Planning for Evacuation!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”
Your 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.
The 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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Has the 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.
Personally, 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.
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This 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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Much 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.
But 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)