(ModernSurvival.org) – In the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, one will face a potentially life-altering decision: evacuate or dig in and ride out the storm. While both of these options come with pros and cons, there are times when bugging out is undeniably the riskier path to take.
In the following video, John from the Warrior Poet Society provides three valid reasons why bugging out might not be the best choice:
The first reason to ditch the idea of bugging out is simple: there aren’t that many scenarios in which leaving the security and supplies of one’s home is truly called for. Sure, a natural disaster is an excellent reason to go, but often staying put and digging in is the wiser move.
The second reason to consider is that there is strength in numbers. Evacuating alone, or even with the immediate family, puts everyone at risk. On the flip side, gathering friends and family to one’s home provides a greater level of security — and home-field advantage when defending it. Make no mistake; if the world has truly gone to pot, desperate people will want to take what others have.
Reason number three is simple logistics. The typical bug-out bag only contains enough supplies to last about three days on the road. Yes, hunting and fishing can supplement this; however, that isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Watch a few episodes of Alone, and suddenly it becomes clear that surviving off the land isn’t a task to be taken lightly, even by the experts.
Despite all of this, preparing to bug-out isn’t bad; on the contrary, it is an excellent idea. Some scenarios could leave a person with no choice but to leave their home behind. But for many people, bugging out just isn’t a realistic option.
Defending one’s home will become critical to long-term survival if society comes crumbling down. For helpful hints on securing your property before “it” hits the fan, take a look at our article here.
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