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Bugging Out: The reality of it

How do you know when you should bug out?

Bugging out in a SHTF situation

I woke up this morning with plans of filming a video for my YouTube channel. Then the thought of this blog article came to me. Needless to say, the video will be put off until tomorrow. I'm not one to ignore blog thoughts, and if I don't write them right away, the thought or inspiration goes away quickly, lol. That's just how I work. So, here goes...


I've already talked about what it means to "bug out" in my article What does it mean to bug out? What I want to talk about today is the reality of what you can expect if you bug out; and deciding when to bug out.


What do you see in your mind when you think about bugging out? Do you see yourself and your family in the family vehicle heading to your designated bug out location? Or do you envision your family sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and singing Kumbaya? Or, perhaps you see yourself in the compound where all of your prepping/survival buddies and families have congregated.


These are just three of the main bug out "scenarios" that most preppers/survivalists are preparing for when the need to bug out arises. Maybe you've never even thought about the fact that there may come a time when you would need to bug out and are just planning on "bugging in", or staying put in your home.


No matter what our plans are, we need to prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally (as well as spiritually) for the reality of what life will be like in a long term SHTF situation. Because things definitely will not continue on in what we consider as being normal. There will be chaos, at the least, and most likely there will be violence, murdering, and starvation. Sadly, lots of starvation.