Top 3 reasons you would Bug Out?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by rimfirehunter, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. rimfirehunter

    rimfirehunter Monkey++

    What three reasons would send you packing based on your current geographic area and primary place of residence location?

    Also... Do you have a BOL (Bug Out Location) that YOU own or is owned by family/friends/group that will be expecting you?

    My top three Bug Out Reasons...

    1. Chemical Spill because I live within a half mile of a rail line.
    2. Nuclear. Within 50 mile radius of a Nuke Plant.
    3. Large Fire fueled by high winds and dry weather.

    I do have two BOL's, one is north and the other south, both owned by family.
  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Cat.3,4,5...I'm heading west of the eye...
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  3. peanut

    peanut Monkey+

    You are ahead of me, rim. Let's see, would probably bug out for
    1. earthquake
    2. nuclear
    3. invocation of marshall law, don't want to be in the area

    Have a couple of possibles for bug out, if I can make it 3 states away, BOL with my cousin, first choice...unfortunately, other BOL (also owned by family) is only 7 miles away.
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Wow, been a long time since you were here - Welcome back.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Fire, and to a local hidey hole. Anything else, I'm sitting tight.
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  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    1. Chemical spill
    2. Mama is really upset.....
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  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Overwhelming government force approaching BOL. Obvious hostiles. I have a plan. Sorry I won't post it here. OPSEC and all that. It may work, if not well I guess I will be captured.
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  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    1) Cat four or five hurricane coming at me dead center. I roll due north or northwest into Georgia or Alabama.
    2) Goobermint on a rampage, FEMA buses running around picking folks up. Deep forest and river swamp close by. Nuff said.
    3) Massive forest fire approaching - I live on the edge of the national forest. Nearly bugged out once before as fire got close. Had the truck loaded and ready.
  9. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    1) rampage/riots by locals ( gas/food shortages)
    2) guber intervention/martial law ( I'll already be outta here!)
    3) All local PD, deputies, and other LEO's, "depart" the cities...( can't say I blame them!)
    I'll be LONG gone, and right now I am nervously awaiting a "signal" to "go...." A few other persons involved....a "contingency of professionals..."
    A 2 vehicle convoy, followed by 2 more vehicles, 5 minutes apart...taking only
    shortcuts thru the desert to my major roads or highways.
    I'll miss the city ( yeah ,...RIGHT!)
  10. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Tac, somehow after reading your post the last couple years I don't see you taking on the chains.I do see fewer hostiles left for the rest of us Monkeys to deal with. For me bugging out is pretty much out other than fallback,rendezvous,or what little I could contribute should the call come.
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  11. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    You are too perceptive. Opsec dictates I don't give away the game plan. Of course I just may be getting olde and tired and am willing to give up peacefully.
  12. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Yeah right.biglaff
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  13. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Creighton Bluejay

    1. Localized Alien Invasion
    2. Underground Mine Fires
    3. Wife is cooking "Russian Cusine"
  14. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Monkey++

    Localized Alien Invasion < Not bugging out for that, I'm going to steal one of their ships.
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  15. snowbyrd

    snowbyrd Latet anguis in herba

    ex wives/girl friends invading
    Obummer re-elected
    yard gnomes coming to life
    and, #1 reason, ZOMBIES
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  16. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Not a plan, if you've watched "Predators"........ [OO]
  17. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    1. I aint goin nowhere
    2. I aint goin nowhere
    3. See above two!

    I may get dead but I will get there with my boots on and my rifle empty.
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  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Well I guess that the list would include all of the above!!
    1. Earthquake
    2. Lahar
    3. Volcano
    4. Civil unreast beyond the norm in my liberal land (depending on the glow of fire from Seattle land)
    5. FEMA/DHS knocking on doors and doing "searches to keep the peace"
    6. Checkpoints.
    Heading East to our land, over the pass!! And if that don't work-
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  19. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    The only reason I could ever think of to Bug Out.....because I can no longer Bug IN.

    oh....and it is possible I could have to Bug Out if wifey ever finds out exactly how much money is tied up in the hardware in the gun safe
  20. Jay Tx

    Jay Tx Monkey+

    I only need one reason for me and mine to head to the BOL?

    1. We live in a mobile home. On acreage, semi-secluded. But still a mobile home. No security here aside from it's location, and we're not that secluded.
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