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  • I feel I only need one plan

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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I really didnt see a place for this, but I suppose it can fall under this topic of discussion.

Just to give a little bit of a background I have been volunteering as an Assistant Scout Master for a local Troop. Which btw anyone can do that as long as you meet some basic requirements: 18+ years of age and no major criminal history. BSA is also a good place to keep your survival skills sharp and most Troops regularly have weekend camping trips which you can use as practice Bug Out exercises. However, firearms are typically not allowed so it would make it a little more realistic of an emergency Bug-Out.

I had a dream last night: I was with the troop at a weekend camp out over towards the horizon one of the boys sees a flash. He alerted the rest of us to the incident and as we moved to higher ground to get a better vantage point we see a fireball reaching up towards the clouds. There is silence, not even the birds are chirping now. The fireball was back towards the metropolitan area that we all live... Luckily Scouts are always prepared. I keep a bug out box in my jeep that will allow me to get by for atleast a week, but the rest of the troop only backed for the weekend. The vehicles each have between 1/2 to 3/4 tank providing us with a maximum range of about 200-300 miles. Now what? (rhetorial question)

Up till this point I've always planned my bug out's as solo ops. But with my current activities I may have more than just myself to look out for.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have established points of contacts and "rendevous" locations in various places around the country. I have tried to keep them all within a day's drive. However, my current contingency plans relate to my access to certain information that could potentially give me atleast a 12hr warning before the public en masse. However with my current position that ability and time table has been truncated.

Now on to the discussion. How many of you have a singular plan for all possible scenarios and how many of you are like me and have multiple contingency plans as falls backs? If you are in the latter group what sort of contingencies do you have? (reminder: it would probably be best to not give particular details as to locations and time frames as there are always people watching that would want to usurp your plans)

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I actually have a large "C.O.L" Binder full of plans for just about anything ranging from a flood to the zombie Apocalypse.

COL stands for
Continuity of Life and Liberty
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
COL stands for
Continuity of Life and Liberty
That term to me sounds a lot less eccentric and out there. Now if we can only get the rest of the community to foster this more well rounded nomenclature we might actually look a lot less crazy then we may be!


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A Visitor From The Past
by Thelen Paulk

I had a dream the other night, I didn't understand.
A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed.
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said:
"We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty.
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny.
For future generations, this legacy we gave.
In this, the land of the free and home of the brave.

"The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you'd always keep.
But tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep.
Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you're no more than a slave.
In this, the land of the free and home of the brave.

"You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun, permits to
start a business, or to build a place for one.
On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent.
Although you have no voice in choosing, how the money's spent.

"Your children must attend a school that doesn't educate.
Your Christian values can't be taught, according to the state.
You read about the current news, in a regulated press.
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the I.R.S.

"Your money is no longer made of Silver or of Gold.
You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled.
You pay for crimes that make our Nation, turn from God in shame.
You've taken Satan's number, as you've traded in your name.

"You've given government control, to those who do you harm,
so they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm, and
keep our country deep in debt, put men of God in jail, and harass
your fellow countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail.

"Your public servants don't uphold the solemn oath they've sworn.
Your daughters visit Doctors, so their children won't be born.
Your leaders ship artillery and guns to foreign shores,
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people's wars.

"Can you regain the freedom for which we fought and died?
Or don't you have the courage, or the faith to stand with pride?
Are there no more values for which you'll fight to save?
Or do you wish your children, live in fear and be a slave?

"Sons of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
Preserve our Great Republic, and each GOD-Given Right!
And pray to GOD, to keep the torch of Freedom burning bright!"

As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came.
His words were true, we are not Free, we have ourselves to blame.
For even now as tyrants trample each GOD-Given Right,
We only watch and tremble, too afraid to stand and fight.

If he stood by your bedside, in a dream, while you're asleep,
and wonders what remains of our Rights he fought to keep,
what would be your answer, if he called out from the grave:



Copyright ©1986 Thelen Paulk. All Rights Reserved

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Also, let me add one more thing... If you feel that you only need on plan or either survival or Continuation of Life and Liberty please share for the rest of us. Thank you.
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