My belief is the exact opposite. I would never "bug out" unless it was a last resort. I'm "bugging IN." It will be a LOT easier to defend my family from our house than out in the open, on the road, etc. No way I'm going "out there" or "on the move." I can keep WAY more provisions with me in my home that I can carry "out there on the move."my point of view that barricading or any form of fortress is a bad idea if the SHTF. In that unlikely event, I'd prefer to be agile and keep moving.
I'm not the least bit paranoid or a predictor of doom. But I do amuse myself with imagining what I would do if... whatever IF happens to be.
Most people live in populated areas. If order really broke down, I would not bet on neighbors rallying to defend their town or neighborhoods. The gangs or other threats will go there. Because that where stuff is. Food, fuel, women, guns, whatever they are looking for. I want to be where they aren't looking because there's nothing of value to them there. It's difficult to leave everything behind. But I have no desire to be killed by marauders defending my castle. They can have it. I'll live to fight another day.
I think digging in is a mistake. You don't have to permanently sleep on the ground - as in not have shelter. But wherever you go I believe you do have to be ready to leave it. Most importantly, be able to see bad guys coming and have the time and a plan to get away. Agile.
I've been camped out in some very remote wildernesses - on a couple of occasions for a couple of weeks. What you have is what you could carry. I managed to be reasonably comfortable. How would it be if it were months? Difficult for sure. But if the alternative was being killed I could handle the inconveniences.
Is humanity's future something like Mad Max? Probably not. I think it's more likely a meteor hits the Earth and wipes us out. If that happens. I'd just stay home, grill a steak, enjoy my last martini and hope my house is at ground zero.
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I hear that a lot whenever this topic comes up. I hope it's true but I don't share the same faith in the ability or bravery under fire of the average Joe. Some might rise to the occasion but most not. Under the best of circumstances I think they would lack the discipline to fight as a unit. As someone once said, all plans are good until the first shot is fired. I've thought about this quite a bit and I like my odds as an irregular. Hit and run. Mostly run. If I had to fight, I like my chances as a guerilla.I believe most of my neighbors have also been "waiting for just such an occasion!" LOL!
I hear that a lot whenever this topic comes up. I hope it's true but I don't share the same faith in the ability or bravery under fire of the average Joe. Some might rise to the occasion but most not. Under the best of circumstances I think they would lack the discipline to fight as a unit. As someone once said, all plans are good until the first shot is fired. I've thought about this quite a bit and I like my odds as an irregular. Hit and run. Mostly run. If I had to fight, I like my chances as a guerilla.
I can still see and shoot well enough to ring steel at 600 yards without making a project of it and taking all day. With a decent but not fancy bolt action. The main topic here is food. But what else would anyone put in their kit? I have two identical bug outs and a smaller kit for those days that stop short of SHTF but you may need something heavier than your EDC.
Y'all gettin' hungry?
It's about that time of day to start thinking about what's up for dinner tonight.
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