In my youth, I was a Boy Scout. The model of the Boy Scouts of America is “be prepared.” I think that’s good advice not just for the Boy Scouts, but for life. You never know what could happen, and sometimes it’s better to be prepared.
Posts Tagged ‘Bugging Out’
Growing up in rural America meant we did not have organized play dates at the local bounce house nor did we have parents who would fork out a wad of cash and drop us off at the mall. For my brother and me, we simply had our backyard and our imagination to keep us entertained. Looking back, those were not only the good-ol’ days, but they were also the times we began learning some basic outdoor skills such as making a fire, building a shelter, identifying animals tracks and more.
Though great for preventing flood waters from damaging your home, these Indonesia-made MIL-SPEC sandbags constructed of heavy-gauge polyethylene plastic have many more uses.
Just when you thought you had everything covered under shooting to include guns, ammo and accessories and just when you thought you had your escape and evasion plan, or your bug out plan, or whatever you want to call it planned, food is taken care of, transportation is covered, someone has to bring up communication.
The Military SKS-AK Scabbard is an item I recently took a chance on purchasing. If you are expecting a top of the line, grade A, leather-bound scabbard this is not for you. For the price though, I thought it would at least be a great pouch for my tactical Mossberg 500 shotgun that is leaning behind my bedroom door, to keep the dust off and provide easy access if needed.
There are many philosophies on the best way to bug out. I have seen everything from underground shelters with all the comforts of home to ditching the wife and kids and heading out. I am going to assume that none of us is ditching our families. Preparing for bugging out when you have children takes extra thought and gear rather than if you are preparing as a single person.
If you are lucky enough to have a deserted island as a bug-out retreat, then we should be friends… no seriously, then the Mossberg Model 500 Just in Case (JIC) Mariner is your perfect bug-out, survival gun.
A lot of post-apocalyptic fiction stories start with a massed exodus of people. Whether a nuke has gone off and radioactive fallout threatens, aliens are zapping the cities with invulnerable war machines, or a horrid disease decimates the population, the solution in these tales is always to get the heck out. Know why they do that?
Anyone who has read much about or spent much time around the preparedness community has undoubtedly heard the term B.O.B or Bug-Out-Bag. The Bug-Out-Bag is