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Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late

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Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Ulysses Press (first published April 1st 2010)
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Isaac Hobbs
Bug-Out gives a great "mile-high" perspective on what it means to bug-out; locations, equipment, things to think about, etc. Not in depth but this will get you started and get the mind thinking. If you want to know the basics of a bug-out bag then his explanation of the items and why they are needed is perfect for learning and being able to build off it rather than just copy the list and have no idea what the items are for. The majority of the book is filled with an overview of bug-out location...more
This is a really good entry-level survival book. It covers the basics, and goes further by adding region-specific material. My only complaint was that that is was not long enough. I felt a little as if part I of the book was not quite developed enough, and constantly kept referring to other chapters and sections in to book. Part II, the regional section, was good, albeit a bit too brief on areas near where I live. With that in mind, I gave it only 3 stars, feeling that I could have spent my mone...more
A pretty good book. Has the best bug-out bag lists that I have seen anywhere with good rationalization for why each item should be included. Also covers pros and cons of various transport to get away from problem areas.

Finally, the book contains a good breakdown of viable survival destinations for each state and why they would be a good choice.

If you plan on getting out of urban areas in the event of a major catastrophe or societal collapse, this book is worth reading.
Aingeal Stone
Interesting idea taking off from urban centres when disaster strikes. I'm not totally convinced. There is merit to hunkering down in your home until the initial panic has passed. I'm Canadian so it got me thinking as to where I would bug out to in my area. Borrowed this from the public library, then my husband knocked a glass of red wine over it and I had to buy it from the library. Now I have my own copy!
An essential guide to disaster preparedness, including a step-by-step plan for being ready at a second's notice and detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the United States.

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A very interesting read, especially for someone who hadn't thought about the situation in real terms before. The lists for a bug out bag, in both the beginning of the book and in the appendix are very helpful.
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