In the preparedness world, we constantly hear about how you can’t bug out unless you have your own property to go to. This secure property is supposed to have a home, livestock, possibly a bunker, a lush garden, a nearby stream, and so much more.
This idea of the ultimate bug out location creates the stigma that if you don’t have land, you can’t bug out, and thus, you are doomed; especially if you live in the city. There are a lot of people who don’t own land, but we still need to be prepared to bug out if need be.
So what if you don’t have land? Or access to land? Or any resources to acquire land in the near future?
It would be absolutely fantastic to own a little piece of land to spend our weekends and create a little self-sufficient homestead, but we don’t. It’s a dream that one day might come true, but we’re not going to let the lack of land stop us from creating a bug out plan.
We live in an urban area in Texas. If you’re not familiar with Texas, all land is private. Even the “public” land has a lot of restrictions and that public land is usually a state or federal park. We also don’t have any friends or relatives outside of town, so if we needed to completely leave the city, we’d have to get very creative with where we go.
You may live in a state that has some great public land and forests, but maybe bugging out into a forest isn’t ideal for your situation, such as if you have a family. If your family is on board with that, then feel free to proceed. If not, you’ll need to figure out some other options.
There are many reasons we may need to bug out, and we need to plan accordingly. Wandering aimlessly out of the city will not only be stressful, but time-consuming as you try to figure out where to go. In an emergency or disaster, the better we plan now, the less we have to worry about when it comes time to take action.
So how do you bug out if you have no land?
Here’s a list of things to do if you don’t have a bug out location.
Re-evaluate Why You May Need To Bug Out
I look at the term “bug out” as a fancy way of saying evacuate. If there’s an emergency or disaster that is threatening your home and/or city to the point where you have made the decision to leave, then bugging out becomes more about getting to safety than the end of the world. A great example of needing to evacuate is because a wildfire is threatening your home. Take a look at the potential threats in your area.
Have a Plan
You need to create an emergency disaster plan that explains exactly what you’re going to do in case of certain emergencies and disasters and where you’re going to go if you must leave. This plan should also include alternative routes, any obstacles you need to overcome (such as bridges or bodies of water), types of disasters, meeting points, communication options, etc. Get the whole household together and plan it out so that everyone is on the same page.
Find a Bug Out Location
A big piece of private property out in the country isn’t the only type of bug out location. Anywhere you can be safe will do. Here are seven options to consider:
1. Land in Another State
If you border another state that has cheaper land for sale, you may want to consider acquiring land there. If you still can’t afford the land in another state, you could see if their public land options are an option for bugging out purposes. You’ll want to visit the location often to make sure it’s as remote and secure as possible, especially if it’s wide open country. Anyone could come across you when it’s public land, so make sure the location is safe and secure.
Staying in a hotel may not be for everyone because of the price alone, but it’s definitely an option. There are extended stay hotels where you can pay something like $400-600 a month.
Can you camp at a park? Camping can be a great option, and if the park has great resources like water and wildlife, it can be good for a longer term solution. Some parks will even open up their facilities to people for free evacuating from an emergency or disaster. Talk to the park rangers.
4. Ghost Towns
In addition to abandoned buildings, you might consider bugging out to ghost towns. Even cities that have very little if no activity are good options. There are a ton of little towns across Texas that are dying or have already been completely abandoned. So finding a place to bug out to at an inactive town could not only be secure but could prove to be a place where you could stay for a long period of time.
5. Abandoned Buildings
There are a ton of abandoned buildings in almost every city. I can think of five off the top of my head within walking distance of my home. Some of them are blocked off but if it’s an emergency, you could gain access if necessary. Just keep in mind that others might want to hole up in them, too, so do a lot of scouting at these locations first.
Caves can make good temporary locations, just watch out for wildlife and be safe if making a fire (make it as close to the opening as possible).
7. Your Vehicle
Sleeping in your car may be a good option. Parking lots like at Walmart are generally free and low profile. Try not to pull off the side of a major highway or road because you could get hassled by law enforcement. But parking lots and side roads are generally good. There are some challenges and things you’ll need to consider when it comes to sleeping/living in your car, but they’re all doable with a little planning.
Scout the Locations
Don’t just google some hotels and parks outside of your city, actually go to them. Scout the locations and see if they’d be a good fit for you and your family. See how crowded it is during certain seasons, see how safe it is, see what types of resources there are in the area, etc.
Do a Mock Bug Out
Now that you’ve narrowed down some places to go, do an actual mock bug out to those locations, spend the night or several nights and get a feel for how it would actually go down in case you needed to bug out. Check out the locals, take a look at security options, really get to know the area and place you might be going.
Don’t Forget Bug Out Supplies
In addition to your bug out bag and possibly extra food and water, don’t forget important documents and other items. Identification, licenses, insurances, cash and whatever else you think you’ll need while away from home.
Bugging out doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. It’s a way for us to get away from a bad situation and if it happens to be the end of the world, at least you have a starting point and can evaluate and adjust as you go.
Having no land isn’t the end of bugging out; we just have to adjust our thinking a bit. Create a plan, run mock bug out drills, and become as familiar with your bug out plans as you possibly can.
Morgan is a wife, mother and preparedness advocate. She’s the founder of Rogue Preparedness where she teaches people how to be prepared through her website, YouTube, social media and local classes. She loves to spend time outdoors and learning to be more self-reliant.
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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages
When it comes to your food supply, you just can’t risk not having enough. These no cook meals will be a great addition to your food supply planning. Check out the recipes below!
No Cook Meals to Help You Through the Pandemic
As of the writing of this article, there are 20 meat processing plants that have been shut down due to COVID-19 infections. We have been worrying about these types of effects on our food supply for months now, and this is the first real sign of how infections can affect the food supply.
When you walk into a supermarket, you might not see all the choices you had in the past. An empty meat case is a humbling thing for your eyes to fall upon. It’s the shocking realization that the seemingly infinite supply of chickens, pigs, and cows that are butchered for us has begun to run dry!
To deal with this issue, we are going to present four no cook meals that will help you create dinners at home that will feed your family without worrying so much about what’s available, or unavailable, in the meat case.
1. Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches
As preppers we get beans. There are a bunch of ways to use beans and this a great example of how you can pack a sandwich with great nutrition and protein.
Serving: Makes 4 sandwiches
- Can of White Beans
- Olive Oil
- 1 Avocado
- 8 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
- 8 Slices of Salted Pork (Prosciutto, Ham, Virginia Ham)
- Begin by draining your beans in a colander then smashing them up in a bowl add a few glugs of olive oil, salt, pepper. This little mix is delicious. If you add some minced rosemary, you can even turn this into a delicious dip.
- Pit your avocado and cut it in half and then quarters lengthwise. Leave the skin on.
- Lay the bread out on a clean work surface for assembling the sandwiches.
- Spread your mashed bean mix onto one side of the bread.
- Peel your avocados and slice 1 quarter for each sandwich. Spread slices over the bean spread.
- Add a few slices of your pork to over the top of the avocado.
- You can finish this sandwich with some lettuces, fresh sprouts, or just eat it as is.
2. Delicious Crab Salad
Canned crab is a protein option that will likely be around through much of this meat crisis. It does have to be kept in refrigeration, but it’s delicious and this chipotle mayo salad is great in the spring and summer.
- 1 Can of Crab Meat
- 1 Bunch of Asparagus
- Chipotle Mayo
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- Drain your crab in a colander and set it in the sink.
- Slice your asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Throw them into a bowl.
- Thinly slice your onions and your cilantro and throw that into the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss in the crab meat.
- Squirt on enough Chipotle mayo to coat everything and toss gently not to break up the crab meat.
- Chill in the fridge and serve.
3. Simple Greek Salad
The combination of simple summer ingredients makes for an incredible quick salad that you could add other proteins, too, if you wanted. These could be canned meats.
- 2 Large Tomatoes
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Red Onion
- ¼ Cup of Feta Cheese
- A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint
- ½ Cup of Kalamata Olives
- Balsamic Dressing
- I like to cut the tomatoes in large chunks and have them kind of be the main course in this salad. Peel and slice your cucumber in half. Remove the seeds and either dice or slice in half-moons.
- Peel and slice your red onion in half. Julienne your, or thinly slice, your half onion.
- Add all these ingredients to a bowl. Finely slice your mint.
- Add your olives, crumbled feta, and mint to the bowl and add enough dressing to coat everything.
- Stir it up and allow this to chill for at least an hour for the flavors to really blend.
4. Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Using some similar ingredients and adding a protein like tuna, you can create some delicious lettuce wraps. The key to a good lettuce wrap is to have most of the items around the same size. So, consider that when you are preparing this dish.
- Iceberg or Butter Lettuce
- Canned Artichokes
- Canned roasted Red peppers
- Fresh Cucumber
- Feta Cheese
- Minced Olives ¼ Cup
- 2 Cans of Tuna
- Green Onions
- Start by peeling all the full leaves from your lettuce. Set them on a plate either cover them with a wet paper towel or put them back into the fridge.
- Dice the peppers, artichokes, and cucumbers into cubes. Go no larger than ½ an inch.
- Thinly slice your green onions and basil and add them to a bowl with your diced vegetables. Add your loves to this bowl and mix them thoroughly.
- Crumble your feta cheese over the mixture.
- Drain your tuna thoroughly and then add that to the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss this mixture. Try not to break up the tuna and the cheese too much but incorporate it thoroughly.
- If you want, you can add some olive oil to the mix or a few glugs of balsamic vinegar. It’s also delicious just how it is.
- Scoop a few tablespoons into a lettuce leaf, wrap it up and eat up!
These no cook meals should help lessen the stress you feel when thinking of what to feed your family. If you don’t have the specific ingredients, use your creativity, and use what you have. You might discover a new recipe while you’re at it!
What’s your favorite no cook meal recipe? Please share it with us in the comments section!
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Billionaire Whistle Blower: Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Is Over 50,000
- Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000.
A Chinese billionaire and whistleblower who lives in U.S. exile says Wuhan crematoriums have burned 50,000 coronavirus victims. | Credit: Chinatopix via AP
- The official coronavirus death toll in China is a little over 800. But an exiled Chinese businessman says crematoriums are leaking the real figure.
- A billionaire whistleblower alleges Wuhan has crematoriums working 24/7. He claims they’ve cremated some 50,000 coronavirus victims.
- Guo Wengui is a Chinese billionaire living in exile in the United States.
The official coronavirus death toll is some 800 people in China. The current official death toll worldwide, outside of China, is 774. But a Chinese billionaire with a history of blowing the whistle on his former government says the real figure is much higher.
Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000. Wengui made the bombshell allegations in an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Whistleblower: 1.5 Million Coronavirus Cases In China, 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan
He also claims to have inside information that there are 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in China. Wengui is emphatic that these are not merely quarantined or “under observation” but confirmed cases of coronavirus infection:
China has struggled to contain the coronavirus. But it has also struggled to contain public outcry against censorship and tight control of information. Dr. Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm about the disease, succumbed to an infection and died this week. The Chinese government arrested him for blowing the whistle.
Then officials tried to suppress news of his death. Afterwards, millions of Chinese citizens saw the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech on Mandarin language social media. But the Chinese government censored that too.
Are Wengui’s Crematorium Claims Credible?
Watch VICE’s 2017 profile on Guo Wengui. At the time, he published bombshell documents alleging corruption in the Chinese government. He got the attention of the media and reportedly the U.S. State Department.
5 Types Of Ammunition To Stockpile For A Collapse
Every prepper knows it’s a great idea to stockpile ammunition when preparing for a major disaster.
You can use it for hunting, self-defense, or barter.
But which types of ammo should you stockpile?
If you plan on bartering, then you don’t want a bunch of calibers that nobody wants. And that’s just one consideration.
In this video, Reality Survival & Prepping talks about what he thinks are the 5 best types of ammunition to stockpile for a collapse.
Here are his picks:
- .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
- 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
- 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
- .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
- 12 Gauge – You can do a lot with it — hunt, defend yourself, etc.
In the video below he makes a much more detailed case for each caliber. What do you think of this list?
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