This short essay seems to compliment your views on bugging out.
Thought you might enjoy reading it and perhaps post it for others on
Keep up the good work and best wishes in your new home!
I suppose that everyone that follows my blog has long ago forgotten about childish fantasies of bugging out and living off the land in the closes national park, hunting and gathering, along with everyone else that came up with the same brilliant idea.
Still, bugging out is a very real possibility. There’s disasters, accidents and terrorist attacks that may force you out of your home. Its not a matter of you wanting to, it’s a matter of having to leave like it or not. If that ever happens, heck if your house just gets burned down or destroyed by a flood, you and your family will be much better off if you made at least some plans ahead of time and have a kit or emergency bag ready to go. If that ever happens I wouldn´t go to the nearest park to set camp. I’d go to friends or family, or a hotel until I manage to get to a better location. Bugging out with a forest as your destination is as stupid as it gets. You need a place where you can get yourself together, regroup and rebuild your life. For me, that would be moving back to my folks place, for someone else, it could be some other family or friend.
This is different from relocating which is what we did. Granted, we left pretty much everything behind to start over elsewhere, a place we’ve never been to before. Yes, it wasn’t a walk in the park, it was pretty stressful, but you do what you have to do when the country or state you live in no longer keeps up with your bare minimum expectations of what life should be. Millions still live in Argentina. Many may want to leave but I bet that millions are perfectly happy living there, but for me that kind of crime, corruption, social and cultural degradation was too much. It had gone beyond what I was willing to accept both for myself and my family.
In that case you organize as best as possible, do tons of research and leave. As hard as it may be and it is hard to relocate, you can manage to pull it off and not feel entirely like a refuge. One thing is leaving like we did, and another very different is just grabbing the kids, a couple bug out bags and running out the door into an uncertain future.
I think that everyone should (intelligently) organize so as to bug out just in case they ever have to, just because you never know if one day you may have to do so. In other cases an event may have such as impact in your world that you may contemplate relocating elsewhere.
As unlikely as either one may be, I believe you are much better off if you prepare for such an eventuality, just in case.
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