posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:43 AM
My "bug-out" event already occurred, actually a series of events plus the opportunity to go and leave the rest behind. 9/11 was not so much the event
for me but watching what was taking place in its aftermath, the opportunities exploited by its leaders over a frightened nation of people. At least
that started me thinking strongly about a change of latitude.
Within several years of that all that was left of me in the US was a trail of footsteps to the door, though I still have 5 acres of nice property in
the foothills at the edge of California's high desert which under some worst-case scenarios could leave me with some nice beachfront property.
Otherwise that property just remains there in case I ever feel like returning for it, which seems unlikely in the foreseeable future.
Enough has happened in terms of continuing trends that I do not care for. Whether or not I made the "right" decision I can only say at this point that
I have no regrets and the weather where I live now is very nice and I am living more comfortably than in any point of my life. Whether or not I
averted a personal disaster could be too soon to tell yet, but again, I am comfortable now.
I could see the signs that suggested when to sell my house near the top of its artificially inflated value, selling it at a then "bargain" price for
quick sale and avoiding the "crash" I could see everything leading to. Most everyone else I know just waited, and now they continue to wait until such
an opportune time may come again. In other words, they now have no good options but to remain where they are and dig themselves out.
Waiting for the "bug-out" event could leave you stranded on the interstate. If you are seeing signs of an impending disaster then you may still have
time to prepare a place to go to comfortably "ride out the storm". If you wait for a catastrophe to occur you may be left without options. However, if
you feel comfortable where you are and think you are fairly well shielded and prepared then best of luck and well wishes to you. No one can be
absolutely sure they did the right or wrong thing unless they did nothing but wait for misfortune to strike.
edit on 19-1-2011 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)