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Many preppers are depending on the woods as there backup home in times of disaster. I am referring to the bugout. All over this nation there are people who are planning on seeking refuge from a collapse within the local national forest. Now, we cannot know all that is in the minds of others but I imagine this decision is made because people assume a relative safety in locations like this. Now, depending on just how familiar a person is with the forest, they may not understand the risks and the dangers. The weather alone is as much to kill you if you don’t have shelter and fire.
The wildlife is another thing altogether. Much of that has to do with the fact that you are dealing with things like bears, wolves and other animals that may threaten you and your family. This is a great video about the right gun for stopping bears.