The SHTF now! What the hell do I do when I have to get out to assure my safety and the highways are blocked and I can’t take but what I can carry and where do I go?
This is an “oh crap” moment and I will be as concise as I possibly can here.
This is where a BUG OUT BAG is necessary.
Look this is a touchy subject because being on the move you are going to run into people even if the size of your town is 1,200 folks.
Weight of Load: 60 pounds – gear and food for 3 weeks
- Sleeping Bag – 2#
- 2-man Dome Tent – 5#
- Poncho – 1#
- Blanket/Towel – 2#
- Medical Kit – 1#
- Purification kit – 2#
- 100 ounce Camelbak – 5#
- Two (32 ounce) bottles 4#
- Dehydrated – 12 meals – 2#
- Canned – 12 meals – 12#
- Hat – 1#
- Jeans – 1#
- Shirts – 1#
- Jacket – 1#
- Ammo – 5#
- Utensils – 1#
- Utility Belt – Side arm, ammo, knife and Leatherman – 6#
- Shotgun – 7#
- 50 rounds ammo – 3#
- Cane or walking stick
This is an average pack for a grown adult male who is in decent physical health who is assisted with a cane or walking stick which if trained in its use can be a devastating weapon breaking bone or crushing a skull.
Distance traveled in one trip moving non-stop – 5 to 10 miles
Vehicular Transportation – If you can throw your stuff in your car, van or truck do it and drive to a great location within 30-minutes of where you live.
Pedestrian Transportation – Bicycle or motorized transport
Bipedal Transportation – On foot carrying a load
Destination – The closest large heavily wooded area with water nearby – the plan is to pre-plan and map out your evacuation route.
Escape Route – follow direct secondary roadways not major country roads to travel, move at night under the cover of darkness using avoidance and evasion when at all possible. Keep to the shadows and chose a moonless night to make your move being detected will be your downfall.
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