I hadn't been watching any apocalyptic shows, thinking about survival much, or anything else related to both, but last night I had a very interesting
dream. (This is not a prediction, just to let you know) Most of the information here is actually true, and the only part that's fictional is the
actual explosion-event itself.
I was just about to step outside, when in the distance, over the trees, I see a massive mushroom cloud. I'm far enough away where the shock wave
doesn't hit me, and any radiation is unlikely. It's to the west of me and hit a nearby down. I run downstairs and tell my wife "We need to go, now!
I'll be right back!" And jump in the Jeep to race to the Grocery store...
Yup... the Grocery store...
We currently have no extra water laying around, and my wife and I always eat fresh, whole-foods, So we have no non-perishable foods in the house
either. However! We had just came back from a trip to Iceland last September. We were camping across the country and had bought a weeks worth of
freeze dried meals that we didn't actually get to use, because the fuel for my pocket-stove wasn't sold there! I grab two shopping carts, fill up
one with water, fill up the other with canned food, and push through the panicking people to bust out the front door (obviously not paying for it),
and dump the carts in the Jeep.
I drive back home, dump the camping gear and camping food in the jeep, Grab the wife and cats (she wouldn't ever leave them) and we race over to the
The wind tends to blow to the east, so that's where the radiation is going to be swept over the next few days. However, I know that if I go west,
there'll be a lot more traffic. I go east, the roads are at a standstill, so I throw the Jeep in 4x4 (this is actually why we got the Jeep
Wrangler...) scream off the road and drive passed all the traffic while on the grassy meridian.
We start to go south, as far as possible before heading East into the British Columbia Forests, where we will set up camp, and simply survive in the
Then I wake up. Not in a panic, however - I wasn't panicking in the dream, I had this all laid out in my mind in a scenario such as this, but it was
evident that I am simply not prepared.
Right now I have no official bug-out bag, but both my wife and I are avid hikers and campers (the deeper into the wilderness the better). The Jeep has
this nifty military seat cover full of detachable bags which I DO have filled with multiple Medi-Kits, 3 freeze dried meals, knives, survival kits,
space-blankets, rain jackets, a change of cloths, glow sticks, batteries, flashlights, and a bit more.
Our plan, eventually, is to outfit the Jeep to be it's own mobile "bug-out bag", and to eventually have 1-2 actual bugout bags that those
detatchable military bags in the jeep can strap to.
We have decent knowledge on how to survive without anything in the Canadian wilds, but certainly not as much knowledge as I'd prefer. And we don't
have a designated location where we can hunker down and wait anything out, YET!
Funding is the issue here. As I would have all this already and that dream would have been far different if that was the case.
So the reason I'm sharing this is because I want to know whom else is in a similar situation; a prepper-wanna-B, just doesn't have the funds yet,
and if anyone has any suggestions on how to improve our situation on a budget?