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4×4 Off-Road Vehicles Make Little Difference in a Bug Out

Recently I linked to an article on bug out route planning that reminded me why it’s so important to have good alternate routes picked in advance of any significant disaster scenario. There’s no doubt in my mind that ANY and ALL major roadways–be they highways or city streets–will become an impassable parking lot in no time […]

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How to Plan a 2000 Mile Cross-Country Bug Out Trip – It Could Literally Save Your Life!

Seeing as though we have our upcoming and ridiculously long drive from Kansas City to Seattle in a few days, I figured I would share how I went about planning the drive. Simply put, I treated it as a REALLY long bug out trip. In fact, I intend on keeping the information I compiled for […]

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Supercharge Your Bicycle With the Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit!

Where we live there are some significant hills that are simply no fun to ride a bicycle up. Downhill? That’s a breeze… but wherever there’s a downhill slope, there’s an uphill one too. As such–and more likely because I’m just getting older–I don’t get my bicycle out much any more. Ignoring the lack of exercise […]

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Short on Space When Bugging Out in Your Vehicle? Add a Roof Carrier or Cargo Bag!

You know, not everybody has a large SUV, truck, or spacious RV in which to bug out. Some of us (me included) have only a lowly four door sedan with which to rely upon. Originally, our plan–or should I say “my” plan–had always included the use of two vehicles so that we could take our […]

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If You Only Had 15 Minutes to “Bug Out,” Could You? My Thoughts on Doing it Right…

It should be no surprise to anybody who’s been around my blog for any length of time that I am NOT a big fan of bugging out. Not at all. I feel that in most situations you’re far better off trying to survive at home, after all, that’s why I’ve created The PREPARED Path course. […]

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The Bug Out Dilemma for Those With Troubled Bowels

For most people I would assume this isn’t a huge concern–though it could turn into one for even the most “regular” among us–for others, however, it could be a big deal. I’m talking about making a huge switch in one’s diet for days on end while bugging out. Typically, the advice to anyone while bugging out […]

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One Problem I’ll Bet Almost NOBODY has Considered for Bug Outs in the Summer Heat

The other day I spent the entire day outside doing a bunch of different things from landscaping to cleaning out the garage and plenty of other random stuff. In fact, I felt like I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. 😉 Because it was hot and fairly muggy out that […]

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CONTEST POST: Eighteen Essential Items for Your Bug Out Bag by R.M.

A bug out bag is an item anyone who is even slightly invested in prepping should own. A bug out bag is a collection of things that should give you everything you need to get through the first few days on the road. You should be able to grab it in a minute, and it […]

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6 Reasons Why Bugging Out is a Bad Idea

It’s no secret that I feel bugging out should NOT be your first reaction to an emergency situation. After all, I’ve written an entire e-course about sheltering in place. In my opinion, you should stay put most of the time, and for good reason. Now, let me state clearly that I also understand there are […]

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How to Evacuate in a Matter of Minutes

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. […]