Which Do You Choose To Do?

Discussion in 'The Hangout' started by Keith H., Jun 25, 2017.

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Bugging in or Bugging out?

  1. I live in the city & will bug in at my house. Please tell us why.

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  2. I live in the city & will bug in at my flat. Please tell us why.

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  3. I live in the city & will bug out to a wilderness/country location. Please tell us why.

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  4. I live in a small town & will be bugging in. Please tell us why.

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  5. I already live in a country/bush/forest location & will be bugging in here.

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  6. Other. Please tell us what your plans are.

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  1. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    Which do you choose to do in a major TEOTWAWKI situation? Bugging in or bugging out?
    Keith.
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Master Survivalist
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    Bug in I know what's here and who lives around me.
     
  3. Arkane

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    I am in the city doing my duty
    Can leave at very short notice!
     
  4. LilSoldierGirl

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    The best and only plan one should have isn't a plan. It is options. Give yourself as many options as possible, because you probably will not have early warning of the type, extent or duration of any threat to your comfy existence.

    I might stay in my home, or I might travel to the family farm, or I might join up with any of the close friends I made in the military, or I might hide out in the extensive bush found all over Australia. I will do a threat assessment using the information I have at the time and then choose my best option.
     
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  5. Arkane

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    The hard part is getting enough information soon enough to make the right decision quick enough!
     
  6. Tom Williams

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    We plan to hold here as long as we can
     
  7. koolhandlinc

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    I plan to stay put until I feel its needed to leave. I know whats here as well. I also know that in that worst case situation. If we can stay here. Within a year I will have a tractor with a tiller with wood gasification that can save many many lives. Perhaps an entire neighborhood. I know what I have and my abilities. If forced to leave I am not sure I can gather whats needed to convert a tractor to a wood gasification system. I have friends and family that have said in worst case. They will attempt to get here.

    I hope to have my tractor set up with a wood gasifier within the next 12 months. Its a smaller JD318. Currently it starts and runs and tills. I just need ti add a gasifier onto the front so I can get it running with the wood.

    So stay if I can, leave if I must.
     
  8. lonewolf

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    I plan to stay here and bug in, most UK preppers think I have bugged out because of my location.
     
  9. Tumbleweed

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    We have discussed the situation, and we are going to just be as prepared here as we can. At my age, and with a bad heart, trying to go up into the mountains, or even out to the country, just is not going to be a possibility. Truthfully, if it is a life extinction event, I think that I don't want to survive it, because I am in no condition to live in a survival situation.
    However, there are lesser disasters that have to be coped with, so we are working towards making it through that kind of situation. We live in severe tornado country, and were here when the really devastating tornadoes came through in 2011.
    We did have running water; but no power for almost 2 weeks, and no way to really cook any food;so we pretty much ate what was in cans . No refrigerator or freezer, so all of that kind of food was gone. We couldn't drive anywhere because trees and power lines were all over the roads, and even if we could have driven, there was no place to go because nothing was open........anywhere.
    It was over 24 hours before the emergency vehicles were even able to get into our area and help the people who were injured.
    So, this is the kind of emergency situation we can prepare for, and hope to survive if it happens again, assuming that the house does not fall down on top of us first.
    We have solar power lights, and solar charger for the phones and iPads; plus extra batteries for them. Each month we try to set aside some storable food, and rotate the usage so that we use the oldest ones first.
    I try to keep the gas tank full in the old stationwagon, and we do grow a small garden.
    I know that this leaves a lot to be desired, as far as prepping goes; but even so, whatever we can do is better than not doing anything at all.
     
    1. Ystranc
      I think you show a great deal of wisdom in accepting the limitations of your situation, I think a little propane camp stove just to heat food and drinks would be an inexpensive and practical prep to get you through a 24hr power outage that wouldn't effect your rental agreement.
       
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  10. Denis_P

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    I live by the country, with plenty of land to grow food and raise animals if need be. There is also a major freshwater source nearby which is abundant with large fish as well, and a forested area which makes for a good retreat zone should I choose to bug out. So all in all I would say I'd be bugging in, as all the essentials I'd need are already present. The people around are also prepared and the type to stick together as a community, ready to take up arms against any possible intruders should the situation get to that point.
     
  11. Old Geezer

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    Beefing up this place, however there are large areas of this state that are socialist with lots of people who imagine themselves entitled to that which belongs to others. So, question is, what manner of perimeter -- if any -- could be established. I've only one neighbor who is a combat vet. and who is sewn-together well, but we're both old; workers the two of us, we could get lots of work done, maybe more so than much younger men.

    Sans safety, I'm out'a here with my family, food, and firearms. I'll be headed to my home state. I've got a friend in my home state who might be headed back up into the mountains where I'll be -- I don't see him staying in his current city. The two of us together would be a pair best not to mess with. I could put a crew of felons and monsters, however that never works out well. Ever hung out with the out-of-control? Not comforting. Friends of my dad's would get killed or do time (one for killing) and this crap hurt his business operations really bad; then he dropped dead which really really really hurt his business.

    If you are going to bug out, you'd better have planned like a madman and have checked out everything and everyone. Some folk get harder in a fight and some cut and run. You and your mates must have a common goal, because good fighters are often not the kindest of people -- they come together due to a ... yep, a common goal.
     
  12. lonewolf

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    there is this attitude in the UK, "its a small island, nowhere is safe", which actually is a load of B.S., my location would be considered by outsiders as "the middle of nowhere" even if they knew where it was, most don't. I am very happy to encourage this sort of attitude, as people with this attitude arent going anywhere.
     
  13. Tom Williams

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    Island limited space and resources
     
  14. lonewolf

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    that's what the majority thinks and that's why they wont survive SHTF.
     
  15. Ystranc

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    I'm also in the UK, outside the blast radius of Russia's largest nuclear weapon if it were to drop on my nearest city. I'm a bug in type and my home could be quite comfortable even after an event but I also have a back up plan to bug out if I need to. A very wise old man once told me"never make yourself into a refugee if you can help it" have a plan(or even a whole series of plans)and somewhere to go where you know that you will be welcome.
     
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  16. lonewolf

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    yes, we are both to the south west of the country, well away from any large city which would be attacked in any WW3 type scenario, anyone living in "the home counties" near London is living on borrowed time without a survival plan.
     
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  17. Tom Williams

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    If war 3 breaks out uk will be hit hard often and hard its un stageing area for movement east
     
  18. lonewolf

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    your thinking of D Day in WW2 , things have moved on since then, the US and UK already have bases in Europe and will jump off from there.
    in any case I wasn't referring to military troops, I was talking about ordinary people.
     
  19. Ystranc

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    I'm prepped for all the little things life can throw at me but the 3rd world war will effect everyone, that pretty much it's definition isn't it. Well do what we can though.
     
  20. lonewolf

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    yep that's why its called a World war as it will affect most of the planet.
     
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