bug out in the mountains

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by pointblank900, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. pointblank900

    pointblank900 New Member

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    Have been told that this is the best way to go. So what are your thoughts?
     
  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Im an hour from any big cities. I live in the country near a small town of 600 people. I'll be staying home as long as possible.
     

  3. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Same here. I know the area and it's home to me. Lot of rugged places around too, but no mountains...
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Bugging out without an exact destination seems like very poor planning. Running to some place you have never been - - how will you know when you get there? Your plan is to carry everything you will need with you to a vague destination? Are you a very experienced camper and hunter/gatherer?
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    If you are talking about the western mountains and hundreds of other people are thinking the same thing as you- - just think of all these "campers" all having camp fires in these VERY dry mountain areas. Wildfires will surround and kill hundreds of people. The wildfires will burn for months and consume millions of acres. Sound like a good place to "bug-out" to?
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    have you ever done any extended camping in the mountains? if not, then you ain't prepared for it. looks good in movies and TV, but in real life not so much unless you're truly capable of doing it. it ain't no picnic in the park!
     
  7. pointblank900

    pointblank900 New Member

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    I can do it I camp alot just seeing what y'all think I'm from TN
     
  8. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Only as a last resort.
     
  9. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    The folks that live there will take your arse out before you can even get close. They are going to protect their limited resources (wild food stuffs) very harshley. They don't usually care for "flat landers" either.
     
  10. luckyj

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    Have you ever spent any time in the mountains?
     
  11. pointblank900

    pointblank900 New Member

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    Yes I have and born and raised here not a flat lander friend I've stayed out weeks at a time in the hills harshly most people would help if that can.
     
  12. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    It would be good to have a bug out location in the mountains (Appalachians) along with locations in other places. But make sure you pick a place ahead of time and know the area. I would suggest a National Forrest if you don't know anyone that would take you in. Do not go into the mountains and just wonder around on private property. If you go into the wrong holler you won't leave. Mountain folks tend to take trespassing a little more personal than the rest of us. And be prepared to for everyone else to have the same idea. :)
     
  13. pointblank900

    pointblank900 New Member

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    Thank you I no there's alot of us that might bug out in the hills but there a few places I can get to that most can't haha
     
  14. nitestalker

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    The Northern Rocky Mtns. are another world. They are a great expanse on top of North America. They can be so high you need oxygen tanks for extended stays. The Temperatures in August are below freezing and the snow never melts.
    Getting enough food up on top to last is nearly impossible. And even if you are not pushed above the snow line winter at 7,000 feet can be a killer. The game moves down ahead of the first heavy snow and getting to fire wood is almost impossible. The snow piles up 30 feet deep and the temperatures hold at -30 degrees for weeks on end. And then it really gets bad.:eek:
     
  15. pointblank900

    pointblank900 New Member

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    Find a cave its going to be a cold one lol jks
     
  16. luckyj

    luckyj New Member

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    Well if it's an environment that you are familiar with and comfortable in. I've spent enough time in the mountains to know that's it's the last place I want to go. Haha. Backwoods I can do but mountain life is just not my cup of tea.
     
  17. pointblank900

    pointblank900 New Member

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    Tea is good haha its hard in the mountains but might pay off if crazy shtf lol
     
  18. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Several million people have a "plan" of having NO plans, beyond "bugging out to the mountains". Gonna be a huge pile of bodies.

    Going somewhere that you do not have detailed intel, without support or supplies, in an area where routine life can be hard in GOOD times.....

    And have you ever seen the movie Deliverance? :rolleyes:

    How would you get from point A to B with roads clogged/ closed. no fuel for sale, coupla million others with same idea, planning to pass thru area that belongs to someone else that does NOT want you there......

    Me? I'm bugging IN.
     
  19. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    No, I've spent some time from Rocky Mt. backpacking to camping in the desert and half the National Parks. Mother nature is not kind to tenderfoots and unless you know what you are doing, your stay there will be short. (RIP) You can always hide out better in a large crowd than standing out on the horizon with a camp fire.

    Jim
     
  20. pointblank900

    pointblank900 New Member

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    Yea you got to know what your doing that's for sure