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I have prepped for a long time....What I will never do is leave my home...
I will defend my place to my last ounce of blood but I ain't ever leaving this place.
Great stance. One can't be too prepared I guess. A lot of businesses depend upon that kind of thinking.

If the house is destroyed, I will live in my tent.
I thought you'd never leave your home? Will your tent be next to your home?

Anyone else feel this way?
yeah, I used to until I realized the internet is full of dime a dozen marketing people.
 

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This is the complete opposite of my mentality.
If the SHTF, I'm out of here and doing the absolute best I can for myself and loved ones.
I hope I never have that attitude no matter how old I am.
I wonder, where do you plan to BO to? How, when I-75 and I-95 and Aligator Alley is a parking lot? Do you plan on you and your loved ones to live in the Everglades?
 

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I wonder, where do you plan to BO to? How, when I-75 and I-95 and Aligator Alley is a parking lot? Do you plan on you and your loved ones to live in the Everglades?
We have a boat and my relatives have a farm. We have a plan for our entire extended family with everyone on the same page.
 

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We have a boat and my relatives have a farm. We have a plan for our entire extended family with everyone on the same page.
So, you and your family is going to BO in a boat? You mean around the Gulf or upland? I'm just wondering. depending on the SHTF, you're gonna BO before the event or BO after, with whoever survives, or what? I'm just wondering if this is thought out all the way thru.....
 

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Id rather die happy in my house, than to die tired, worn out, and exhausted on the run. Do what you can and die when you must. Congrats to the OP for having a place worth dying in, im not there yet in memories or age so id probably bug out. Someday I hope that changes.
 

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I have prepped for a long time. I have everything I need to be comfortable without Grid power, grocery stores, or the outside world.
What I will never do is leave my home. I am 60 yrs old and love my land.
I don't care if a tornado, hurricane, fire, reactor melt down. I ain't leaving home.
I have packed a lot of living into my years, done most everything I ever wanted to do.
I will defend my place to my last ounce of blood but I ain't ever leaving this place.
If the house is destroyed, I will live in my tent.
If the nuclear reactor melts down 35 miles away I will glow in the dark until I fade away.
My boss wants me to go away for 60 days for new training on the latest super computer. I told him my 15 year old dog would die of heart ache if I left her in a kennel.
I worked for the same IT company for 32 yrs and this will most likely cost me my job.
I ain't leaving.
So I guess I am not a survivalist.

Anyone else feel this way?
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Yeah, good on ya. It's YOUR life, YOU live it your way. I'm 63, and still live my life every day as well as I can. I've been there enough to know I can take care of things without help for a damn long time if needed, and don't worry much about the tinfoils theories on the end of the world. People I know think I'm crazy and would never go with me where I go, or do what I do, no problem. I hate crowds...
 

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My attitude is that it's all just stuff. I'd prefer to bug in. But if I have to bug out, so be it. I have plans for that too. Though that's by far the least preferred option. If I didn't have a BOL, I wouldn't even try.
 

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If we have the opportunity, we'll load up the suv's with our supplies and caravan to my sisters first.
Then we can stay there overnight, regroup and continue to Tennessee.
If the roads are clogged, we'll load up our boat and possibly join friends who have a larger vessel and head up the coast.
It's really a lot more than just a farm. There's a lot more property and other accommodations.
I have supplies and firearms ready to load up quickly.
It may not be a perfect plan but, it's a plan none the less.

So, you and your family is going to BO in a boat? You mean around the Gulf or upland? I'm just wondering. depending on the SHTF, you're gonna BO before the event or BO after, with whoever survives, or what? I'm just wondering if this is thought out all the way thru.....
What is the bugout plan from the Farm?
 

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LOL. Many of us (most of us?) are planning to go to a BOL. I find it interresting that none of the BOLs are in the middle of a mega-metroplolis. They're in small towns and boonies. We're trying to build what YOU have. What is a BOL? It's the best chance at survival. It's not a gaurantee.

Some kind of hiccup might cause you to leave temporarily, but what you have set up is YOUR best chance at survival. I think some of the others are just having "prep envy". The grass might be greener on the other side of the fence because it's astroturf. Don't let the others bother you. You are the grand-dad of preppers if you have all of your prepping done.
 

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First I have to admit I only read the first post and the first page of reply's.

Prepping does not in any way make you a Survivalist. A prepper stocks, stores and prepares with mainly physical items. A survivalist is a person that doesn't need those items. They can go out on their own without any "preps" and survive just fine.
 

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I'm in the camp that believes that the end-game scenario will play itself out over years, or months at the quickest, like the frog in a slowly heating pot on the stove. Sure an earthquake or tornado can hit but that is a local/regional phenomenon and civil infrastructure largely can remain in place.

If the ugliness is gradual, and more and more sheeple are converted into weekend preppers, there may not be much need for BO, at least in rural areas, as many will be in a situation much like Leonidas, just perhaps not as far along.
 

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I think you hit the nail on the head. You are in a different position, you are younger and with a family.

Additionally I think OP has done just about everything he can, to find as safe as possible location and prepped. He is not just sitting there "waiting" for these things happen, he will do what he can to protect what he has (that's my understanding anyways). But he's not leaving. He has too much of his heart in the place, and leaving it would leave him with nothing worth living for.

I think there are stages in life where you feel differently about different things. I have a feeling most of us older folk will not be ready to run away, as we start feeling our own time here is coming closer to an end. We do not want to start over again. This might be different if there are children and grand children involved though.

To say "there's no point in prepping if you just gonna sit there", Is not really what the OP is saying IMHO.
I agree with Daisy. My husband and I are getting close to retirement and have set up our house in a country town with veg and fruit gardens and chooks for eggs and meat to help us through whatever happens from now on. We have friends and supportive community here. If we had to go anywhere, it would be to family, but we are set up better than all but one of them.
It is hard to know what the future holds, isn't it?
 

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I can appreciate Leonidas sentiment. Having spent way too many years traveling about and being away from a place I called home in order to earn a living, I really hate having to travel. Staying in cruddy hotel/motel rooms (They all are cruddy compared to my own place) while attending training courses, even when being paid per diem, has gotten old. Though I used to love being on the go when I was young, anymore it is just a bother.

Where I am at now I have been for 14 years. This is the longest period I have ever lived in the same place. I did think of moving last year because the opportunities to earn money where I live is poor. Also the wanderlust can hit sometimes even now. Luckily I have some resources to eke out a existence. If I was beholden to anyone I would be forced into going where the jobs are.

The problem is always one of paying the bills. If the OP has setup so that he can just retire if the job lets him go than it is worth taking the risk of refusing more training. If he is not in the condition than it is best to grit his teeth and find someone to care for his elderly dog and get the time over with.
 

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I am about the same age as the OP, also worked in IT and now have some serious health problems. I just wanted to say that I ain't Bugging out either. Sure I got the GHB for the car. I got the BOB should something happen to the house; although there is another house and three other buildings on the property.

I am a strong believer in 3 score and ten and OUT! But I'm willing to negotiate on that number (LOL) I'm just not willing to negotiate on the location!!
 

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I can appreciate Leonidas sentiment. Having spent way too many years traveling about and being away from a place I called home in order to earn a living, I really hate having to travel. Staying in cruddy hotel/motel rooms (They all are cruddy compared to my own place) while attending training courses, even when being paid per diem, has gotten old. Though I used to love being on the go when I was young, anymore it is just a bother.

Matt, You and I have a lot in common.
I am done with going away to schools. The hotels, rent a cars, plane flights.
As far as bugging out, This is my BOL. As one other poster said I do not want to be led like a herd of cattle in a trail of tears mob to a Government selected location. I don't want to be in a strange wilderness setting eating bugs either.
My garden is big enough to feed 30 people every year, My hens are laying 42 eggs a week, my roosters are going to be canned meat. I butcher my own deer. My neighbor is a wild edible plant author and has shown me enough species on my own land to keep me alive indefinitely.
Everyone has to die sometime, I want to choose the place.
 

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... My hens are laying 42 eggs a week,... .
:)
My goodness what do you do with all the eggs? I am lucky to go through a dozen eggs before they go bad from storage in the refrigerator. Big difference from when I was younger.
 
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