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Finding A Bug Out Location In An Emergency

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Most city preppers have thought of selecting a bug out location in case of a disaster, but just because our focus is on city survival does not suggest we shouldn’t have a bug out bag, a bug out car, and an escape plan. There are just a lot of scenarios where bugging out would not be an alternative.

Unfortunately, most urban dwellers would have no place to go if their houses were ruined or if their cities ended up being too risky. If you can afford a remote piece of land or if you have pals or family members in the countryside, fantastic. Without a bug out location what are those people supposed to do?

Campgrounds
Campgorunds would be a good choice, but only if these two conditions are fulfilled:

1) It’s the offseason.

2) The disaster that requires you to relocate is momentary (such as a natural disaster).

If there is a big crowd, then it’s not worth it. And if it’s an end of the world event, camping sites might even end up being dangerous.

However, if you need a temporary bug out location to stay at, campgrounds are great. The majority of them have durable structures with bathrooms, lunchrooms, and perhaps even emergency supplies. Outside you’ll find picnic tables, fire pits, grills, etc…

And close by there must be a lot of fire wood, lakes, and streams for water. If you can find a campground that isn’t currently occupied, you’ll have a terrific location to stay during a catastrophe.

This site will help you find several places. You should check some of them out that are close to you. Spend the night at a few of them so you get to know your way around. When you find one that is best for you, plan out a route if ever it becomes neccessary. This way you

National Parks and Forests
There is a lot of land in this country, however much of it is private property. And if you look for a bug out location in someone’s residential or commercial property, you could get ran off by an armed owner. But with state and national parks and forests, you’re far less likely to get tossed out, especially throughout a catastrophe when park rangers have other things to worry about. You may discover shelter in a ranger station, a shed, or maybe even a cave.

There are numerous parks, forests, and wildlife refuges all over the country. If the disaster is serious enough, you may want to vanish into one of these locations for a while. Obviously, if it comes to this you’ll need to know some wilderness survival skills.

Similar to camping areas, you must acquaint yourself with local parks and forests ahead of time. You might select a good place to establish camp (possibly someplace near a stream or lake), and you could even bury your survival gear and a few supplies there ahead of time. Go here to learn more about what to include in your survival supplies. So you don’t get lost, print numerous comprehensive topographical maps of the area and figure out exactly how you’re going to get there.

Mines
There are hundreds of mines around the nation.They should be geologically steady and able to provide shelter for a lot of individuals except for the eones that have been deserted. Find one that the average person wouldn’t learn about and pay it a visit.

Ghost Towns
These are all over the nation, too, and the majority of people aren’t aware of them. Ghost towns have various buildings you can use for shelter, and the best ones will have a source of water close by. However, some of them may not have a great source of water (which could be part of the factor they were deserted).

Here’s a list of ghost towns.

Factories
There are numerous plants and factories far away from cities that could provide a good bug out location during a catastrophe.  You won’t need to worry about getting kicked out if the owners or emplyees are not there . Factories have lots of space, facilities, and some emergency supplies.

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