Haven’t Bugged Out Yet? Then This Is Probably How You’ll Die

Photo by: Kevin Dooley

The purpose of this particular dissertation is to scare the crap out of you, and thus move you off the pot. Time is short, and the storm clouds are gathering over the Middle East. Our southern border is a free-for-all, drug cartels and gangs have a viable presence in virtually every major American city, and the poser-in-chief thinks he was elected king and is doing everything he can think of to dismantle this country.

Bug Out Bag: The Only Contents List You Need

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There has been a lot of talk over the years about bugging out, bug out bags, and bug out bag lists. The subject of “bugging out” is bound to come up in any conversation about survival preps and every survival blog has at least one article posted about how to put together a bug out […]

Questions & Answers with The Wolf Pack – How to Put Together a Get Home Bag

Question from BCTruck I’ve mentioned on a few occasions that I’m to old and fat to ever consider bugging out unless it was for the most dire of circumstances. So my need for a buggout bag is nowhere near my need for a get home bag. I’ve put some thought into what I might need […]

I’ve went through our older posts (and some newer ones) about bugging out and bug out bags and linked them all on one page for your convenience…

Bug Out Bags (BOB) tactics, tools, and tips on bugging out, bug out bag content lists, bug out locations research, and more. Everything that you could ever need to know about bug out bags and bugging out can be found through the page linked to below – articles and tips about bug out bags and bugging out.

Articles on Bug Out Bags, Kits and Bugging Out

Getting Out of Dodge – Getting to Your Bug Out Location

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One of the first things many people think about, and even plan, is what they’re going to do when TSHTF. A majority of people believe they need to “get out of Dodge” however something they overlook is what they’ll do if the route they’ve chosen is closed, or jammed with thousands of other people with the same goal in mind.

What we’ve done is pick at least two alternative routes to our bug-out spot, aka “home away from home”. We’ve driven one of the routes and have put together a binder with road maps in addition to photographs we took along the way. We plan to do the same for our second alternate route, which we are familiar with but haven’t put together a binder.

Cheap, Light Shelter Ideas for Your Bug Out Bag

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by Mike I have the same mindset as M.D. – bugging out is your absolute last resort. You’ll never be able to carry as much as you can store in your house, and your house is (or very well should be) water tight. That being said, there are going to be situations where you have […]

If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!


This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival - this would also make a good bug out bag packing list, with a few modifications… 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 […]

You Can Put Together a 72 Hour Survival Kit Like a Prepping Pro!

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Every new prepper has to start somewhere and putting together a 72 hour survival kit is a great first step.

When I talk to friends and family that are non-preppers about prepping, I don’t suggest that they stockpile a five year supply of survival food and another $20,000 on firearms and other stuff, that would scare them and just about every non-prepper away for good.

No the first thing that I suggest is that they put together a 72 hour kit, it’s simple, cheap and best of all it’s not scary and once they start prepping… well as we know you can’t stop.

This infographic makes it as easy and simple as possible – well get to it new preppers, no one is going to do it for you…

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5 Essentials To Pack In Your Motorcycle or ATV Adventure Survival Kit

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Like a significant portion of the 10.4 million motorcycle and ATV riders in the U.S., you yearn to explore the world around you. This can be accomplished through local day rides, but if you’re looking to take your motorcycle travels to the next level, an adventure trip should be on your bucket list. As you […]

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Bunker


  Nuclear war, a Texas-sized meteorite striking the Earth, or global police state policies taking full effect; no matter which it is that brings the world’s population to the brink of elimination, a bunker can help you and your family survive all of them. However, what you must remember is that a fallout shelter is […]

Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

The very idea of leaving the security of your home to “bug out” to the woods has never sat well with me – In nearly every instance it’s better to hunker down or “bug in” than to bug out. I mean, why leave the safety and familiar surroundings of your home, for the open and […]

How to Prepare Your Home Prior to a Bug-Out

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 […]

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

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 […]

What you should know about cold weather preparedness

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 […]

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

by Marney 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 at school. I’ve spent a great deal of time trying […]

Bugging Out, Plan E. Here’s How.

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.

Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Post apocalypse travel

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 […]