Purchasing a Bug Out Property or Survival Retreat Part 2

Continuing our discussion on our bug out location plans Lisa and I talk about OPSEC, building community and brainstorm a little bit about what our plans are…for now.

If you haven’t listened to part one of this 2-part series you can listen here. We also talked about why water is the most important aspect to think about when purchasing property. In this video there is a process to drill your own shallow well.

Important: We talked about burying a shipping container quite a bit in this podcast, but please remember, shipping containers are meant to carry things, not to be buried underground.

If we decide to bury a shipping container,we will need to fortify it somehow to withstand the weight of the dirt. If you are thinking about something like this, read this article first.

In This Week’s Show…

Set a Time Frame: Depending on what you purchase you need to have a realistic time frame in mind. We never know when disaster might strike, but rushing things is never a good idea.

Define Your Vision: Define how you plan to use the property, who is going to use it, and what do you have planned in general. Doing so will help throughout the building process.

Set Your Priority’s: Once you define your vision for the property, you can then begin setting your priorities. Because this will take some time, begin with the most critical aspects of the bug out property.

How Often Will You Visit: How frequently you visit the property will probably correlate with how much you invest in the property. Thsi week we talked about security from squatters and building below ground (OPSEC).

Community: Staying completely secret might backfire, people will wonder what your up to. how much info do you give out?Will you need help building or need supplies? And what about possible medical emergencies?

The Weekly Survival Tip:

This week’s survival tip is about water safety. Just because water looks clean or dirty is not a good indicator if it is or not. There are many microorganisms that can grow in water and make you sick and you won’t even see them. Here are a few articles that I found helpful.

More goes into picking the right water filter than cost. On most preparedness websites you will see the Sawyer Mini or the LifeStraw. While these are great in some situations, they are worthless in others.

  • Here is an article about different types of water filters and what they do from GeekPrepper.
  • Hidden water sources, tools for preppers, and storage ideas from HappyPreppers


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

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