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.

My ‘Go-to-hell’ bag and weapon selection for a TEOTWAWKI and / or SHTF event

by M.D. Creekmore - January 1, 2013 • 57 comments

This guest post by Michael and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. I have followed with great interest all of the submissions for this writing contest, and have gleaned a tremendous amount of useful information. Thank you to those of you for taking the time to share your knowledge. I am a combat vet and former public […]

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Attempting to Implement a Real Bug Out Scenario

by M.D. Creekmore - December 31, 2012 • 50 comments

This guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. with humor and slight loss of dignity. By Mama J This is story of an experienced prepping family told to ready themselves for a possible five-minute evacuation during a forest fire in the summer of 2012. I type the word “experienced” with some humility and I […]

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A Combat Vet’s Perspective on Bug Out Bag PPE

by M.D. Creekmore - November 23, 2012 • 46 comments

This guest post is by  David M and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . I see these items consistently overlooked in people’s bug out bags and I hope to make your lives more livable in a camp (deployed environment) when you find yourself there. People seem to get it that they need a good fixed blade knife. They […]

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Getting Back Home from Vacation or Abroad When the SHTF

by M.D. Creekmore - November 19, 2012 • 35 comments

This guest post is by By Mike S and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . The following is just a scenario, mostly hypothetical based on some real-life experiences to inspire some thought for those that travel regularly. At home, you have done all that you can to prepare for the worst conditions if and when a disaster would […]

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Eberlestock’s Halftrack Review & Bug Out Bag Use

by M.D. Creekmore - November 16, 2012 • 23 comments

This guest post is by By The Angry Prepper and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Eberlestock’s Halftrack is a great bag. This bag is made of tough stuff & is very dependable. The Halftrack is a 50 Liter bag that weighs about 6lbs. & 12oz. For starters this bag has every feature I have every looked for in a […]

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Average Joe’s ideas on survival and getting home after a disaster strikes

by M.D. Creekmore - August 31, 2012 • 25 comments

This guest post is by “Average Joe” Jim H and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . I have been reading the many wonderful entries sent in by the Wolf Pack, but I have set here and been silent thinking that I may not be qualified to comment or to enter posts on my own. Then I thought, I’m […]

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The pre-disaster checklist

by M.D. Creekmore - August 30, 2012 • 30 comments

This guest post is by SD Mountain Goat and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . It was the summer of 2010, mid-May and a non-threatening sunny sky. I had been home from Afghanistan for a little more than a month and a half. When I first got back I had packed a U-Haul trailer and relocated from […]

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Bugging Out to the Boonies? Ten Ways to Keep Your Camp Clean

by M.D. Creekmore - July 9, 2012 • 43 comments

This guest post is by Estar H and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . If you are prepping packs or vehicles to bug out, where are you planning to go? Will you seek refuge in a rural area, maybe even in the wilderness? Whether you retreat to a fully stocked off-the-grid hideaway, setup camp on private acreage, […]

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Leaving behind Louis Vuitton or Escaping New York to a Sailboat WTSHTF

by M.D. Creekmore - June 29, 2012 • 73 comments

This guest post is by Amanda kc   and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Ok, I admit it, I am one of those women who love love love their luxuries I get my mani-pedi every week french tip , I go to the gym and work out, I love my starbucks cappucino, my smoothies at the outside table […]

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A Humble, But Useful “Get Home Vehicle”

by M.D. Creekmore - June 13, 2012 • 62 comments

This guest post is by “Howitzers” and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . All of us find ourselves far from home from time to time, some of us more often than others. We’re making a sales call or coming back from Aunt Martha’s house. Maybe it’s simply because the office is a considerable distance away from […]

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Ideas for SHTF transporta​tion

by M.D. Creekmore - June 1, 2012 • 45 comments

This guest post is by M Dotson and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Alright, we’ve got our Bug Out Bag (BOB) filled with all the essentials of getting from here to there safely. Flashlights, food, bullets and fire makers are all stashed in their own special place in the hopes we never have to use them. […]

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Bugging in or bugging out?

by M.D. Creekmore - April 24, 2012 • 38 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Doods Dayto in the Philippines This is an issue that I often see in survivalist threads but after reading many discussions, many find bugging in a more acceptable position. I live in the city and my province, the only possible bugging out location is […]

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Considering the “bug out boat” for escape and survival

by M.D. Creekmore - April 17, 2012 • 126 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest by Dave M As a sixty-three year old retired firefighter, I have recently begun perusing survival blogs, books, and YouTube entries, and to my surprise, I found I’ve been something of a prepper all my life. Beginning as a ten-year old boy fantasizing about […]

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Surviving until the SHTF

by M.D. Creekmore - March 29, 2012 • 60 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Sparrow I have lived outside. Living outside is different than being stranded or in a survival situation, though the two can overlap. The best way to survive is to be prepared (preaching to the choir eh?) So, there are two circumstances where I have been […]

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The importance of car survival kits

by M.D. Creekmore - March 22, 2012 • 28 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Lindsey in PA. I am sure by now that everyone has seen or heard about the Swedish man who survived in a car for 2 months with a sleeping bag, and by eating snow. While there is still some question as to him being […]

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Some thoughts on the EDC

by M.D. Creekmore - March 20, 2012 • 38 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Lee F My wife and I are new to prepping and have been at it for only seven months. I have been very pleasantly surprised with the things I’ve been getting out of this pursuit which I did not expect when I started. Among […]

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Preparing for the Children in a bug out/survival scenario

by M.D. Creekmore - March 5, 2012 • 62 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Beckie B As many of us are working on our bug out location, stocking food and water, which we all know takes both time and money. You might be working on living off the grid, solar, wind and water which again is […]

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Don’t Forget Your Bag : Tips For Putting Together a Survival Tool Bag

by M.D. Creekmore - January 23, 2012 • 87 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Dean in Michigan Many people who think about prepping and survival tend to focus their attention on guns, food and water, shelter, etc. Those are all valid items of discussion, I just wanted to add one thing to the list. Adding a good […]

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Bugging out with small children – things you should consider

by M.D. Creekmore - January 17, 2012 • 55 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Chonte F I am a stay at home mom to a 2-year-old little girl and while I have been through my fair share of snow storms and being housebound, I had never put any thought in what would happen if I had to […]

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Bug Out Bags on a Budget

by M.D. Creekmore - January 5, 2012 • 146 comments

by Kumbha : What is in a bug out bag? I first discovered the concept of survival preparedness in a newspaper article a couple of years ago. I had always prided myself on being “prepared”: I carried a mini first aid kit in my purse and my car was outfitted with jumper cables, a gas can, […]

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