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Have you thought about a "Bug-out" test run?

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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 12:19 AM
Instead of a fancy vacation this year try a bug out test run with your family. How do you know what to expect or how other members of your family are going to react in that kind of situation? Making plans on paper is all fine and good, but until you know how they will react in that situation you may not be able to succeed with your plans. Don't just act like it is a camping trip. Times are going to be hard in the real Sit-X. Blow a whistle in the middle of the night and bug out. It could save you life in the near future.

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 04:47 AM
Did one last weekend, bugged out to Alston High Moor.
I tried suggesting to other Brits that a bug out ex would be good and could be used to develop links between people, a chance to socialise and study each other kit, IE have a short notice BO event / RZ but as per normal the Brits dont like to travel or have prior engagements, or wont take time out, or wont spend on fuel.
I knew the end result before I posted but it just proves the point that few take preparations seriously.
Respects NR

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 05:11 AM
I am fortunate enough to have access to some private woodland in north Wales and have just come back from a four day visit with a couple of friends.

We took between us a homemade bow, my new air rifle and a 410 shotgun so we each tried our hands with differant weapons. With some very differant results i may add.

We found out how good our kit was as it was below freezing for two days and it even snowed.

So today i will be sorting through my kit and making a few adjustments to make life a little easier when roughing it.
I must admit that i don't have any long term supplies yet as my wife would think i had lost the plot

I tell you what though, those phesants can run fast

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 11:44 AM
reply to post by Northern Raider

You didn't tell me!

To be fair I would have also made excuses although it is something I am very much trying to address at personal level. It just isn't practical, or cost effective to drop everything and run.

When I've built up my walking strength again; bought a bicycle; and gotton the fah-heck out of London we'll talk.

posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 09:36 PM
Tomorrow I am just gonna grab my BOB and walkin to my spot.
And I am waiting for my buddy, who is just gonna drop by in the next week and we are gonna bugout for a day or 2. Mostly just to get away and play with our new toys.

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 12:20 PM
It's essential to have dry runs or test runs. Also, weekly I check my spots out to see what might have been moved, or how the landscape might have changed. Plus camping season is upon us (seeings how others do not like to camp in the cold like I do) and just getting out and about can help.

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 09:45 AM
We've done two dry runs to the ranch this year. My wife hates me for the 2:35am one in feb
but she got out of work that day so i guess i made up for it... She got to visit with my fam while we the men, went shooting

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 09:39 PM
Test runs are essential - when it comes down to the moment that counts - you need to know what you're made of.

I can honestly say, I haven't done any - not recently. Actually, not since I was back in Army Cadets - we used to do "bug-outs" all the time. Where we had to pack up camp while half of us "invaded" and get out in a timely fashion to a designated area, set camp back up again, etc... The next night we would switch. It sure is a pain in the butt to be woken up at 4am and having to take down camp and set up somewhere else.

Although, I'm not in Cadets anymore, and I live in a city. My parentals live in another town, about 5 hours away - but we're preparing, one step at a time, to make life easier in the event of SitX. I despise being so far away from them...because when it all comes down, I hope I have enough time to get out of the city.

- Carrot

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