Category Archives: bugging out

Turn Your Car or Truck into a Practical Survival Vehicle

There’s an older post over at Jalopnik: The Ten Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles. Fun and amusing, but not practical. So, what practical steps can a prepper take to turn an ordinary car or SUV or pickup truck into a survival … Continue reading

Beartooth Radio for Smart SHTF Communication

Your smart phone is a great prepping and survival tool — as long as the cellular network and/or internet are up and running, and you are not out of range of a cell tower. What do you do for communication … Continue reading

Bugging Out across a Body of Water

I live near the water, a short walk from the Atlantic coast. So I thought it would be interesting to consider whether it would ever be advantageous to bug out across a body of water, such as a large lake, … Continue reading

Risk Evaluation before Bugging Out

A well-stocked bug-out bag is one of the staples of prepping. And bugging out is a necessary response to certain disasters. When I lived in Florida, a while back, it was common to see “Hurricane Evacuation Route” signs on the … Continue reading

7 Tips for Bugging Out in the Information Age

When the SHTF and you need to leave your home for parts known or unknown, you’ll want to have some way to continue being a part of the information age. If you’re like me, computing and internet access are important … Continue reading

The Perfect Bug-Out Location; Don’t Overthink It

Many preppers like the idea of having a secure Bug-Out location to head to if the SHTF.  Personally I’m more of a “Bug In” kind of guy (As I’ve mentioned in the past) but I still get in a lot … Continue reading

Shelter In Place?

During the mayhem that followed the bombings last week at the Boston marathon citizens were advised to “shelter in place” for their safety.  Just about everyone in the country was glued to their television sets watching as events unfolded so … Continue reading

Stranded In The City

As I watched the footage of passengers of Carnival’s cruise ship Triumph recount their tales of being stranded at sea for five days without power it occurred to me that this situation was not all that dissimilar to what happens … Continue reading

Secure Internet Use When Bugging Out

Suppose that you must leave your home for some length of time, days or weeks perhaps, due to some disaster scenario. Of course, similar considerations will apply if you are merely traveling for business or pleasure. But we’ll assume you … Continue reading

Should A Bug-Out-Bag Contain A Firearm?

Ah, the contents of a Bug-Out-Bag, one of the great points of discussion amongst Preppers and on survival blogs.  Everyone has personal preferences and different needs so naturally the contents of a good BOB are going to vary.  There are … Continue reading

Automobile Break-Ins, It’s that time of year….

This article was inspired by an actual event that happened to me just this past week when my own car was broken into.  I was parked in a well lit area outside a very nice restaurant in my own town, … Continue reading

Change Your Clocks and Check Your Gear

We talk a lot about Bug-Out Bags here on Prep-Blog, and have discussed contents and different applications for them.  For instance, both Thoreau and I are of the mind that our Bug Out Bags are really more of “Get Me … Continue reading