series on bugging out, with enough information to give you some idea of how to realistically plan for a full bugout scenario from point A to point B, and all of the possible issues that could arise during this time where you are most susceptible to security and survival challenges.

In this week’s podcast, Sam discusses such topics as: Continue reading Escape and Evasion Part 2

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Bugging Out Realistically

Bugging Out Realistically
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”

Bugging OutHow many times have you looked into gearing up your bug out bag? Have you ever planned on escaping the Mad Max type scenario by living off the land somewhere in the middle of nowhere? Do you have the feeling that a complete societal collapse is looming just around the corner? If so, then this is just the show for you. No, I’m not going all doom and gloom this week, but rather I plan on dealing with a big dose of reality. Continue reading Bugging Out Realistically

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Evacuation Planning!

Planning for Evacuation!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”
EvacuationYour home is your castle and I’m sure, like me, you don’t plan to leave it all behind unless you absolutely have to. Sometimes though, bugging out is the only option, and the decision to do so may be made for you either by evacuation orders or the nature of a disaster.

Simply put, no one can say that they will never bug out, and there are some important preparations you need to have in place before that need arises. Sure, everyone should have a bug out kit ready to go, but proper planning isn’t as simple as it sounds. There are many factors to consider such as where will you go, how will you get there, and how to make sure the rest of your family also meets up with you along the way.

EvacuationThe answers to these questions depend on many factors and there is no one size fits all solution. Bug out plans depend on many factors and need to be adaptable on the fly. This week on The Prepared Canadian  I’ll discuss how to plan for almost any scenario with multiple choices that you must have in place before you are forced from your home.

Among the topics will be planning multiple destinations, mapping out routes and alternatives, having many ways to communicate with other members of your family if you are not all together, as well as some advice for bug out bag contents that will not only help you get where you’re going, but also help restore some sense of normalcy when the dust settles and your normal lives begin to come back into play.
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The (Almost) Deadly Mistake on Bugging Out!

Has theOzark23177 topic of Bugging Out or the Bug Out Bag been beat to death? You can use the search engines and find an endless  amount of articles and posts on the subject. Most of these articles have been well written and researched… behind a desk. How often do these articles reflect real life experience?, almost never I suspect.

bugoutbag-150x150Personally, I have experienced a time when I wish I would have had a bug out bag and not having one almost cost me my life but this is another story that I may share at some other time. For now I look forward to what we will hear from another who will be sharing their experience of near death and the reasons for and the items he believes are essential to have in your Bug Out Bag. I hope that you will tune in with me and listen as well. Looking forward to seeing you in chat.
gman “The Prepper Broadcasting Network”

8-26number3This Monday, August 26 on The Gun Show, Dave Womach reflects on some major issues he encountered on his recent survival camping trip – One that nearly cost him his life, yet the buddy system prevailed. From close encounters with Grizzly bears, to temperature extremes and exhaustion.

The Bug Out Bag is an essential item, and one that is always debated. This show will focus on the key items to NOT forget. Additionally, what if you could take just one luxury item in your bug out bag? What would it be, and why?

Learn from the hard lessons of this survival camping trip, without having to go through them yourself. Or call in with your tips and tricks to make camping out of a backpack a breeze.

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Urban Survival at Home (Bugging In)

TeachingMuch of the hype around preparedness and urban survival focuses on the concept of the “bug-out” bag and its various incarnations; and why not?  It’s a much simpler concept to wrap one’s head around than all the preparation involved in setting up your home as the spot you intend to stay in a post-disaster or even post-SHTF scenario. We teach bug-out scenarios, caches, escape and evasion and much more related to bugging out at my survival school – The Human Path – and it is important to know the full range of skills and equipment and realities around every aspect of bugging out.

8-25UrbanSurvival_01But the cold reality remains that “bugging out” should be your absolute last resort.  If you have spent any time and money at all on preparing your home (or even if you haven’t), your chances of roughing it through a disaster at home are still much better than driving, biking or walking out on your own (or in a group) – possibly to a destination that is a worse situation than the one you are leaving.

While it’s of course a great idea to have a bug-out location and bug-out bag (or a set of them), along with “get-home” bags in the car (probably a better initial investment in time and money), I’d like to walk through some of the major points of prepping your own domicile and hopefully even your neighborhood for a post-SHTF situation.

If it’s not already obvious, one of the nice things about survival is that “simple” is almost always best.  In this regard, let’s look to the basic necessities of survival and determine how we can fulfill those in our own home or apartment.  These necessities are typically: Water, Fire, Food, Shelter and Security.   For instance, one of the first things that students have to do at our Urban Core Basic (urban survival) course is to work as a team figuring out their resources from scrap and salvage spread all over about 5 acres from a “hurricane.”  Students work on what they learned in class to be able to create decent, secure shelters (that they can and will have to sleep in) in a minimum of time, while figuring out their resources and knowledge in the team. Continue reading Urban Survival at Home (Bugging In)

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Do you have a plan when disaster strikes?

bugoutBexar profile 100On this edition of Preparing For Life’s Storms let’s talk about the pros and cons of bugging out or bugging in. What will be the circumstance that causes you to have to make this decision and what choice will you make or will be made for you? What actions should you take to make sure your plans are successful? Will you be joining the millions that think they can make it living off the land or will you be one of those that ends up in a fema camp?  Join BexarPrepper  on Preparing for Life’s Storms as we discuss the possibilities and the options you may or may not have available to you!

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Bugging out? How ’bout a Zombie Apocalypse Vehicle?

Gun Show 5-6 125There’s been a lot of talk about Bugging Out lately, even in the main stream media. So when it comes time to do the dirty, are you ready? What about your vehicle?

On this Monday, May 6 edition of The Gun Show, Dave Womach will be interviewing Merrick Maxfield from 4x4Bodies.com. He specializes in Zombie Apocalypse vehicles, under the pretense of just building some Gun Show2 5-6 125really kick-butt rigs. Have you considered taking that old Rav4 and turning it into an armor plated machine capable of getting you and your family to safety?

Merrick creates kits that can be modified to fit any frame. In fact, many of his clients go get a beat-up clunker that’s been rolled, strip it down to the frame, and build their own rigs capable of mounting a 50 cal and a small squad ready for deployment. This will be a very interesting show!
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A few lower cost options for that bug out location!

Canada muskwa-kechika-area_9146_600x450Wouldn’t we all like to have a few dozen acres of semi wooded, prime hunting land complete with fortified home, onsite water and off grid power?  Well sure we would, that sounds like an ideal bug out location!  The reality is there are very few preppers who could afford this type of property, but still want to have a place to go when the poop hits the propeller.  Well, here are a few ideas to get you thinking that you CAN really get a bug out property without breaking the bank.  Of course, it’s not free, very few things in life are, but there are some low cost options to consider.

Preparing For Life160x125It’s no secret that I really don’t subscribe to end of world scenarios, where all infrastructures is lost forever, and mankind has to restart itself with dark age technology.  Far more likely are situations where bugging out for a few days, weeks or a couple of months is the best option, and worst case scenario.  An epidemic hitting your town, a chemical spill at a nearby plant, general rioting caused by an unpopular political move are just some of the reasons you may want to get your backside out of dodge.  How about a tornado, hurricane, or other event such as an earthquake was to take your home from you?  Wouldn’t a predetermined location that is yours, set up, and within travel distance be a great thing to be able to fall back on?

Backwoods Home150x100This week on The Prepared Canadian, I’ll go over a few lower cost options that can help you get a bug out location set up including some tips on finding land and a few things to look for as well as shelter and supply cache ideas.

 

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