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
Join the APN Forum at www.AmericanPreppersNetwork.net
Visit the Maryland Forum at www.MarylandPreppersNetwork.net