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Wargaming is a very interesting way to look at your preps and your plans. I really love this idea.
With the tensions growing in North Korea I think we all have an idea of what war games mean and how they are effective.
Now your preps probably don’t include warships and the movement of a military resource. Notice I said probably. Still, the bug out is a great example of a wargame. Another one would be shutting your water off for a weekend or even a week! How would you fare?
I love when we preppers have the courage to talk about what didn’t work. Those passages always stick with me the longest. That might be because now is the only time we have for failure. In the future, it might not be an option.
Camping in the backwoods is such a great wargame for your survival skills. If you backwoods in a national park you will most likely not be able to build a fire and that makes a world of difference. It really turns into a kind of escape and evasion drill that can be very rewarding.
You will learn a lot about your gear and about those things you need to improve on.
Do you have any drills written down? If you practice those drills you are going to get a lot out of it. You will find flaws almost instantly. You will understand what needs improving and what is going to work. That is the point of the wargame.
Even a simple travel trip can be a serious opportunity to learn. A simple day trip and day pack can teach you a lot about your families needs. Simple things like snacking and hydration on the go are very important parts of wargaming the bugout.