Bugging out

Below you’ll find the posts at The Survivalist Blog.net from the bugging out category. I highly recommend you read each of them if you’re serious about putting together a bug out bag or bugging out. You’ll find posts with detailed lists of bug out bag contents, advice on how to bug out with children, communications while on the move and a wealth of other topics related to survival and bugging out.

How to Prepare Your Home Prior to a Bug-Out

by M.D. Creekmore - March 24, 2014 • 27 comments

This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest by Randy W Prizes for this round in our non fiction writing contest include… First place winner will receive –  A $150 gift certificate for Hornady Ammo  courtesy of LuckyGunner, a Wonder Junior Deluxe grain mill courtesy of Kitchen Neads, a one year subscription to the Personal VPN service courtesy of unspyable and Three Survival Seed Vaults courtesy of LPC […]

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Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack : Bugging out with kids?

by Guest Blogger - March 17, 2014 • 34 comments

My name is Nikki and I’m a single mom of 3 kids. I just started prepping and was wondering if there were tips you could give for women who prep with kids. My plan is to “bug in” if its feasible. Fortunately I live in a rural area and have enough to live off the […]

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What you should know about cold weather preparedness

by Guest Blogger - January 27, 2014 • 25 comments

by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net It looks like another harsh winter, with ice storms and blizzards already carpeting much of the Midwest, Northeast and Canada, and cold weather preparedness is a must for survival.  Failure to use precautions will lead to a condition called hypothermia. Hypothermia is a condition where the […]

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Get home prepping with kids – thinking beyond the bug out bag

by M.D. Creekmore - December 16, 2013 • 22 comments

This is a guest post by Marney and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. When I returned to work as a single mother with three young children attending pre-school and kindergarten, I quickly realized that I needed a better plan if disaster struck while I was driving or at work and my children were in the car or […]

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Bugging Out, Plan E. Here’s How.

by M.D. Creekmore - October 30, 2013 • 85 comments

First I would say your Bug Out Bag should not be in your home, friends home, vehicle, or less half a mile from your home. Nor should it be more then a mile away. If it is cold and I had to leave under duress without taking anything with me, I do not want to be out there for any longer then I have to be before I can get warm. That being the case I use a Rubbermaid container buried about half a mile away with a pieces of plywood over it, dirt and then old pine branches. The branches pull easily away, With only three inches of dirt you can dig quickly to the edge of the plywood (even with a sick) and pull the entire thing up in every situation except frozen ground. In that case a large rock dropped/ or large man jumping on the plywood bounces enough that is breaks up the frozen earth.

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Post apocalypse travel

by M.D. Creekmore - October 18, 2013 • 24 comments

Question from Donna F I am curious – if a person or family finds themselves away from home or family, and need to get to a different location, at the time an emergency hits, would it be wiser to travel surface streets or freeways? Just wondering, with the fear of rebels who may be willing […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : What do You Carry in Your Everyday Carry Kit?

by M.D. Creekmore - October 11, 2013 • 34 comments

Question from Jason M I have been trying to perfect my edc for a while now. For me it’s carrying as much as I can without feeling and looking like I’m carrying a lot. I started out using an altoids tin but then I switched to try and find something smaller. Right now I carry my edc tools in […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Do you have an “airplane” bug out bag?

by M.D. Creekmore - September 16, 2013 • 37 comments

Question from – Zee Hi y’all! I have to get on an airplane soon; it will be our first time in the air in many years. As a mom of three great kids, I am used to carrying a bag full of snacks, books, a few bandaids and the like. Now that I have become educated […]

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It pays to take your bug out bag for a walk

by M.D. Creekmore - September 11, 2013 • 58 comments

This is a guest post by GeorgiaBoy and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. For any of you with a BOB or GHB, congratulations – it’s a big important step to being prepared. But…have you ever taken it for a walk? If not, I urge you to do so. A long walk. It’s the only way to […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : List the contents of the lightest possible bug-out bag

by M.D. Creekmore - September 4, 2013 • 95 comments

A question from Smoke D. I’m not quite physically fit yet, so I’m concerned about how much weight that I can carry versus how far I can walk, and I’m sure those numbers have a range where they affect one another. What is in your lightest possible bug-out bag? What purpose does each item serve? […]

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Q & A with The Wolf Pack : Wheeled bug out bag suggestions and advice

by M.D. Creekmore - July 12, 2013 • 50 comments

Question from – Jodi I have been following your blog for awhile now and enjoy the input and feedback you and your subscribers write. I have been putting together bug out bags for the wife and I and I need advice for a wheeled duffel such as the S.O.C. Rolling Loadout Bag. I have a medical disorder where I […]

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Q & A with The Wolf Pack : What are the best foods for a car survival kit or “get home bag”?

by M.D. Creekmore - July 9, 2013 • 63 comments

Question from Millie in KY Hi, here’s one that I could use some help with, MD. I want to put together a GH bag for hubby, he works about an hour away. I know the basics of things that he could use just to get here, but what I wanted to ask about is food. […]

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How to put together your 72 hour survival kit in a few easy steps

by M.D. Creekmore - June 3, 2013 • 33 comments
72 hour kit

This short excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival. As with any “prepping shopping list” you’ll need to tailor the suggestions listed below to meet your specific needs, skills, location and circumstances – no such shopping list can cover the needs of everyone in every situation, everywhere. The items listed below make up what […]

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Is resorting to a Bug Out Bag (BOB) a realistic way of life?

by M.D. Creekmore - May 24, 2013 • 76 comments

Looking back over time, I have had a few events occur in my life where I had to leave forever from where I was living as a last resort, literally with only what was on my back in a backpack; sometimes for months on end. If I was lucky and had some lead-time, I could sell possessions to have some cash on-hand, other times it was necessary to ‘abandon in place’ in order to leave quickly… your life is worth more than material items. I believe a true “bug-out” scenario truly is a last resort situation, which could result in an “I’m Never Coming Home” (INCH) condition, and it will be hard to abandon what possession you have, but like I said; your life is more important than ‘stuff’ and having a well prepared pack with life essentials would be advantageous.

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How BOB changed his name to GHB

by M.D. Creekmore - May 20, 2013 • 73 comments

This is a guest post by JimShyWolf and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. So, you’re a Scout Sniper, LRRP trained Ranger, SpecOps Pathfinder Wannabe and read all the survival blogs. You feel confident that when the stinky hits the spinning dispenser you have the perfect plan. Then it happens. You shoulder your pack, grab your scoped SuperDuper […]

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How to put together your own bug out bag perimeter alarm kit… or how to sleep better at night when the zombies are on the move.

by M.D. Creekmore - April 2, 2013 • 37 comments

In my bug out bag, or my get home bag, since I keep it in my vehicle at all times, I keep a little perimeter alarm kit. The whole kit is relatevely small, lightweight and fits in a MOLLE mag pouch. I feel this kit is necessary should the SHTF. I figure that if this happens, I might have to be able to get home all by myself, over a long distance, possibly on foot.

Well, what if I have to spend the night who knows where? Maybe in an abandoned building. Or in a makeshift campsite in a clump of trees. Or maybe a old tractor trailer. And if I have to sleep, I wouldn’t want to wake up with who knows standing over me or all my stuff gone. My trusty firearm won’t do me any good if I’m sleeping. So I put together a little perimeter alarm kit with the following features in mind.

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What You Should Know About Selecting Guns For Your Bug Out Bag

by M.D. Creekmore - March 5, 2013 • 88 comments

As Most of you know, I’m not a big fan of the head to the woods bug out bag survival strategy. In a nutshell you’re voluntarily becoming, a refugee, but looking at the recent disasters in New Orleans and Haiti it is obvious that a bug out bag and bug out strategy are not only needed but required […]

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Bug out tips, advice and common sense

by M.D. Creekmore - February 11, 2013 • 83 comments

This guest post by  RB and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Remember in times of crises. The Government or Military can use FEAR! clean water, food, electricity and shelter to “control or move you” where ever they wish. Don’t fall for it. Take care of your self. Drink a glass of water every morning before you […]

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The Get Home Case Study…

by M.D. Creekmore - January 10, 2013 • 65 comments

This guest post by John R and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. This contest will end on February 16 2013  – prizes include: First Place winner will receive Two cases of MRE’s courtesy of Camping Survival, A Wonder Junior Deluxe hand-mill courtesy of Kitchen Kneads, $150 gift certificate for Fiocchi Ammo courtesy of LuckyGunner Ammo, A Big Berkey Water […]

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Escape from New York

by M.D. Creekmore - January 8, 2013 • 107 comments

This guest post by K.C. and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. About two years ago, we moved our family to New Jersey so that my wife and I could pursue jobs based in New York City.  Our commute is about 23-25 miles each way and as a result, we use public transportation to bring us back and […]

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