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Why Bugging Out Would Be a Living Hell for the Average Joe

Why Bugging Out Would Be a Living Hell for the Average Joe

“Just minutes ago, an explosion rocked the North Anna Nuclear Generating Station. Those local to the station may have felt tremors from the blast. Officials in the plant are saying that this explosion was not part of a malfunction. Instead, it is believed that a device or multiple devices were detonated with the specific intent of causing a nuclear disaster…”

Inside the warmth of an expensive condo, Joe watched this news segment hit the airwaves. The newscaster said,

“If you are in or around the general area of the generating station, you must evacuate immediately. Fallout and radiation from the disaster will be emanating from the station. Residents around Lake Anna are being asked to evacuate for their safety.”

His eyes widened. Joe was on the lake. He had been enjoying a warm and cozy night in, and until moments ago, his biggest problem was deciding what to watch on Netflix. Now his life was in danger.

Grabbing his keys and heading for the door, Joe decided to head south to Richmond and spend the night with some family. Before he left, he watched the news a moment longer.

“More reports are coming in of explosions elsewhere in the state and in the country. Metro areas all over the nation are experiencing attacks ranging from simple pipe bomb explosions to more planned out destruction of infrastructure like water treatment plants and dams…”

This was no one-off. Joe had to think fast. The radiation was bearing down on him and he wasn’t ready to die.

At his closet, he pulled out an old hiking bag and filled it with some clothes and other things. He didn’t own a gun and he didn’t have any extra food on hand to pack up either. The clothes, a flashlight, and some toiletries would have to do. HE HAD TO GET OUT OF THERE.


The holiday season had just ended and a blustery winter wind met him at the door. He ran to his car and threw the bag inside. The engine roared, and soon he was making his way toward the highway. He figured it would be the fastest method to get somewhere safe.

‘Where is safe?’ he thought to himself.

A few miles before reaching the highway, he realized he had made a huge mistake. The cars were stopped dead and no one was moving. He couldn’t back out and he couldn’t go forward. He found himself in a trap.

That was when the first gun went off.

Looking through his windshield, Joe watched the flash of another gun and then multiple guns firing all around him. He couldn’t discern one party from the next, and before the chaos could reach him, he burst out of the car and into the cold.

Joe made a beeline for the woods, and his running shoes were soaked by cold puddles of water before he even got there. As soon as he was hidden among the trees, he dug through his bag for extra layers of clothes. With the harsh wind and low temperature, nothing Joe put on was enough to stop the cold.

Bugout Bag Solutions: Emergency blankets, insulated winter clothing, windproof outer layers.


Before long, Joe’s hands were achingly cold, but he decided to get farther away from the power plant, even if it was on foot. His hat and gloves were not designed for these types of conditions, but they were better than nothing.

Eventually, he found himself near a steep rock face. He thought it would be a good place to rest for a moment and warm up. He felt confident that he could use the lighter in his pack to get a fire started.

Using his flashlight, he looked around the cold forest and through his own frosty breath, searching for things he could use to start a fire. The whole forest was damp.

Eventually, Joe found some dry tinder at the base of a pine tree, but he was unable to get more than a few twigs burning at a time. He simply didn’t have the wood around him to get a good fire going.

Bugout Bag Solutions: Waterproof fire accelerant, fire bricks, pocket saw for processing wood, packed dryer lint.


After the fire proved to be a bust, it was time to find shelter. Joe had to get out of the wind, which was picking up speed. He had no way of knowing if he was far enough from the disaster to be safe from the radiation. Still, he felt fine other than the fact that he was freezing.

Joe followed the steep rock face and found that it jutted out and around a small indentation in the cliff. Shining his light inside, he saw that it was empty. As he moved deeper inside, he noticed that it blocked the wind, but he was still very cold.

Solutions: Bushcraft skills or guide for shelter building, tarps, folding shovel.


After the hike and the fire failure, he was hungry. He cursed out loud when he realized he had packed no food. He was freezing, hungry, and had no way to deal with either problem. He was also probably lost, but he would deal with that later.

Outside the small cave, he saw some bright red berries on a bush. He wasn’t sure what type of berry they were, but they looked really good, and he hadn’t eaten since lunch.

‘How much damage can a little berry do?’ he thought to himself.

He tossed a handful back and expected a sweet taste, maybe a little tart. Instead, Joe was met with something incredibly bitter. He spat out as much out as he could, but some of it went down this throat.

Bugout Bag Solutions: High-calorie bars, freeze-dried snacks, other bug out bag foods.


The berries were a bust. Now Joe was thirsty, and he had that terrible bitter taste in his mouth. He gathered up some snow in a plastic water bottle. There wasn’t much snow on the ground, so he had to gather it from little drifts next to the rock face. Once Joe had the bottle about half full of melting snow, he headed back to the cave to warm up as best he could and get the snow to melt.

After about a half hour, the snow had melted but the water was still so cold. Joe was numb. He brought the bottle up to his flashlight and the clear white snow had melted into a disgusting, cloudy liquid that he couldn’t imagine drinking.

Bugout Bag Solutions: Water filter, sanitizing tablets, biofilter.


After another hour, Joe realized he was no longer shivering. He was tired and something about the situation didn’t feel right. The word HYPOTHERMIA kept running around his head, and he knew that he was better off moving his body and generating heat. The cave just wasn’t warm enough.

The problem was, Joe had no idea where he was or which direction to go. He looked up at the stars and the moon and then he glanced at his watch. He had no idea how to find his way. Even if he could discern North, he wouldn’t know which way to walk.

Bugout Bag Solutions: Maps, compass, navigation skills, Preppers Survival Navigation by Walter Glen Martin.


The time had come for drastic action. He was in trouble and he knew it, so he started moving at a quicker pace, but his extremities weren’t warming up. In fact, he could barely feel his feet and hands at all. Even if he could find dry tinder and kindling, his fingers were so numb that he wouldn’t be able to flick the lighter.

His phone was dead, but he checked it earlier and he didn’t have much of a signal anyway. He couldn’t even call for help. It was in this moment that Joe truly began to contemplate his death and the mistakes that led him to this point.

Bugout Bag Solutions: Handheld ham radio, USB powerpack, emergency whistle, flare gun.

First Aid

Suddenly there was a pain in his stomach. It was like a dagger being driven into it. He knew it was the berries right away. He suddenly got scorching hot and his head went fuzzy. Joe knelt to the ground and puked all over the forest floor in front of him.

When he collapsed to one knee, Joe also put his hand down on a sharp rock that sliced him deep. He wondered if this could get any worse. Then Joe realized he had no medicine for his stomach or bandages for his hand, and he knew that not only could it get worse, it definitely would.

Bugout Bag Solutions: First aid kit, trauma kit, antibiotic ointment, otc meds.

Self Defense

Each step was a ghost and his heartbeat, and the plodding was all that assured him he was still moving. His eyes were wide, and every time he passed through a thicket or reached the top of a hill, he thought he would find a road or neighborhood. Instead, he found nothing but a cold and harsh expanse of forest.

Finally, there was a light. It flickered in the distance and he moved faster towards it. IT WAS A FIRE! He swore he could feel the heat. He headed toward it as quickly as he could manage without falling over.

Soon he was almost there, the fire was just beyond the trees… then he saw the men. Four of them. He wasn’t sure if they had run from the chaos like he had or not, but they looked much warmer and more comfortable.

“Hey man, how ya doin’?” one of them said.

Immediately, Joe knew he was in trouble. Something about the man’s tone of voice and the way he looked at him was off. Joe slowly backed away.

“What’s in the backpack?”

They stood up. These men were not friends, they just wanted to take whatever was in his bag.

Joe felt instantly nauseous and his heart raced. This time it wasn’t the berries. “I don’t have anything valuable!” he cried, but from the look on their faces, they didn’t believe him.

One of the men opened a large folding knife and began to approach him. The others raised their guns and trained them on his chest.

Joe had thought the cold would take his life, but instead it was an icy blade.

Bugout Bag Solutions: Firearm, machete, pocket knife, fixed blade survival knife, mace, hatchet, tomahawk.


Obviously what you just read is only a story, but if the shit hits the fan, there will be many real-life stories very similar to this one.

If you had to bug out in an instant, would you be like “Average Joe” and end up cold, hungry, sick, and dead, or would you be prepared with a bug out plan, plenty of supplies, and survival skills?

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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages

prosciutto avocado sandwich

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

Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

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

Simple Greek Salad | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

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

Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

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
  • Basil


  • 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

  1. 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.


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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:

  1. .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
  2. 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
  3. 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
  4. .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
  5. 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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