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State Land for the Bugout Location

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There are an estimated 2 million preppers in our nation. Of course, that has to be an understatement because how many preppers call themselves preppers and tell others?

Understanding that we know there are lots of people concerned with the bugout. 

Where do all of these people plan on going. Not everyone has the money to buy a piece of land or build a bunker. So what is the next step? That’s a very interesting thing to think about. Where are you going to go and what are you going to do.

One of the most underutilized resources for bugging out is the state and national land that essentially belongs to you already. While you can’t build on that land you have the ability to live on this land for extended periods of time.

One of the best investments of the bugout situation is to become aware of the thousands of acres, hundreds of thousands out west, that can be used as a bugout location. So what benefits are there to bugging out on state land.

Lots of Room

The expanse is real and can allow for others to be around you and not to have conflicts or battles over resources. In some of these areas, if you are careful, you might be able to avoid contact altogether if that’s you MO.


These plots of land are designed for resource support. You might find bodies of water with fish and certainly fields with animals in them. Of course, there are also trees and wild edibles, if you know how to use them.


If things get ugly on these large bodies of land, you have a lot of room to run away. This is a very important thing to understand. In every situation, no matter how secure, powerful or prepared you might be, consider your retreat.

Of course, there are downsides. One of the worst parts of bugging out to the woods is that you no longer have the ability to build community. Community will have serious power.