MDT: Preconceived Notions – The “Bugout”


Think it through.

Don’t become a refugee.

9 responses to “MDT: Preconceived Notions – The “Bugout”

  1. My cart has a bike hooked to it too.

    • Colorado Pete

      Bicycle + cart = good idea (got the bike, not yet the cart).
      Old simple no-electronics 2-cycle silent-muffled dirt bike in the 125-175cc class + cart = better idea (still works after the EMP).

  2. I’m too old to run. My large ALICE full-o-goodies is just a place to keep the goodies while I find a place to go down fighting.

  3. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Dixie Traveler.

  4. interesting as an academic exercise; as he implies, more than 90% of those bugging-out won’t make it. Best to stay put, defend the Castle, then form larger units and liquidate the local/urban collectivists. Speaking personally, I plan to visit someone. Perhaps several someones

  5. I have learned quite a bit on my own capabilities this past week. Being one with a medical condition, I found myself trekking over many distances within the medical hospital handling my case. Walking long distances proved to be more than challenging. And this without a pack on my back. Until a successful plan results in alleviating my current physical abilities to travel on foot, I will be pre-conditioned to bug in. Realizing my condition could hamper my group’s ability to move effectively, I will be limited to options. In short, bug out for me is not an option. But learning more about the pros and cons is very helpful to say the least. This is in no way saying I will just give up. My confidence with the knowledge gained over time proves to me I do have alternate abilities to contribute towards the safety of my loved ones.

  6. Great practical article. I’ve combined some of the thinking in this article with one that Matt Bracken posted a while ago on how excellent it is to practice going places at night.

    Like a lot of people I live in a what is sometimes called an “exurb”, that is not quite pure suburbs, not quite rural, something sort of in between. Within 1 mile of my house there are multiple hundred acre pieces of farmland, a highway with the normal American collection of auto parts stores and fast food franchises, supermarkets, banks and so on. Also: a working rail road track with it’s own easement, a major easement for a regional power transmission line (approximately 500 feet wide, much of it unused pasture), many forested tracks of several acres, a dozen small subdivisions with
    difficult to navigate cul-d-sac designs (which GPS direction systems find confusing), and a pretty large stream, with an ample flood plain.

    I began by trying to drive to a friends place 4 miles away without going on any of the major roads. When I discovered I could not quite connect the route I became interested in the barrier between us.

    Walking, both in the day and in the night, I’ve been able to discover all sorts of interesting places. I’ve climbed a lot of fences, also. One thing that has surprised me is the lack of many dogs, seem to remember a lot more from my childhood in areas like this.

    Own your local AO and you have a big advantage over people trying to control you. Being able to move from point to point undetected, along semi-secret routes, at night is fun for it’s own sake, and might come in handy in the upcoming North American Games. Matt’s article is an excellent place to start, as is the end of your driveway.