How To Bug-in and Survive
During a bugging in or hunkering down scenario a person will stay at home and will do everything necessary to survive a crisis. If you have everything you need in your home in order to ride out the storm, there is no need to go outside and test your chances on the road. Although there is a big controversy regarding the bugging out versus the bugging in scenario, leaving the home behind is just not possible for some people.
In fact, bugging in is the first choice for suburban and urban preppers, and many of them will stay inside, trying to outlast the emergency situation. Since an urban prepper doesn’t have enough living space compared to his rural cousin, preparing for a disaster requires a lot of planning and resource optimization. One should start by assessing what disasters are more likely to occur in their area and start preparing for the disaster that is most probable to occur and work their way down on the list. The prepping strategies should not affect the quality of their lives, social exposure or monthly budget. It may seem hard to do, but the good news is that many of the preparedness actions you take will become useful for different types of emergencies.
If you planned in advance and you have all the supplies and emergency gear you need to outlast and emergency situation, here is what you should do when it hits the fan.
Assessing the integrity of your shelter is the first thing you need to do as many natural disaster can affect the structural integrity of your house. Check if the walls or support beams have been damaged, if the house could collapse and if it’s better to move out until you can do the basic repairs.
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