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Where to Go When Bugging Out




Ever wondered where the best bug out locations are for when the SHTF? So did we…

Plenty of people have bug out bags prepared for when disaster strikes.

But what good does an awesome bug out bag do you if you don’t know where you’re headed once you hit the road?

Everyone needs a strategy for an emergency or survival situation. Especially if part of the plan is bailing out.

Knowing where you’re going, when to leave, and how you’re getting there are all key to an effective and realistic bugging out strategy.

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Read on and let us help you develop the best plan possible for a successful bug out!

Best Bug Out Locations and Plans

When to leave:

How do you know when the situation is bad enough that it’s time to hit the road?

Watch this to find out!


If you don’t have land:

Not everyone has a safe house or land to bug out too.

This is a good strategy for people who have no property to run to or as a back up plan in case you can’t get to your first choice location.


How to get out- bugging out and vehicles:

Are you bugging out on foot or by vehicle? This is important to consider and having plans for either option is a good idea.

If you’re in the market for a bugging out vehicle, this video suggests a Jeep Rubicon. Watch for the pros of this bug out vehicle.


 The most ideal bug out situation:

In a perfect world, you have the resources and ability to create a bug out shelter. If this is the case, there is a lot of strategy involved in how to plan out your hideout.

According to Captain Dave’s Survival Guide, you should ideally have a set up that is-

  • Well off the beaten track, ideally reachable by a single dirt road. This seclusion will offer you a good bit of protection. For example, you can cut a large tree down across the road to help eliminate unwanted guests.
  • Not too ostentatious, so that it doesn’t draw a lot of talk from locals and become a target for vandalism. Nothing wrong with a solid one-room cabin with a sleeping loft.
  • Near a spring, well, stream or other natural source of water.
  • Equipped with at least one fireplace or wood stove for cooking and heat.
  • Within 10 to 20 miles of a village or small town where you can go (by foot, if necessary) for additional supplies, news and other contact with the outside world, should the emergency stretch into months or longer.
  • Have enough arable land for growing your own vegetables and other crops.
  • Near a natural, easily harvestable food source (usually wildlife for hunting or fishing).
  • Provisioned with enough food to keep your family safe for at least three months, preferably a year.
  • Provisioned with tools necessary for long-term self sufficiency, should it become necessary.
  • Stocked with enough weapons and ammunition to defend it from small groups of marauding invaders, should it come to that.


For more about bugging out, check out:

Best Bug Out Bag List

How To Instantly Cut Pounds Off Your Bug Out Bag

How To Choose The Best Bug Out Bag

Surviving at Home: From Bugging In To Bugging Out (Pt. 1)

Surviving at Home: From Bugging In To Bugging Out (Pt. 2)

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  1. Lance

    April 30, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    I think Captain Dave needs to update his page…..pretty sure I already survived 2010

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