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Sunday, February 28, 2010

“Bug Out”

By now you have heard of “Bug-out” or BO bags, tactics, vehicles and whether to or not. The one thing about bug-out that people say is very general for all events (so to speak) that may take place. Let us first break “this” down a bit more. There are three type of bug-out; casual, direct, and critical.

The “Casual Bug Out” (CBO) is a bug-out that consists of being able to casually pack your vehicle and gas up the road without impetus. For a good scenario to explain this is this, let’s use Florida as an example. Hurricane season is soon approaching, so you stock up on your supplies as usual. By tracking the storm you realize that between category force and direction, its course will cross your neighborhood. You already have the contingency plan for going to your family in up-state Georgia, so you start to grab your prepped boxes or bags and set. This occurs in advance of the alerts.

The “Direct Bug Out” (DBO) is one that you have to go at the onset of an event. We’ll use the example in the aforementioned. While you have been tracking the hurricane, you see no need to evacuate. A couple of days past and the storm has been upgraded from a “cat 2” to a “cat 4” in less than 12 hours. When you decide it is time to evacuate, so does a lot more people. In turn, there is traffic and lines at the gas stations. This time lose could be very “costly” to you and your family, not to mention that it could create a new “bad” scenario on top of the event that you are in now. This occurs at the onset of the alerts.

The next is, “Critical Bug Out” (CBO) there is two categories for the “CBO”. One being the “immediate” and the other being the “inevitable” bug out. You follow the reports and decide to stay put. The storm arrives at your step with full force. In the mist of the storm you decide it’s time to go. Out you go with your family and there are high winds. There are downed power lines. There is knee deep water in the streets. On top of all this, you have to go on foot. This is “Immediate”, this can occur at the onset or sometime during an event. The other, the “inevitable”, occurs after the event has pasted. Also it can stem from the destruction of you home and forces you onto the street. This is the “Aftermath” effect.

With proper preparation with multiple contingency plans, you can lessen or even avoid possible problems. Think and practice, keep this in mind at all times when preparing.


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I need to apologize to everyone that follows this blog. Between trying to get a new job (which I finally got) and restocking, I kinda got away from here. I will be posting here soon. I am also calling upon you to also post. Questions, comments, what ever needs to be addressed.
Thank You

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Here is a "story" that was sent to me a while back and i thought that I would share it with you.

Imagine………….You’re in a large grey cinderblock building with no doors but with open areas to get in and out. It has a flat, low roof, with no finished walls inside, no insulation, no furniture and no electric. It’s dark, dingy and cold. Because there are no windows, the only light shining in is coming from the open areas that are used to enter and exit. The floors are concrete and there is nowhere to sit or lie down. The bathroom consists of one large room with many toilets, about 30. They are arranged side by side and back to back with no dividers for privacy. They are filthy dirty with excrement and used toilet paper strewn all over the place. To make matters worse, there is no separation for privacy for men and women. Everyone is together in one area. There is no place to clean your hands or take a shower. It’s just an empty, cold building.

Meals? I haven’t had a meal and I don’t know if I’m going to be fed or not. I have no control. All I have are the clothes on my back, they’re the same as everyone else’s and they are filthy.

You’re activities for the day, consist of nothing. Everyone here is walking around with no direction. There is no work to be done, and no physical activities to be had. Your days consist of sitting, waiting, thinking and lamenting. What next? How did you even get here? What is this place and how do I get back to where I was? Everyone looks hopeless and walk around lifeless. It’s depressing. There are guards outside the fence beyond the muddy yard. They carry guns. Where is my gun? Where are all my guns? Where is the rest of my family. I’m not even sure how long I’ve been here. I feel powerless.

What has just been described is a modern day concentration camp here in America that was experienced in a dream. It is purely a fantasy. It was a short dream or more details could have been given. I could have adlibbed with more details, but I think you get the picture. In fact, luckily, I awoke before anything else transpired.

This article was not written to frighten people but only to share the angst of one person about what has been transpiring in our country. I don’t predict this to be our future, nor do I hope it will be. God help us. Because of the direction our country has been heading, it wouldn’t surprise me if situations like this did come to be true. It is visions like these and information in the news that encourage the fight for freedom.
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