Anyone who has read some of the survival and preparedness sites on the internet has undoubtedly read about people planning to ‘Bug Out’ or Head for the Hills when TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World As We Know It) strikes. While the idea of striking out on your own, heading for the hills too hunt, gather, and trap for your survival may sound romantic to some, to me it sounds, well, outright foolish. There’s actually a word for folks like that. It’s called REFUGEE!
Head for the Hills!
The folks that plan for this, have their BOBs (Bug Out Bag), their BOVs (Bug Out Vehicle), their arsenal, and head for a spot in the nearest national forest that looked good on a map. The problem there is that there’s far too many unknowns here. You don’t know what’s between you and your new home. You don’t know who else has decided to live in your new home. You don’t know how much food and water will be available there. Or what shelter will be available. The list goes on!
There’s No Place Like Home!
As far as I’m concerned, the best place to be in an emergency is at home. I know what I have there. I’ve stored food and water. I know the area, I know my neighbors. I don’t have to worry about getting from point A to point B. I can defend my home from zombies if need be. My exposure to danger is lower.
Look for more posts in the future about the benefits and drawbacks to bugging in and bugging out.