I will be updating this thread as often as I can.
It would seem we are living in times where considering and/or prepping to 'bugout' should be on all of our minds.
We currently have the Russia, Ukraine crisis deepening by the day. The Israeli, Palastinian conflict. The Fukushima Nuclear disaster that not only never goes away but becomes more of a danger every day. There is ISIS trying to take over the world with a B/S religion and ideology. And if that was not enough already there is the out of control Ebola ready to get you.
I am not going to attach the blame of any of these events on anyone. There are enough threads doing a good job of that here already. In reality this is not the time to be squabbling about these things. This is the time to think about how to best protect oneself and family.
So this thread is about preparing to 'bugout'. The how, where, when if you will. Feel free to contribute anything of relevance. B/S, abusive, call out, or off topic posts will be deleted.
I guess the first thing to consider would be where to 'bugout'.
You need to choose a place that offers you some kind of security. A hidden away cave or somewhere deep in a forest is a good consideration as too mountains. Try to find somewhere as remote as possible. You don't want any old clown stumbling upon your spot. Make sure you don't leave evidence of your presence. Keep your are tidy and free from trash. Set up a perimeter and protect that with early warning. This can be done with just some cord and old tin cans. Make sure you have an escape route planned for if you need to de-camp in a hurry.
You need to consider how your going to get water. So find a local source, stream, well, spring etc.
Make sure you are near a supply of fire material. Fire will be a good friend to you.
I will post much more in this thread as and when I can. For now I have to go out,I will be back later.