buging out to a water reservoir - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Anything Disaster Preparedness or Survival Related

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Osprey Hydration Reservoir TMcArthur Reviews and questions 5 02-16-2015 10:55 PM
SF water manager caught peeing in drinking water reservoir blackkitty General Discussion 31 02-11-2015 07:04 PM
buging out vs bugging in... Wolfpacuk Urban Survival 39 01-07-2015 06:50 AM
BUGing'out Fantasy vs. The Hell of reality 6.8SPC Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 216 11-02-2014 01:36 AM
The Reservoir, 100 Gallon Emergency Water Storage chum-li Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 5 10-01-2013 02:36 PM
7 Caught Trespassing at Massachusetts Reservoir! marawes General Discussion 55 05-16-2013 07:53 PM
Buging out through a small town thereal87 Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 28 12-05-2012 11:43 AM
Bugging out near a Reservoir? Pros & Cons? tythataussieguy Australia and New Zealand 10 10-13-2011 02:06 AM
recommend a water reservoir for pack p4+riot Reviews and questions 28 01-17-2010 03:29 AM
BUGing Out ThoughtfulWolf Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 23 07-07-2009 10:35 AM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-15-2013, 11:58 PM
sodoryn sodoryn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: appalachia,... nc
Posts: 68
Thanks: 33
Thanked 37 Times in 18 Posts
Default buging out to a water reservoir



Advertise Here

hey,

(first off i cant spell and dont care, so dont bother spell checking me)

where i live our cities water reservoir is in our local state park,
im wondering if this is a viable bugout location?
its a very big lake in the middle of no where..
im sure there has to be fish,
plus it is very far from anywhere and the lake is located in the center of a large state park..

i went there as a kid and dont rember any real kind if building, just a lake with a dam..

not sure if somewhere like this since its for the city water if it would be under watch or patroled after shtf by the military?

just wondering,

i was originally looking at beaing by the river,
but all the wooded areas are below the sewige plant,
so i dont think the fish would be good to eat.

and i know the water resevare is very clean!

let me know, im wanting to find my bugout location ahead of time as to stash some stuf.

thanks
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2013, 12:31 AM
hzuiel hzuiel is offline
Hiker
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 699
Thanks: 125
Thanked 814 Times in 370 Posts
Default

If there are no campsites close to it, it might be. But if the lake is at all well known, everyone would be there. Personally I think planning to bug in should be your primary focus, bug out as an absolute last option. Life is just too hard to sustain without a carefully set up bug out location.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to hzuiel For This Useful Post:
Old 09-16-2013, 01:21 AM
Nomad, 2nd Nomad, 2nd is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Gulf coast and/or Nomadically
Posts: 28,028
Thanks: 23,397
Thanked 56,295 Times in 18,380 Posts
Default

You and everyone else...


And yes, there will be patrols.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2013, 07:01 AM
Illini Warrior's Avatar
Illini Warrior Illini Warrior is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 7,230
Thanks: 24
Thanked 9,508 Times in 3,959 Posts
Default

couple of quik things ....

if a metro area's water system goes down .... and it will most likely happen in a serious SHTF .... every single body of water will be attracting people like flies to sweets .... don't count on your fresh water staying that way too long ..... you'll have this fresh bunch of metro refugees fouling the area and spreading disease like a plaque .....

secondary .... putting down caches in public or semi secured areas is just asking for trouble .... check the SB archives on the topic ... caches have been discussed endlessly
Quick reply to this message
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Illini Warrior For This Useful Post:
Old 09-16-2013, 08:52 AM
sodoryn sodoryn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: appalachia,... nc
Posts: 68
Thanks: 33
Thanked 37 Times in 18 Posts
Default

then where would be a good type of place to go?

you need water, and id prefer to have a sorce big enuf for some fish,
or even one with a ample amount of crayfish,

also i liked the buging in theory but it seems when its time to bugout after staying home for as long as possible, that the roads would be 10 fold more dangrous,

(or in my case ive thought about going to the river and boating down.. (if i can find somewhere down river to go that is..)

there are quite a bit of wooded areas but very few large enuf to stay in long term.

im ok with moving camp often in the beggening (if in summer), but would want somewhere more reliable in the winter (wich is probbly the time most likely for shtf,) i dont plan on it beaing worm and sunny when something hits..

any ideas on a type of place to look for?
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2013, 08:53 AM
pastornator pastornator is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,599
Thanks: 525
Thanked 3,678 Times in 1,546 Posts
Default

My initial thought was that there were a TON of what if's in the OP post and that he or she should KNOW before even considering a location as a BOL.

Are there fish or not?
Can you utilize the water for potable water or not?
Is it so close to major population centers that it WILL be run over?
What else makes the area sustainable?
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2013, 11:00 AM
IamZeke's Avatar
IamZeke IamZeke is offline
Beer Truck Door Gunner
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 25,626
Thanks: 26,023
Thanked 52,729 Times in 18,450 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sodoryn View Post
then where would be a good type of place to go?

[snip]

any ideas on a type of place to look for?
I think you are making a mistake with the concept of trying to find a BOL that you do not own or owned by family.

If it is private land and you don't have a blood connection to the owner you could get yourself shot very quick as a trespasser. If it is public land you have no rights at all when others come for the same reasons you do.

Save your nickels and buy a BOL. Or work out something with family who lives in a safer place.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to IamZeke For This Useful Post:
Old 09-17-2013, 12:17 AM
bassguy bassguy is offline
Target Shooter
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Not so swampy Louisiana
Posts: 493
Thanks: 210
Thanked 301 Times in 203 Posts
Default

I agree with Zeke on this. Bugging out to a public place such as a state park or WMA or NWR may seem great in theory, but the problem is that everyone else has just as much right to be there as you. I would suggest either buying your own, asking a family member, or if you can't find a place you might could pay for a hunting club membership and use that as your BOL.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2013, 03:03 AM
Post18guy's Avatar
Post18guy Post18guy is offline
Oregon Survivalist
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: willamette valley, oregon
Posts: 1,786
Thanks: 2,582
Thanked 1,447 Times in 778 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sodoryn View Post

i went there as a kid and don't remember any real kind if building, just a lake with a dam..
It doesn't sound like you've been up there in a while.
things to think about;

Is the dam only to create a reservoir or is a hydroelectric plant too?
Are watercraft permitted, are there ramps/docks?
Any permanent campgrounds, or unimproved campsites?
Does a road or secondary roads go completely around the reservoir?
Is it wooded or logged off?
Any permanent cabins, forest service leases?
Ranger Station?

Probably time for a series of road trips; a yes answer to any of the above may scream people. Go at various times of the year, to find out of the way spots, look for signs of recent visits when you do, and determine accessibility year round. be thinking about shelter, fuel (easily gathered firewood versus bigger Old Growth), water purification, and again how populous is it in good times.

Whatever else happens, hone your skills, and have fun camping.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Post18guy For This Useful Post:
Old 09-17-2013, 05:29 AM
357revolverfan's Avatar
357revolverfan 357revolverfan is offline
90/10 headed for 95/5
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 55
Posts: 7,665
Thanks: 40,558
Thanked 9,211 Times in 4,050 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sodoryn View Post
hey,

(first off i cant spell and dont care, so dont bother spell checking me)
[DELETED - sorry, I hadn't had my coffee when I posted, and realized I was being gratuitously obnoxious. Disregard and carry on.]

Last edited by 357revolverfan; 09-17-2013 at 05:31 AM.. Reason: Deletion
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2013, 07:55 AM
texstephen's Avatar
texstephen texstephen is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 2,975
Thanks: 1,086
Thanked 6,110 Times in 1,957 Posts
Default

Im afraid that local watering holes will become infested with locals.

Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to texstephen For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bug out, camp, eow, shtf



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net