Yes, the idea where you bug out to a remote location in the wilderness seems very attractive, but when the calamity actually strikes, most of us are going to shut in and hunker down right in our homes only. It’s the only truth. And it should be the case too because our house is where we’ll have majority of our much needed supplies, we know our neighborhoods with our eyes closed and we have people around whom we can count upon.
The trick about surviving a calamity is to bug in and for that you need to consider these five important things; they might be a little troubling right now, but trust us, they are what you need for your long run safety.
- Know The Basics
And the most basic thing you need to know is that you have to improve your chances of survival when shit hits the fan. Don’t get blinded when a disaster strikes because that itself will be a recipe for complete disaster. Step back. Take a look at the picture beforehand and answer the following questions so that you have your basics covered when you’re actually struggling for survival.
- Is your house defendable?
- Can you use your house as your base of operations?
- Do you have enough resources for long term survival with your family?
- What are the government and law enforcement agencies planning to do when a calamity strikes?
- What measures you can take right away (legally) to prepare your house for crisis?
- Stay Prepared To Leave If You Have To
For some situations it might be beneficial to leave than bugging in. So when a crisis strikes, consider what’s best for you and grab your things to head for safety if the following have occurred:
- The integrity and structural base of your house has been compromised
- According to financial situations your home has become listed into bad neighborhoods (even before the crisis)
- Authorities have advised you to leave
- Train Beforehand
Bugging in your house during a crisis isn’t always safe. Things that you actually take for granted at home can become fatal when a disaster strikes. The water at your home, perhaps the plant was contaminated and the water that comes to your house has now harsh chemicals and sewage in it. Gas connections have been destroyed and there’s no other way than cooking on a camp stove. So yes, you need to train beforehand for things like these and also keep yourself updated about how to handle basic first aid, self defense, handling of firearms etc. you can enroll for training to help yourself and your family during a crisis.
- Have An Exit Plan
Make sure you have an exit plan because as stated above your home might not be safe. You might not even have a choice at times. So have a basic plan ready for exit even if your bugging in. If you’re lucky enough to survive the first wave of the disaster, chances are you’re target during the next wave. So keep an exit plan handy at all times!
- Always Keep Your Bug Out Bag Ready
By now it must be clear to you that bugging in might not be safe at times. If that’s the case, you need to be prepared always and keep your bug out bag completely ready. Pack the essentials. Perhaps you can search the internet for what you need for your bug out bag and keep it handy at all times.
Nature is now fighting back against the desecration and it is no laughing matter!