In this episode we talk about picking a bug out location. In an article I just wrote I explained everything that we are thinking about from security, alternative power and resources. Here is an excerpt from that article…

“Not all of us can afford the typical bug out location that we hear about all the time, but with the right amount of thought and planning picking a bug out location that doesn’t meet the “ideal” specifications could actually turn out to be better than buying a plot of land on top of a mountain.

In a perfect world it would be great to have no budget and no time frame to deal with, but that is just not reality for most of us. just because we don’t have a lot of money does not mean we need to plan on bugging out to a campground somewhere, it just means we need to put some more thought into where our money is going before we invest it.”


This weeks Survival Tip

Having realistic expectations when prepping is critical top your survival. 10 miles “as the crow flies” is far different than the distance you will actually need to travel because of unexpected detours or roadblocks.

This article from Tin Hat Ranch goes into some great detail about being realistic when traveling on foot. We can also apply these ideas to other parts of prepping.

I also wrote an article about being physically is an important part of prepping and being prepared for a SHTF event. The article is titles “Are you physicaly ready for SHTF” and you can read it here.

Be Prepared For Everything

Amazon CoverI also talked about my book that was just published to Amazon and has been very well received. You can find the book here. As I wrote in the description of the book it is not all about doomsday and as the title says we should be prepared to face anything. Here is part of that article…

Preparedness should be a mindset, not a fad. To become a seasoned prepper we need to start from ground zero and work our way up, and we need to do it in a way that doesn’t put us in the poor house. Preparing is also very personalized, there is no one way to build your food storage and no one way to build your bug out bag. All of our situations are different and we need to plan accordingly.”

Read the entire article here.

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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

    2 replies to "SPP049 Bug Out Location Ideas Part 1"

    • methane creator

      Planning for different stages and types of scenarios is always important. I have alternate areas that if I have to leave my home, I will head out for. I am privledged to live on a nice lake in Central Texas. What always amazes me are the boaters who launch their boats all around this 20 mile lake. They launch and then drive across the entire lake to the other side to start fishing. Folks who launch from the other side, drive all the way across to start fishing where the last boat just launched. Funny but true. So my rant is probably about, if I leave Texas for Arizona, will the folks in Arizona leave and come to Texas?

    • OPSEC Shawn

      Loved the show, have to say that while I agree that 100% operational security is near impossible i think the essence of OPSEC was there but missed. The image of OPSEC is all what Lisa started on… being the gray man. The general population should have no clue. When it comes to strategic relocation/ bug out be like the family from “We’re The Millers”, normal as all get out. If you’re working on your property make sure you hire out of town contractors and a materials delivery plan.

      We can all go to the extremes in security/secrecy. Just remember sometimes the best kept secrets are right out in the open.

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