Will you stay or go?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by BioInclined, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. BioInclined

    BioInclined New Member

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    For those of you prepping for SHTF, what is your actual plan? I need no details, bue as I think about preparing for what I too think will be a self destruction of society, i wonder..."where will i go?"
    My current location is northern Illinois apartment and if I'm home it is south-side suburbs in 1 story home.
    I don't own a truck but i do have a 4-door mid-size vehicle that i could pack pretty well and get pretty far on a tank.
    For those of you who DON'T live on a farm in the middle of no where...where are you going? Do you have a safe room? Will you built your home as a stronghold? Will you fire on anyone outside of immediate family who knows your supplies?
    I'm not getting deep into prepping but i will only gather enough to fill my trunk and backseat 1/2 way, then make my decision based on events.

    If i have to leave, I'm headed north into the country, North Dakota, South Dakota etc...
     
  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    My family will go nowhere unless staying home is more dangerous than venturing out. That said, I have multiple bug-out locations - all in different locations - stocked.
     

  3. shootitout

    shootitout New Member

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    I am the second youngest in the house so I don't have the biggest say but guns and ammo are my responsibility so I know the plan stay as long as its safe which wont be long I live in a mostly black poorer neighborhood and when people start rioting or looting people join in fast then load the 2 or 3 suvs and get on the rode north to a dear hunting and fishing club I belong 2 its my best bet because iv been going there for over 14 years and o know the place very well also they have 2 natural springs that you can drink straight out of so water and food become easier also its southern mi. Norther oh. So corn grows even when its not planted. Mostly to get out of the city im relying on that iv got people out gunned.
     
  4. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I have to agree. If its too dangerous to stay where I am currently at then I packing up and hitting the road. I got at least 10 safe places I could head too, all varying from 5 minutes away to 960 miles away. :D
     
  5. OC357

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    I don't have another location all stocked up and all my stuff is here so I will have to stay and hope for the best.

    (hope the SHTF never happens but collecting stuff in case)

    OC
     
  6. 762

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    i'll be going about an hour and a half away. grandparents and uncle live out in the boonies. but we wont leave unless i feel that it isnt safe to stay where we are.
     
  7. trip286

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    My E&E location is 2 hours south of me, with 3 different routes mapped, planned, and rehearsed.

    Bug out has been rehearsed, every time we go to grandma's house we pull a rehearsal, and only stop short of actually loading the bulk of it in the truck.

    My egress route options are the Interstate, the state highway, and back roads. I also have different detours planned and mapped, for instance, if I make it a ways on the interstate, and run into a blockage of some sort, I have plans for detours to move onto one of the other routes.

    In my particular situation, staying home would be a bit dangerous, not too bad but still a bit dangerous. And since I figure that traveling to my bug out location will be the most dangerous, it's the part that I have planned for the most.
     
  8. Snakedriver

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    There was once a time when I felt bugging-out was the way to go and to try and make it back to middle America where we would be safe with family and friends.

    Now that we live in S. Florida where there is basically only one Interstate that we can use for bugging out by vehicle, bugging-in makes much more sense. The highways will be a complete & total mess and will quickly become very dangerous places to be. Going somewhere on foot will be impossible, we've got about 1,300 miles to cover to be safe, so that isn't going to happen. Roving bands of two-legged predators who will kill you to get your supplies and trigger-happy landowners who will kill you simply for existing would make traversing every mile a very difficult process.

    Yes, staying in-place with our supplies of food, water, weapons and ammunition will be the wise thing for us to do even if it isn't the most desireable. Unless you have access to a safe location within one tank of gasoline and can quickly get there by using the back roads, you'll also be wise to just stay at home and hunker-down as we say here in Florida.
     
  9. Johnny357

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    I am in the same situation you are. I've been itching to move to the Midwest to a place with a good amount of land bordering a national forest, because one tank of gas will just get you marooned on the highway trying to get out of Florida. My current plan is to bug in with enough ammo and food to outlive most of the bad guys. I have a fresh water lake two blocks up. I can bike to the ocean to fish once the lake and the canned goods start to get thin. That's the best I can do with S. Florida I think.
     
  10. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I will manned the Alamo! Politicians and Zombies BEWARE!!
     
  11. ArizonaLawman

    ArizonaLawman New Member

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    Bugging in unless and until that becomes untenable, then moving to "rabbit hole".

    God help anyone who tries to attack "Fort Don't Mess With"
     
  12. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Depends on the type of SHTF scenario, truthfully. If it's going to be something that would be better to hunker down and hang tough for a while, I can do that. If it is one where I need to bug out? We can do that, as well.
    Truthfully, planning any 'bug out' that requires going over 50 miles is risky at best, because the roads will probably turn into a battlezone, so unless you know all the back roads (and you could expect red neck looters on those), it won't be a fun time.
     
  13. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    I'm prepped for a major hurricane(live in FL) and will stay. Any other long term SHTF and I'm not really prepared.
     
  14. EagleSix

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    For years we planned for bugging in and bugging out. The bug in was for short term emergencies and the bug out was for more serious and/or longer term SHTF. Now we are in a bug-in situation, because last year we pulled up stakes and moved to the country! However, we do have friends and family (MAG) who will be bugging out to our location. We established a 30 Day GOOD plan, and constantly keep improving our supplies, preparations, and plans. We have routes and means for most all the friends and family to make the 210 miles trip, but preferably everyone involved will execute their 30 Day GOOD plan ahead of the panic of metro Phoenix.

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  15. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The plan is to stay here unless we absolutely must leave. We have the supplies and means to get out, but don't have a safe refuge to evacuate to. No relatives or friends in a safe area, so we'd be on our own. However, I have several locations in mind that could work.
     
  16. Caoimhin

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    That's with us too. Our rabbit holes are located from 12 miles to 300 miles away. I wish we had a few more. It good to have a goal. The close one has a well and utilities. I have my generator to power the well if needed. Surrounded by cow's , coyotes and a million (it seems) quail. But I really want to make it to the panhandle of the Republic of Texas. Nice secure remote site on a lake and a very like minded population. I will bug out with my Travel trailer. This will provide comforts and storage. The key is staying aware and making the move before the road gets clogged up or waiting until after the initial rush.
     
  17. shootitout

    shootitout New Member

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    The only problem with my placevery from the 3rd post is it would be hard to defend
     
  18. BioInclined

    BioInclined New Member

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    Interesting, the only things i thought of is...
    I'm also in an area that is not great but not terrible. I know I would be pulling the trigger though if i stayed more than 2 days and society was at the point of rioting. I would only have to worry about fires being set and burning the house.
    Traveling will be risky, i thought of having a very small accessible trailer option but once people see you pulling that around...you are targeted I'm sure and better hope the roads don't slow you down.
    If it's a huge natural disaster, being in my location I'll more than likely have some time to decide. I'm not on a coast and We're not in very prone earthquake area, well maybe...we had a couple recently the past few years, very minor.
    If it's a military take over, I'm hiding...for awhile. Whether it be in the wilderness or in a hole in the ground. I don't want to have to risk going against a whole squad/unit of guys.
    I do plan to have travel routes planned even if it leads me to a forest somewhere. Foot travel would be tough as well until I get about 1 hour out.
    For some of you, wow...you really are anticipating this happening.
     
  19. shootitout

    shootitout New Member

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    I think that economic collapse is very possible if Obama gets re elected. Vote Ron Paul.
     
  20. partdeux

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    bunker in... no good escape solutions