Are You Bugging In Or Bugging OutIn the event of an economic collapse, and EMP or any natural disaster your survival option and whether you are bugging out or bugging in will be a little different depending on where you live, how much you have been preparing and your financial situation.

If you live in a rural area you will need to make a completely different approach than you would if you live in the big city. And like I said, your current economic situation and how much you have already prepared will be a huge factor as well.

This isn’t a you should have this and you should have that list, this is just a few things that you should take into consideration while planning for your survival. It is always a good idea to ask yourself “what if” and be ready for any disaster scenario that presents itself. I would suggest getting a notepad and brainstorming some disaster situations and see how you feel you will fare in different situations.

Below are a few things to take into consideration as you decide whether bugging in or bugging out give you the best option for survival.

Living In The City

Urban Bug Out Plan

Bugging out could be a wise choice considering you are in the eye of the storm.

Bugging out could be the best choice when the city is in turmoil, as long as you have a place to go…do you?

What is your bug out plan? You will need to have a plan already in place for this scenario, and you will need to be practicing it, just like a fire drill.

Keep a clear head, everyone else will be panicked and unprepared so stay as calm as possible and blend in.

Don’t wear all camo and have a military style bug out bag, your camouflage will be blending in with everyone else in the city, wear regular cloths and have a backpack like looks like one anyone else would carry downtown.

In the case of civil unrest caused by an economic collapse you will need to have tools, weapons and other supplies that will help you get to your destination. You might not want to be carrying a shotgun and fishing tackle, but you might want supplies like a crowbar and a lock picking set.

Your Going To Stand Your Ground…

Get ready for the fight of your life, because everyone wants what you have.

Bugging in will require more planning and security.

How long can you sustain you and your family if you couldn’t leave your home?

How much ammo, food, water and other supplies do you have stockpiled?

Do you have a plan in place in the event that you do need to bug out?

Do you have what it takes to defend your property when it gets worse?

Suburban Living

You Love The Burbs…

This won’t be as hard as living in the city, But it won’t be easy either. Bugging in the suburbs will require more planning and security.

How long can you sustain you and your family if you couldn’t leave your home? You will have to venture out for supplies at some point, are you ready for that?

Just like an urban survival situation you will need plenty of ammo, food, water and other supplies.

Do you have a plan in place in the event that you do need to bug out? Because you are semi bugged out right now you might have a few more options available.

Do you have what it takes to defend your property when it gets worse? People will eventually come, is your home and perimeter secure?

There Goes The Neighborhood!

Bugging out could be the best choice when the city is in turmoil, because you will be next. But, do you have a place to go?

What is your bug out plan? You will need to have a plan already in place for this scenario, and you will need to be practicing it.

What you need in your bug out bag will be slightly different depending on the scenario you are facing.

Again, keep a clear head, everyone else will be panicked and unprepared so stay as calm as possible and blend in.

The Country Life

Your Not Selling The farm…

Rural living could be the best position to be in.

Bugging in a rural setting will still require planning and security, but you will have more options than you would in the city or suburbs.

How long can you sustain you and your family if you couldn’t leave your home?

You will have the property and skills to garden or hunt and own animals and be self sustaining.

How much ammo, food, water and other supplies do you have stockpiled?

It’s always good to have a plan B. Have a bug out location even if you don’t think you will ever need it.

Do you have what it takes to defend your property if and when it gets worse?

Do you have a community to help you defend your family and help you be self sufficient?

Run To The Hills…

It’s just not far enough away for me.

Bugging out might become necessary, even if you live in a rural area, as long as you have a place to go that is.

What is your bug out plan? You will need to have a plan already in place for this scenario, and you will need to be practicing it.

In this situation a bug out bag will not be as important as a bug out location, your basically bugging out to the middle of nowhere so having a place to go is critical.

What you have at your bug out location? Are you planning on using your bug out location long term, or short term? You will stock your bug out location different if you plan on just riding the storm out and returning to your property, hopefully no one has taken up residence at your home or you might have to fight for it.

In the case of civil unrest caused by an economic collapse you will need to have tools, weapons and other supplies that are different than the tools you would use in the city, tools for building, gardening and that will help you get to your destination. Are you ready to go?

Closing Thoughts

Understanding your situation and understanding what gives you the best chance for surviving any life changing situation is the first step you take when you are putting together a survival plan. Prepping and being prepared starts in your head, not at the dinner table. You could have a basement full of canned goods and water but if you need to bug out it will all be worthless.

Thanks,

Dale

 


Dale
Dale

Survival and being prepared should not only be a passion, it should be a lifestyle. The definition of a prepper is "An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances, without substantial resources from outside sources" Like the Government, police etc. I don't believe that the end of the world will be the "end of the world" I believe it will be the end of the world as we know it now. You can also find me on Google Plus and Twitter

    1 Response to "Are You Bugging Out Or Bugging In?"

    • Shellybee

      I enjoy reading your articles. Very good information and we (my husband and I) are learning a lot. We have been prepping for about a year now. I must say, sometimes we get very discouraged because we are African Americans and live in a big city in a not so comforting neighborhood. We’ve been in our house for over 20 years and almost done paying it off. The reality is that we know that the people we live around are not and will not be prepared. We also don’t trust telling anybody what we are doing. We have no other place to go and not sure of what we could do. We don’t have much family and the family we do have are not on the same page as we are. Reading articles like the above scares me but I know its information that we need to know. Is there any advice that you could give us? Is there anything we could do giving our circumstances? Thanks!

      Shelly

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