Subject: Bug-out or stay?
After many years of trying to live prepared, several bug-out practices,
I have reached some conclusions. First, bugging out is the very last
thing I want to do. There are 3 ways to the mainland by vehicle from
Myrtle Beach, which could be blocked easily. I have a boat and an old
jeep 17 miles downriver at my hunting cabin, but that avenue makes for
the first reduction in transportable gear as the boat won't hold as much
as the Jimmy, at least no without being obvious to the casual observer
what I am doing.
Second, there are the creature comforts. I have been here during
hurricanes, floods, and even a tornado. Your own home beats hell out of
the woods, a cabin, even a motel room. It is defensible, already has ALL
your gear, and the psychological aspect is better.
Lastly, the authorities know people will bug-out during emergencies.
They already have in place plans for traffic control and curfews. If you
don't believe it, try going somewhere after a hurricane in a coastal
area. The ones standing roadblocks get pretty bored and will give you
hell just for some entertainment. And you can bet your butt someone
living in a cabin/tent/cave in the middle of the woods will attract
their attention and invite a hassle if nothing else.
People like Alan Conner amuse me, but so do a lot of others. AC is right
that a collapse will not be like in the movies, but if he has what he
says he has, then the LEOs already know about him. Some others have
posted about the weapons they have and the retreats they maintain, but
would they shoot a LEO, and could they actually get to the retreat? The
authorities will have their hands full during any emergency, and for a
time thereafter, and won't be going house to house to get any of you.
They simply will not have time. Unless you brag to Billy Bob next door
about the M-1919 machine gun and 7 years worth of food in the basement,
they will never know you exist. I do keep a BoB in the car at all times,
but my bug-out plans have surely changed.