posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 01:09 PM
About once a month me and my family have what we refer to as "bug out drills". We time the drills to see just how long it takes for us to assemble
our gear, get ourselves dressed, and actually make it to our temporary bug out location which is a couple of mile away. The exact day is never known
in advance by our children, as we want the drill to be as real as possible.
If you've never done this, you'll be amazed at the things you'll forget to grab, how long it actually takes for everyone to get dressed from a cold
start, and the amount difficulty involved in carrying a fully loaded pack through the underbrush. Afterwards we have a little picnic made from our
rations before heading home.
At first none of us enjoyed it, but after a few drills it became something we all began looking forward to.