About bugging out...
by, 01-10-2015 at 09:04 PM (13944 Views)
There's always a lot on this site about "BOBs," bugging out, and bag contents. Books have been written about them and what to take. Many times these books seem to focus on young, single, strong males that have nobody else tnd are able to shoulder their huge, heavy bag, grab their rifle, and head off into the wilderness, if'n they have any nearby, like Dan'l Boone or somebody.
Little is said about families with young children, families with elderly folks, elderly folks by themselves, or perhaps people with infirmaries. What about a bed-bound person, or somebody who can't walk very far or very much? What if they're in a wheel chair?
Awhile back I was watching a story on the weather channel about the time the hurricane hit the Texas coast. One family in particular, with several infants, waited until the last minute to try get out. Unfortunately it seemed like everybody else in the city thought the same way. The interstate was packed and nobody was moving. The family was getting nervous as they were still in the storm area. So, they logically decided, as most of us might, to turn off onto a secondary road...which was also jam packed! They were't going anywhere. So they turned around and headed back home. They made it back quickly as there was no traffic in the lanes heading back to the city.
Here's my point, do you plan for those times when you might have to evacuate more people than yourself? Have you put together family emergency manuals for all family members that can use them? Do you have a BOV to take you to your BOL? How is it equipped? How fast can you get everything and everybody on board and head for safety...and how soon will you leave. If you are given two hours to leave how long do you realistically expect to be on your way?
Former member Wareagle69 posted this way back in 2007, when the forum was in it's infancy. It's still valid today:
Something to think about.