posted on Dec, 23 2013 @ 12:15 AM
Thanks cinrad. Avoiding/surviving fires seemed like a basic oversight in the prepping arena. Preppers spend lots of money on preps, supplies,
special classes, training exercises and overlook basic security. Security from armed, hungry marauders is not the only (or worst) threat out there so
stockpiling guns and ammo will only be of so much service to the prepper. You can't shoot your way out of a hurricane, tornado, earthquake,
mudslide, flood or fire. Most other natural disasters can be prepped for rather easily or with careful selection of BOL locale but fires are
dangerous on more than one front: suffocation, heat exhaustion, actual burns.
Clearing underbrush from around your shelter is totally the sensible thing to do....if you don't mind giving up the rest of your security. Cleared
areas in the woods are aerial beacons to drones. The are obvious signs of habitation to any casual trespassers. It basically negates the whole point
of bugging out in the first place. If one didn't mind neighbors and visitors, bugging out would be pointless. Avoiding detection by other humans
(the real threat) is why people bug out to start with.
I was wondering if any other preppers had considered this problem and worked out a solution.