You can run to safety, that’s good but what else do you know about bugging out on foot? Do you have the required tools to combat different challenges when you are out in the open? And what if you are not running alone? There are a hundred different questions when you are bugging out. Likewise, several myths are associated with bugging out. Let’s find out the challenges and/or responses to bugging out.
Water is an essential component of a bug out bag. But would that suffice for miles of journey when you are on foot? Sometimes, there is a lack of sufficient water supplies on the route but the travelers forget to take that into account. Water can go scarce when there are some seasonal differences. For instance in drought, the streams can be dried and frozen in extreme winter.
The myth is that there will be water on the way but the truth is that it is not always possible. Sometimes, the streams on the way could be contaminated due to industrial effluents making the water unfit for drinking. In case, you are bugging out in winter, you might have to spend more time to let the frozen ice thawed.
Carry ammo to slay zombies blocking your way
The more arms you carry, the more is the likelihood that you will get into trouble. Just a single shot gun will do, you don’t have to carry too many arms because you will not face a horde of zombies. Mainly, the idea of bugging out is to find a location of safety which means you are only traveling from point A to pint B. trust me, you are not stuck in a battle of good vs evil.
When you are bugging out on foot, alone or with your family, the best way is to tackle problems is to keep an eye on safety exit route or if running is out of question then try concealment. Take the scouts for instance, they will not hunt down the potential enemy, instead, they will fire to wound the enemy to slow them down. After that, they will hide before silently running away from the scene. This is a tactical thing that you must emulate in case you are engaged in a combat.
But never take arms as if you are out to slay zombies. You must know when the ammunition is enough or too much.
Minimum gear in bug out bag
Wherever you will find instructions for preparing bug out bags, it’s stated time again to keep minimum stuff. But in reality, we observe two extremes when it comes to preparing BOB. Honestly, you can’t live on the road with just a knife, tooth brush and a duct tape. In this kit, there are a lot of essential survival gear is missing.
The cold weather gear and water are to name a few. You may not require cold weather gear every time but in some places the nights are chillier in comparison to the day. Thriving through the night without proper gear can leave you exhausted and even sick to travel any further.
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