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Aug 182014
 
Worrying Interpretation of a Rasmussen Survey

One of the biggest unknowns that we as preppers face is what will happen if/when some sort of event occurs that disrupts our modern society and its smooth functioning. To put it in more specific terms, what will happen if something means the supermarkets run out of food, water no longer comes out of the taps, the toilets no longer flush, and our power is out?  How will people respond – positively and constructively?  Or […]

Aug 052014
 
Bugging Out on a Bike

Your retreat absolutely must have bicycles. There’s no better, low-tech, energy-efficient means of transportation than a bicycle, for when the grid goes down and gas for your regular vehicles becomes scarce or unobtainable.  We’re not saying rely solely on bicycles, but we are saying be sure to have at least once each (if you have additional ones left over, the chances are they’ll make great trade goods). There’s another potential use for a bicycle, in […]

May 082014
 
Are the Feds Secretly Preppers?

Although there are plenty of people who are concerned that the Feds are indeed secretly preparing for future problems (ie, not in the way we might wish and hope for), maybe we should also be pleased to learn of such things.  Is it possible the Feds have both a bug-out plan and also a distant safe retreat for us all?  Or, at least, for some lucky souls among us? Here’s an interesting article which, on […]

Aug 252013
 
Coordinating a Community Bug-Out Event Part 4 - Managing the Bug-Out

This is the fourth part of a series on coordinating a bug-out action among a group of people who hope to all travel together to a retreat location. If you arrived here direct from another link or search engine, you might wish to start reading at the first article (‘The Group Dynamic‘) and then work your way in sequence through the rest of the series. As we’ve commented before in this series, the more people […]

Aug 202013
 
Coordinating a Community Bug-Out Event Part 3 - Communicating the Bug-Out Decision

This is the third part of a series on coordinating a bug-out action among a group of people who hope to all travel together to a retreat location. If you arrived here direct from another link or search engine, you might wish to start reading at the first article (‘The Group Dynamic‘) and then work your way in sequence through the rest of the series. A key part of making a bug-out decision and then […]

Aug 182013
 
Coordinating a Community Bug-Out Event Part 2 - Initiating a Bug-Out

This is the second part of a series on coordinating a bug-out action among a group of people who hope to all travel together to a retreat location. If you arrived here direct from another link or search engine, you might wish to start reading at the first article (‘The Group Dynamic‘) and then work your way in sequence through the rest of the series. Making a Bug-Out Decision Clearly, the first part of any […]

Aug 082013
 
Coordinating a Community Bug-Out Event Part 1 - The Group Dynamic

This multi-part article series follows on from our series about a group using a bus as a bug-out vehicle.  We have written this article series so it applies both to a group traveling together in a bus, or to a group traveling together, in a convoy, but in separate vehicles, individually. If you are planning to bug-out as a group with other people, – maybe all in a bus, or maybe all in private cars, […]

Aug 072013
 
A Bus as Your Group's Bug-Out Vehicle

Here’s a really off-the-wall concept, but don’t reject it out of hand.  There are several aspects to this suggestion, and if you consider it carefully, it might open up exciting and extending new prepping opportunities. Think about the problems we all face as preppers, if we live in cities. First, ideally, we’d like a retreat some hundreds of miles from our city location; indeed, depending on where we live, maybe even a thousand miles or […]

Aug 072013
 
The Pluses and Minuses of Using a Bus/Coach as a Bug-Out Vehicle

This is part of a series on using a bus or coach as a bug out vehicle.  If you arrived here from a search engine or link, you might like to consider starting your reading at the first article in the series, and then working through the complete series in sequence.  But you’re of course free to roam through the series in any order you wish.  Links to all the parts are at the end […]

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