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After a long Bugout???

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  • After a long Bugout???

    What happens when the bugout lasts longer than a few days, say 60 - 90 days. Granted some have property with a livable shelter and stocked but most do not. I have been concerned lately for those who do not (and no they ain't coming here.) If there are utility companies still serving they wont be after a 60 - 90 day period. Since there has been no income for that time and surely no job to come back to.

    I'm sure we can see that bugging out isn't always the best option. I belong to many of these sites, you already know that I make lists. LOL At the majority of these sites folks appear not to think about this question of a longer period away. The attitude in younger people usually is "Don't tell me, I know what I'm doing" is pervasive. If we don't try to encourage them to think longer term we'll have more predators on our hands and no one we or they need that. After all we're here to help each other as much as we can. We darn sure can't feed them. I think many of them see Bugging Out as a great adventure but it won't be.

    At this point I don't have to keep typing because your imagination has kicked in.
    This has been heavy on my mind for a while. If I sound like I'm rambling just ignore me. Thank you for your patience.

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow the fields of those who don't."-Thomas Jefferson

  • #2
    I don't think the Govt can sustain itself or country wide relief efforts for more than 120 days with the current ecconomic chaos in place. Between battling hughe #'s of gangs, terrorists and looters, trying to maintain a transportation network, and protecting the politicians NG and LE assesets will be over burdened and disappear when food runs short or thier familys are threatened forming sub-groups in the process for self-defense. Since the 1960's it has been obvious that for long term survival you need a a renewable food source ie agriculture and, despite the great eduicationa beneffits of playing WOW on your PC, 99.999% of americans are not even remotely prepared for farming.
    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.


    • #3
      This possibility is all the more reason to build good friendships with folks like yourself (both in your neighborhoods, families, and those who consider your home the place to bug-out to. None of us can do it on our own, and will need others for many things! I can find these people within my own family, but locals that I 'dare' mention it to think I'm wacky. Need to find like-minded people!


      • #4
        i see your point. however i think the best option is to prepare regardless, build a Bug out bag, for 72-96 hours. I've been working on 2-3 items every week that i'll need. no need to rush through it , just use your ideas and see what is readily available for survival. Next find a BOL, away from population areas or traffic. Old military escape/evasion technique, stay away from red and blue lines on a map(roads, water). they tend to draw people.after finding a Bol, build a cache, several to be safe. mark them on a map only you have. Never let it get out about having these, they will sustain you when supplies run low. And don't just rely on your supplies you store up, hunt , fish, trap, grow your own food. We have time to re-learn what our ancestors once knew, how to live off of the land. just take the time crack a book, talk to some old timers about how they used to get by. take a walk in the woods look and listen, learn. you'll be amazed as to what you'll discover.
        Last edited by C141-B LOAD; 04-15-2009, 02:48 PM.