posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 12:10 PM
a reply to: Kandinsky
I was posting about my own particular location; but YMMV. I'm thinking of plans for hunkering down to shelter in place.
I live rural, and we have our own well. I've got a narrow pipe on a line I can drop down the well without removing the drive shaft. The pipe is
closed on the bottom, had a line attached to the top. The pipe holds less than a quart. But we can
pull a gallon for every family member +
guests, without being seen--just a question of time. My refill rate is faster than you can haul water up, a pint at a time.
Part of my cooking plans involve boiling water on the backyard gas grill, then carrying the water inside to make rice, pasta, etc. Having the windows
closed will dampen the smell, and the widows can be blacked out so we can use lamps at night without the house advertising that it's occupied. Kids'
construction paper works a lot better than foil on the windows, because you cannot tell the windows are really covered in the daytime; foil makes it
look like someone is hiding out in our house...
I'm not a huge fan of bugging out in case of widespread emergency. Camping is really vulnerable, even if you have enough group members to set a
watch. The only reason I'd leave home is if we KNOW things are better elsewhere, and friends and family at the destination are ready to receive us.
But frankly, we are already living pretty bugged out--the kinfolk that prep are planning to come to us instead.
One of the reasons I'm anti "camp in the woods as a bug-out", is because the longer you are out there, the more obvious you'll have to be, even on the
move. If you're mobile, you really ARE going to have to stop and boil water at some point. You can eat cold food in a pinch. But at some point
you're going to be serving whatever you can catch or kill. And those critters can't be eaten raw.
We prep and practice for survival in the woods; but in a real emergency we'll only bug out if our location seems clearly worse than camping in the