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The bug out can become your only answer when the very worst situations occur. You are going to face a serious set of challenges and the bigger your family is the more of a struggle it will be. That is just the reality of it. If you are going to have a well oiled bug out plan you need to know all the tricks. You need to have a written plan and you have to practice it.
If you have one simple bug out route and location you need to expand your options. You have to have options when it comes to the bug out. This is a very important part of the process. Have some options.
Here are some bulleted tips for your bug out plan
- Take advantage of roads, streams and woods when creating bug out routes
- Know how to find good shelter
- Stay dry as best you can
- Execute your bug out plan
- Include your family
- WRITE IT DOWN!
You have to know when to hit the road as well. If you don’t know the signs then you wont really know when to execute. Even a number of people who have bug out plans do not know when to bug out. You wont get a message. Its not going to be blasted on the tv screen. That means you are going to have to have clear triggers for the bug out.
Do you know what your triggers are? They aren’t very easy to read into. There is a simple acronym that you can use to know when its time to go. Its called REDOUT.
Resources are gone
Environment is unsafe
Destination is available to bug out to
Unprepared for the specific situation
Threat is increasing
REDOUT will give you clear signs that its time to go. If you have a plan and you know when to execute you are going to have much more success.