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The age-old question of “do we stay or do we go” has been asked millions if not billions of times over the ages. There are pros and cons to both.
Most people would likely do well to bug in during a serious SHTF scenario. The reality is that people, most people, are not prepared for the world out there.
Many people operate on the bugout fantasy. They assume that since they have the high-speed gear and the nice bag and maybe the AR that they are ready for a bug out.
Your Weakest Link
When it comes to prepping, in particular, you have to understand that you are your weakest link. If you have a 2-year-old child or a 10-year-old daughter, you can only do what they can do!
In the bugout, this is even more severe. Be prepared for that. Understand that. Be sure that you spend the time appreciating that situation. Also, take steps to get them more prepared or to prepare to deal with that weak link.
Someplace to Call Home
If you dont have a place to go, the last thing you want to do is leave! If bugging out is something you want to do, you need a place to go! The world is a harsh place. Dont be stuck out there with no answers.
For Many its Not Possible
For people with injury, illness, old age or disability or any combo of these, the bugout is just not a reality. You have to be honest about this situation if you are in it and plan. For some this bugout situation is not something that can be done.
Do your best to bug in or start thinking about moving away from the highly populated areas that present the greatest threats. Can you do something like this?
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.