Why Bugging In Is Better Then Bugging Out Revisited

Posted: February 15, 2013 in Survival
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Every disaster brings its own set of unique circumstances to the forefront.  When the situation warrants, if you have the choice of bugging in or bugging out; bugging in will be the better option.  Why you ask;  let me elaborate.  By bugging in you have the following advantages.

  • You will be in familiar surroundings.
  • Food and water in your refrigerator and or pantry can supplement your survival stash.
  • You’ll have additional time to improve your existing homes defenses.
  • Your home will offer shelter against the elements.
  • You’ll have access to clothing, blankets and other survival gear.
  • You’ll have access to weapons and ammunition.
  • You can better protect your home from looters and thugs.

The better prepared you are now, the better prepared you will be to deal with your survival situation later.  Trust your instincts and stay alert.

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  1. It’s better because you get to stay safely in one of those cool buildings! 🙂

    • rmactsc says:

      The actual location of that house is in the country of Poland. I saw a review of it inside and out; in a magazine article, and it’s truly an engineering marvel.

      • I used to think along the same lines Euro. That place is pretty elite and probably out of most peoples price range.

        When some people see pictures or video of what others already have, it can sometimes discourage people who are just starting out in the prepping process. I always try and encourage them not to give up.

        Not everybody is going to have an abandoned nuclear silo with a pantry containing 10 years worth of food and water and artificial sunlight. So work with what you have. Evaluate your location and think about how you can fortify it. And have a plan/backup plan if there is a breech.

        What you have to remember, when times get tough, unprepared people are going to be looking for easy targets. If you have bars or boards on your doors and windows chances are they will move on to the next door that isn’t fortified. Unless you are the last house in the neighborhood they haven’t checked for food and supplies.

        But again plan it out, make it difficult for them to get in and buy yourself time to react. For example, have plywood inside and outside a glass slider door, that way you hear them getting through the first layer of wood and glass giving you time to be waiting behind cover with your scatter shot ready to fly at them.(Sorry, just noticed how long this post was. I am a writer too so once my fingers start walking…)

      • rmactsc says:

        You bring up some excellent points. I find it best when prepping to not compare your setup with anyone else’s. Everyone’s needs and budgets are different so the best thing to do is to prep in a manner that fits your lifestyle and plan accordingly 🙂

      • I knew it couldn’t be in the UK…far too cool for that!!

      • rmactsc says:

        But I hear you folks have great fish and chips over there so at least that’s something 🙂

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