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Is there a more talked about topic in the prepper world than bugout bags? There is always more to talk about.
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The argument here is one that deserved some reading up on and I thought it a great article to bring to the readers. On face value, the topic may seem Ludacris even to some preppers.
The question we all ask ourselves is, ‘how much is too much.’
The line in the sand is a funny one. We are doing all of this to survive. Still, it would seem there are some things we know we will not survive or lengths that are too extreme to go. The bugout is the hedge against the most extreme situations.
Are you making the biggest bugout mistake of them all?
There are a lot of mistakes you can make when planning a bugout but the biggest is very simple: You cannot depend on one bugout location.
Defining Multiple Bugout Locations
To define multiple bugout locations you might have to skimp on the quality of each. Unless you are made of money!
Look for locations that are in all directions. An NSEW approach should be taken. This gives you the ability to move in any direction if you are at risk at home. This is hard to pull off when you are in an urban area but it will give you options. Just imagine this scenario for a moment:
Your bugout location is 20 miles to the north but a serious disaster has taken out all roads and bridges to the north. You can hump 20 miles or plan for an alternate location.
A few hours of studying maps in your area will give you a few ideas on how to spread yourself around your home to be prepared to deal with disasters all over the area. You see, you need options. Avoid this serious mistake.
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.
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Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
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- 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.