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I wouldn't recommend staying in hotels or having a safe house if SHTF. You need to be mobile. You don't need to be secluded, seclusion will draw more attention to you. You want to become "the grey man". Basically someone who can move around without drawing attention to yourself; light bags, small arms, inconspicuous clothing.

You should have you big bug out bags, but have small ones as well, one for every family member if you have a family.

I live in the city. I'm trying to adapt to 2 different scenarios; power outage/natural disaster and civil unrest/governmental coup.

They require 2 very different approaches. One calls for you to stay in place the other calls for you to leave or group up with other like-minded individuals. In both scenarios however you don't want people to know how much you have or what you are capable of.

Yeah, stay in place I think I have a handle on and am upping my reserves. Bugging out to meet like minded people is hard since I have no family in the area. I got a lot of friends in the DMV but something tells me to stay the fukk away from that area in the latter disaster.
 
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I wouldn't recommend staying in hotels or having a safe house if SHTF. You need to be mobile. You don't need to be secluded, seclusion will draw more attention to you. You want to become "the grey man". Basically someone who can move around without drawing attention to yourself; light bags, small arms, inconspicuous clothing.

You should have you big bug out bags, but have small ones as well, one for every family member if you have a family.

I live in the city. I'm trying to adapt to 2 different scenarios; power outage/natural disaster and civil unrest/governmental coup.

They require 2 very different approaches. One calls for you to stay in place the other calls for you to leave or group up with other like-minded individuals. In both scenarios however you don't want people to know how much you have or what you are capable of.

I am familiar with the Grey man concept, problem is if you anyone else with you (family, friend, child) that concept is basically out of the window.

I have one current pre-made/bought bug out bag but it's red and bulky but better than nothing, I next year am working on my individual bug out bags. I have enough supplies though where given 5 minutes I could put some decent couple of days bags put together

Your two scenarios are also my main ones in my mind bug out / leaving my main area is the last thing I want to do but something I have come to peace with is that whenever the big "shtf" it will be without warning
 

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Your two scenarios are also my main ones in my mind bug out / leaving my main area is the last thing I want to do but something I have come to peace with is that whenever the big "shtf" it will be without warning

Yeah, one of the things I think is key is knowing when to get out before the rush when everyone tries to.

I was reading about what Hurricane Maria did to Puerto Rico and the first week or so was calm then there was a huge rush to get off the island. Especially once people realized how fukked up it all was and there was no quick fix.

I am trying to develop personal "red lines" that I can use to gauge when to leave. When you are in the moment it is easier to "wait and see if it gets better" and then reality hits everyone at the same time and the shytshow starts.
 

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Prepping has always been a weird phenomenon to me. Outside of you waking up to a zombie apocalypse (lol) I don't see the point in having bug out bags ready to go and spending all this money prepping.

There isn't a single realistic catastrophic event that you wont see coming days... even weeks/months in advance.

shyt we just went through the worst pandemic in U.S. history, and it didn't require any of this shyt. If I traveled back to 2019 and said "next year a deadly global pandemic will run through the entire world, kill millions and everyone will be on lockdown" to some over the top prepper he would have spent his life savings on supplies and retreated to his basement because shyt is about to hit the fan. But in reality, its very hard(almost impossible) for our government and infrastructure to deteriorate to the point where prepping is viable or even necessary.

Things like hurricanes are possible exceptions but only effect certain areas, are detected days in advance and since Katrina mandatory evacuations are more and more common.

Since I'm a gun nut, I do think stock piling ammo/guns is smart simply because of shortages and gun law uncertainty. But shyt like MRE's and 100 gallons of water.....breh :francis:
 

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Prepping has always been a weird phenomenon to me. Outside of you waking up to a zombie apocalypse (lol) I don't see the point in having bug out bags ready to go and spending all this money prepping.

There isn't a single realistic catastrophic event that you wont see coming days... even weeks/months in advance.

shyt we just went through the worst pandemic in U.S. history, and it didn't require any of this shyt. If I traveled back to 2019 and said "next year a deadly global pandemic will run through the entire world, kill millions and everyone will be on lockdown" to some over the top prepper he would have spent his life savings on supplies and retreated to his basement because shyt is about to hit the fan. But in reality, its very hard(almost impossible) for our government and infrastructure to deteriorate to the point where prepping is viable or even necessary.

Things like hurricanes are possible exceptions but only effect certain areas, are detected days in advance and since Katrina mandatory evacuations are more and more common.

Since I'm a gun nut, I do think stock piling ammo/guns is smart simply because of shortages and gun law uncertainty. But shyt like MRE's and 100 gallons of water.....breh :francis:


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Bought a heavy duty shelf for my water supply, adding a few more containers this week

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Prepping has always been a weird phenomenon to me. Outside of you waking up to a zombie apocalypse (lol) I don't see the point in having bug out bags ready to go and spending all this money prepping.

There isn't a single realistic catastrophic event that you wont see coming days... even weeks/months in advance.

shyt we just went through the worst pandemic in U.S. history, and it didn't require any of this shyt. If I traveled back to 2019 and said "next year a deadly global pandemic will run through the entire world, kill millions and everyone will be on lockdown" to some over the top prepper he would have spent his life savings on supplies and retreated to his basement because shyt is about to hit the fan. But in reality, its very hard(almost impossible) for our government and infrastructure to deteriorate to the point where prepping is viable or even necessary.

Things like hurricanes are possible exceptions but only effect certain areas, are detected days in advance and since Katrina mandatory evacuations are more and more common.

Since I'm a gun nut, I do think stock piling ammo/guns is smart simply because of shortages and gun law uncertainty. But shyt like MRE's and 100 gallons of water.....breh :francis:
You probably will get plenty of advance notice and choose not to dip in time anyway. The Gulf Coast has cat 5 hurricane about every 5 to 10 years why people live there I don't know. Bug Out scenario's are for people who fail to plan.

During the New Orleans Hurricane I know a guy who just went to a Hotel where his buddy worked and when they ran out of food he just went into abandoned 7/11's then he got on an evacuation bus to Dallas.

I guess you can say the dude "bugged out".
 
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