This current health scare has taught all of us one thing about “prepping”.

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  1. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    The concept of “bugging out” is a fallacy. I just don’t see it as a viable option under almost any situation.

    Regardless of nearly any condition, at least here in the Midwest, the safest place to be is in my home.
     
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  2. TheDreadnought

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    I thought it was to keep 3 months of TP on hand.

    But yeah, I’ve never bought into the bugging out mentality. Unless you’re super rich with a luxury disaster bunker. Stay in one place where you have supplies and know the lay of the land.
     

  3. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    If you were in NYC or Seattle, bugging out would have been a great idea.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Why has it taught you that?

    Certainly not my view on it.
     
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    jconn465

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    Has taught me that approximately 5 million Chinese escaped BEFORE government lockdown.
    Gooberment failure. We need to learn the signs and pay attention.

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  6. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I understand viewpoints may vary. That’s why I mentioned the Midwest.

    There is no way that I, at 60, would be able to leave my home and forage my way to.........where? And carry all of that clothing, gear, food, and whatever else I need to survive just doesn’t make sense.

    nikkerett even mentioned bugging out of New York or Seattle, but some reports state that state PD’s are sending them back.

    It just makes more sense to me to be prepped and ready at home.
     
  7. xdmikey

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    Shelter in place is de riguer(sp?)where we live.
     
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    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

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    Yep, for most problems- “bugging-in” is more viable. Prep for home first, second and third options- bugging out is an absolute last resort.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Sounds more like it’s not an option for you, because you don’t have a place to go, or a plan.
     
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    Glockbug Essential Deplorable

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    Bugging out wouldn't work for me. If there was a mass panic the freeways would be parking lots. A motorcycle might make it out but how much could you carry on a bike. At age 73 this is where I make my last stand.
     
  11. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    OK, so what would you consider a viable plan?

    And what is a viable location?

    I’m miles into the country, with two potable water sources, two energy sources, enough food for a couple of months, enough prescription drugs for three months, and enough lead, powder, and primers to load for several different calibers.

    I live in the place that everyone wants to go to, so why leave?
     
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    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

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    Sounds like a place to stay and a plan. :D
     
  13. GlockFish

    GlockFish Floyd

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    Bugging out is something most people will resort to after an extended amount of time. Most people will bug in... but unless you live in a Walmart, you’ll run out of supplies or become a target of the zombies.
     
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    Buggin out here will only be the eye`s of an intruder at my property. This guy ain`t goin nowhere.

    Besides, it dosent make sense to me to run somewhere else unfamiliar to me.
    I spent the majority of my life right where i`m at... might as well stick it out.
     
  15. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    That’s nice, bugging out is usually not a first choice.

    But that doesn’t make it a fallacy.

    I live an hour outside the city, have tons of food ammo and supplies.

    I also have a place to go if I need to leave here for some reason, and a plan on what to take and how to get there.
     
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    I agree

    Makes me wish I had a place outside of the city, stocked up with supplies
     
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    I'm in NYC. I could have bugged out. There's a house sitting empty in the Pocanos available to me if I want it. I figure I'm better off where I am. I'm in Manhattan, not in the areas of the boroughs where the worst of the outbreak is. I'm surrounded by hospitals, including some of the best in the country. The Manhattan hospitals don't seem to be getting hit as hard as the ones in the boroughs. And by the stats, the infection rate here is a lot lower.

    I've had no problem getting food or other supplies (except maybe toilet paper, which I was well stocked on before the SHTF.) I have a car, so if I want to get out of the city and hit the big suburban supermarkets, I can if I want to (and have since this started.) And I haven't seen the slightest hint of civil disturbance. In fact, it's the other way around. It's been unnaturally quiet, especially at night.

    But while I think planning to bug out during a SHTF situation can be hugely problematic, in this situation it hasn't. A lot of people in NYC have weekend houses in a number of rural/resort areas well outside of the city, and a lot of those people bugged out to them. AFAIK they had no problem doing so. By the time other states started talking about trying to keep NYers out, they ones that wanted to leave already were where they were going. In a faster moving disaster, it would likely be different.

     
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    Home is best for me. Where would I go? Utah is a very inhospitable environment to just “bug out” into.
     
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  19. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    some states if you bug out and are on the road the "man" will nab ya. next go round of Simon says they will probably start chootin' folks on the road
     
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    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I've got a place I could go to above Willcox. I'll most likely stay here.
     
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