Bug in vs. bug out: Why your home is always the default choice
July LewisContributor - July 29, 2021
I’m so glad this article exists. I can’t believe how many times people say “I’m bugging in” or “I’m going to bug out”.
JB - July 30, 2021
My default plan will be to bug in because of all the great points made in this article like that’s where I’m familiar with and thats where my resources are located, but I am going to be smart and not dig in my heals if the danger is high and I do need to bug out. So I’m not in that camp of “Oh, I’m 100% going to bug in no matter what.”
hikermor - January 13, 2023
flexibility is the key. Usually staying put is the best choice, but not always. Sometimes leaving is th best option, as when there is an approaching wildfire (personal experience).
Phil - February 22, 2023
With the high possibility of global nuclear warm looming, bugging out at least for a few days or weeks is the best choice. If your in a major city which could be targeted, military analysts state that with a high yield warhead, we need to be at least 40-50km’s away from the center of the city.
Of course, depending on wind direction will determine how long one needs to stay away from local civilization, and depending if there would even be anything safe and in tact before returning?
Likely, with a high yield strike, the city and surrounding area would be a wasteland and choosing to remain a few miles from the city would be the best choice for starting over! We live in Calgary, Alberta and aside from general anarchy, grid down and financial collapse, we are more concerned with a direct or nearby nuclear attack for bugging out to a small town where we have family. Any other type of doomsday scenario would need to be monitored day by day according to the degree of developing risk and danger. Priority is to have sufficient gear, supplies, weapons/ammo, and above all else….physical and mental training!!!
Retired Captain, Canadian Forces.