posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 09:57 PM
Preparedness is always a very good idea, but having a plan that's too in-depth and/or not very flexible can cause more problems than it solves.
Say you have a plan to bug out to a plot of land set away deep in the wilderness when things start to get ugly. Now, say sitX™ involves some sort
of bomb (nuclear or dirty) being set off near enough to your hideout to make it uninhabitable, yet not close enough to home to take you out. What do
you do? Your supplies, if stored there, are useless. What if (it's a stretch, but) an asteroid or satellite comes crashing down on or near your
hidey-hole, destroying everything that's there?
IMHO, the best plan for any emergency is to be able to get away from civilization in a jiffy. Since we know how most people act when things are
out-of-the-ordinary, the farther the better. Also, one needs to be self-sustainable wherever you end up for at least a month. A knife, multi tool,
or hatchet (preferably all three) and the ability to find or obtain clean water are a must. Everything else is a luxury.
Now don't get me wrong, having a well thought out plan isn't a bad thing (
), but one should always be prepared for the 'what if...' that comes
hand in hand with sitX.