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

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  122 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

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
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Ulysses Press (first published May 1st 2010)
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S.A. Bailey
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whether it's genuine zombie paranoia, the inevitable psychic backlash of a public frayed at the edges from too many years of war and economic turmoil, or just the passive aggressive nature of people who've led too easy lives, there has been a resurgence in preparedness and survivalism. This is a good thing, for the most part.

People should take far more responsibility for their safety, well being, and preparedness than they do. They should learn basic first aid, survival, and firearms skills. The
Isaac Hobbs
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: survival
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
Stanley Hall
Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He has so far gone through what things he thinks are essential for each bag based on his experience. I like the book "Top Secrets of Camping" but I like this book's author's suggestions better with regard to carrying not just a single gun but two or three that fit in your bag and 500 rounds of 22 long rifle. He also suggests carrying a machete instead of an axe or hatchet because of its many uses and its ability to be concealed in a bag and be lightweight (I love machetes!). He suggests a simple ...more
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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!
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some really good insights for people who want to escape into the wilderness after the Disaster but I figure to bug in and take my chances no matter what
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: survival
The book offers some decent information, but I didn't find it very engaging compared to other disaster prep books I've read.
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Scott B. Williams has been writing about his adventures for more than twenty-five years. His published work includes dozens of magazine articles and twelve books. He brings his passion for wilderness and the sea and his expertise in survival, expedition sea kayaking, and building and sailing small boats to both his fiction and nonfiction. His popular nonfiction books include Bug Out: The Complete ...more
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