So a disaster is imminent and you are trying to decide whether to bug in or bug out.  The following are some things to consider which will help you decide which option is best for you.

  • How prepared are you at your current location?  Do you have enough food, water, medicine, weapons, ammo, etc., if you have to stay put for a lengthy period of time?
  • Is your skill level and general health well enough to defend your current location?  Do you anticipate  any attacks and if so will these attacks be from individuals, small groups or large groups?  How well armed are these people or groups?
  • What are the primary and secondary threats and how skilled and prepared are you to deal with them?
  • Are all of your prepped supplies transportable to another location?  Is another chosen location safer than where you currently are based on whatever reliable information you have?
  • How close are you to a nuclear facility, or a dam that could burst?  Does your current location put you at additional risk from natural disasters?
  • What is your transportation situation?  Are the roads open and are they safe to travel?  Is martial law in effect?  Do you have sufficient fuel and reliable enough vehicles to make the trip to another location?
  • Has your location been compromised?  Do you have access to reliable information, not misinformation?  Do you have a well thought out survival plan?  Are you properly prepared to hunker down where you are with primary, secondary and tertiary plans which are adaptable to circumstances?

Think about where you spend most of your time and how safe, defensible and prepped that location is.  Then based on the situation and armed with all available facts you can decide whether it is safer to stay put or move on to another location.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.


  1. jessemathewson says:

    Reblogged this on Jesse Talks Back and commented:
    Very true, what and how. Everyone should have plans in triplicate and be sure those they care about are aware and NO one else.
    Sandbags at the house, boards pre cut and ready to put up with gun ports, for $300 you can put a camera system in with its own power supply- this allows force extension.

    There are more things 🙂 but these are just a few I have looked at and implemented

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