As much as I’m a “shelter in place” kinda guy, I do recognize the need to be able to evacuate your home should the need ever arise. There are many, many reasons for doing so, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and wildfires to man-made ones such as a natural gas leak, and chemical spills. The question, then, is how to do so as effectively and efficiently as possible?
Well, to me it always starts with a plan. And plans often include lists; in
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While I’m not a big fan of bugging out (I’d much prefer to bug in wherever possible) I do recognize the need to have an effective and well-thought-out bug out plan for my family and I. That’s in large part why I created my reThinkIt! Preparedness Tools and shared them with you.
I like to think that we have a good plan of action. In fact, we have both long and short bug out locations in each compass direction
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A bug out bag is an essential part of survival or a disaster preparation plan since it can act as a handy platform for food supplies or essential tools for emergency situations.
On the other hand, the selection of food supplies should be treated with utmost seriousness because one’s safety is always the primary objective. A well packed bug out bag will help an individual arrive at their arranged location and at the same time assist in unforeseen circumstances.
Because the portability of the bug out bag is the primary concern, users should seriously choose the items that will be
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We recently moved and I’m dreading having to redo our bug out locations because I know how much of a pain it is going to be. On the other hand, I also understand how important the task is as well.
Why do I dread it? Because I know that I need at least eight unique bug out locations pinpointed, that’s why!
It’s important to have so many because I need to be able to evacuate my family in any direction AND I need to have both nearby and
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I’m a big fan of most of Google’s products and services, including Gmail, Calendar, and even Chrome. Recently, I’ve been looking into using Google Docs as a bug out option to better secure important documents that I would want to have access to in the event my family and I needed to bug out. Of course, using Google Docs wouldn’t work too well in a complete grid-down scenario, but then neither would a usb drive.
For years, I’ve kept a variety of hard copy information in my bug out bags, such as emergency contacts, financial
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Are you willing to bet your life on the 72 hour kit you purchased online? What about your family? I should hope not because most kits are woefully unprepared and are probably more worthless than not. If you’re going to spend money to be prepared then PLEASE do it right.
I’m going to show you how. In fact, I challenged myself to build a 72 hour “bug out” kit that was as well prepared (if not better so) than the high-end $200 kits I found online for half the cost.
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