How to Safely Bug Out from the City

There are different types of disasters that could destroy life as you know it in a city (natural causes, or caused by mankind). The worst thing you can do as a prepper, is not have a plan for the worst-case scenario. If a disaster strikes the city you live in, you’ll want a plan so you won’t have to panic and find a way out when everyone else is doing the same.

Bugging out from inside of a city can be very difficult, especially when the disaster is more serious. There are far more risks involved when you are dealing with a larger population in a more confined area. The risk of being confronted by zombies (the unprepared) increase, as well as the risk of becoming bogged down due to high traffic. Having the right plan can make the difference between getting out within an hour, or within a day.

Different disasters cause different reactions from people in a populated area. Hurricanes are a major cause of mass evacuations in cities along the east coast. When it’s hurricane season, most media organizations give a warning enough in advance to ease some of the anxiety of evacuating. A disaster caused by man, however, can cause severe panic. This leads us into why you should plan ahead to bug out of the city within the first hour.

 

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  • GRAMPA

    this is an area where most people will not survive in a crisis where they will need to exit the city.as an electrical contractor I worked in many office buildings. the people were dressed in nice clothes and shoes. using this to travel on foot will invite disaster. many commute a minimum of ten miles to work. just to walk it would give even people in good shape a hard time. this yet is the easiest to prepare for. just proper shoes and clothing will increase your chance of getting home. having this minimum equipment and recognizing when to move when others are standing around thinking of what to do you can be two to three miles closer to home. weather permitting a bike would be an asset of value. we are a mobile nation. few know little how long it takes to walk any distance even in good weather. it doesn’t take a backpack to deal for every possible need. the smaller your outline the less attention you will get. knowing your route. walk it and see who lives there. see how they dress and blend in. in one day people will know the extent of the crisis. they will also know that the first responders will have a load of problems and any call you make if you are able will beset in order of urgency. the rules ! blend in make it look like you know where you are going. know where you are going and where you can shelter if needed. it wont be the crisis that stops you from climbing the mountain it will be the pebble in your shoe.
    Grampa