I have heard too many times on how the Rambos are going to take to the woods when the collapse happens. Frankly, I am tired of this thought. I do not see any upside to leaving home (unless my house is burned up, or leveled in a earthquake or tornado). If I was forced to leave my home, I have alternative shelter (a small old travel trailer) and places with family and friends I can go to (bringing as much of my supplies as I can of course).
The fact is even if I was single, there is not enough room to bring everything I would want with me. Surely the Bug-Outers realize how much space food, water, shelter, and countless other necessities will take. Trying to gather water and hunt for food leaves their supplies vulnerable to every other Bug-Outer that had the same idea.
Their likely reason for leaving will be the zombie hordes roaming the city looting for their existence. This relates to an earlier post and taking the opportunity soon to move away from the congested progressive-minded zombies that think they should have what you worked hard to obtain. While I understand looting will be an issue, it can be handled by having a strong community presence, and protecting one another. These looters will not be tolerated for very long at all before all unknown people are automatically considered a danger and watched closely until proven otherwise. Trust is, for the right reason, going to be very difficult to earn. Having these strong communities and neighbors watching out for each other in place now are vital to keeping the Bug In option preferable.
Bugging In will also be the most comforting thing we will have during a collapse besides family. Think about how you would handle living through a week long power outage, and what things you can put in place now that would make that outage a little more bearable. Work on putting in a spring summer and fall garden, having these routines during a collapse will help with keeping you comfortable. I think that during a collapse, we will be very busy with getting water ready to drink, tending to the garden, cutting firewood, gathering food and preparing meals will keep us busy. These are everyday necessities and the tools alone to do these chores will not likely be taken by the Bug-Outer.
Another negative reason for Bugging Out on someone else’s property, is that the owner of the property will be expecting visitors, their trust level will be zero, and they will evict you at best.
Please let me know if Bugging out is your choice, and give some reasons why this works for you.