By Daisy Luther
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If you’re like me, Plan A is hunkering down and waiting out a disaster or bad situation. You want to be home where you’re comfortable, where you know the territory, where all your supplies are stored. The last thing in the world you want to do is to take off and leave behind your gardens, maybe some livestock, and your huge stash of ammo.
But in the immortal words of the Rolling Stones, you can’t always get what you want.
Sometimes the situation is so dire and so sudden that you have no choice but to drop everything and run.
And if you don’t have an evacuation plan, it’s high time you made one. My new 80-page PDF, The Bug Out Book, can help.
Why would you need to evacuate?
Even the most dedicated bugger-inner and hunker-downer will have to admit there are a few situations in which leaving is the only answer.
Wildfires, mudslides, chemical spills, and industrial accidents are all reasons you might have to flee your home and often, without much in the way of warning.
Any disaster that is likely to cause complete destruction, pollutes the air with something toxic, or has the potential to kill anyone in the area means that, whether you like it or not, you’ll need to evacuate.
- Hazardous substances
- Nuclear accidents
- Public safety threat (a mysterious package that could contain a bomb)
Generally, some official will show up at your door and demand you and your whole family leave within a few minutes. Sometimes you’ll be told by a message to your phone. If a situation is this serious, it could be a death sentence to you and the ones you love to stay home.
Make a plan ahead of time so you can get out fast.
What do you need to do in times like this?
In these kinds of situations, you’ll need to get out of Dodge in minutes. You will need to already have a plan in place for the following:
- Where you’re going to go
- How you are going to get there
- What you’re bringing with you
- How to get family members with special needs away with you
- What your pets will need to evacuate safely
- Which important documents you need
- How to keep your loved ones safe and as comfortable as possible
- What to do if you have no money and you can’t afford to evacuate
This isn’t a plan you can develop at the drop of the hat when you’ve got 5 minutes to get out. You should have these things figured out ahead of time. It’s also going to be helpful to know how to deal with what you might be coming back to when you return.
The point here is not that you can’t ever hunker down. The point is that some situations are so extreme you may have no other choice than to leave your home. Stubbornly clinging to a bad idea (or an idea that is bad for the current situation) is the most certain way for you and your family to die. Adaptability is the key to survival.
What’s in The Bug Out Book?
Here’s what the book discusses:
- Why would you need to bug out?
- What to do well before you ever need to evacuate
- Where will you go?
- How will you get to your destination?
- Should you stay or should you go?
- When should you go?
- What to do if you have a few days to get ready
- What to do if you have a couple of hours to get ready
- What to do if you have a couple of minutes to get ready
- Evacuating with pets
- Evacuating a homestead
- What if you miss your opportunity to evacuate?
- What if you can’t afford to evacuate?
- What you should know about going to a shelter
- Going home
- Replacing documents after a disaster
- BONUS: THE KING FIRE CHRONICLES
Use this book to help create a plan for any scenario. You may have reasons that bugging out feels “impossible” for you. Maybe you suffer from a disability or you have a family member who isn’t very mobile.
The truth is, you can evacuate in nearly any situation. This book will give you some things to think about so you aren’t suddenly trying to figure it out when the police are banging at the door telling you that a disaster is headed your way and you have to leave right now.
Wouldn’t you rather figure this stuff out in advance? Maybe even practice it?
Grab your PDF today.
The Bug Out Book is only $6.49 for the rest of the day – after that, the price goes up. It’s filled with more than 80 pages of detailed evacuation information and ideas for folks who may not have a well-stocked retreat awaiting them.
Get yours here: https://sowl.co/AUmyC
Have you ever had to evacuate?
Did you ever have to evacuate? What was the emergency? Please share your bug out stories in the comments below.
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper, where this article first appeared. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.