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I don't mean specifics, but am curious about realistic plans. I'm reading a lot about getting out of dodge, but no real answer on where one might plan to go that's better than staying put.

Are you headed to a local state park? BLM land? Some farmer's field that's getting encroached on by suburbia? Off to the Rocky Mountains, or down to the coast to live on the beach?

The reason I ask is that if the first thought in the head of the average Joe bugging out is to use Farmer Jones' field and hunt deer, then I want to be someplace else. :D:

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I don't mean specifics, but am curious about realistic plans. I'm reading a lot about getting out of dodge, but no real answer on where one might plan to go that's better than staying put.

Are you headed to a local state park? BLM land? Some farmer's field that's getting encroached on by suburbia? Off to the Rocky Mountains, or down to the coast to live on the beach?

The reason I ask is that if the first thought in the head of the average Joe bugging out is to use Farmer Jones' field and hunt deer, then I want to be someplace else. :D:

Thanks!

:)Well, they best have farmer John's permission (farmer John parbly has his own people he is bringing to his property).
 

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I finally made the big leap with my girlfriend. I was lucky enough to find decent job relatively close to the retreat and moved up here full time. We're renting a place in a nearby small town for the winter. The retreat needs some work before we can live there thru the winters but we'll be moving there in the spring. Left the Chicago suburbs for a town with a pop less then 800. Im a 5 minute drive from my job and a 15 minute drive to the retreat.
 

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i would get away from people as much as possible!!! that said it depends on your paticulars and your country/state options, resources are for me the most important factor which is why alot of us talk farms and hunting.
however alot is to be said for fishing and forageing in woodlands, this said we all have to make the most of what we got....
 

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Where exactly? Thats nobodies business. Why would anyone put time and effort in to a BOL just to tell the world about? Not trying to be an a$$ but thats just how I see it.
 

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We have cabin in about as remote a place as can be found in Pennsylvania. Not near any major interstates and (hopefully) away from routes that will be taken by refugees from the cities.

I hope we never need to use it for anything more then a place to get away for a few days. I'd much rather bun-in then have to bug-out!:D:
 

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I'd be bugging out to my current house. It's the best place to be for my family. Fenced, secure, sustainable and defendable.
 

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Where exactly? Thats nobodies business. Why would anyone put time and effort in to a BOL just to tell the world about? Not trying to be an a$$ but thats just how I see it.
That's kind of the point. I don't mean 'exactly where's your stash'. I know that some have precise locations pinned out. I feel there are many on here however that have a BOB, but no real plan on where to go other than 'to the desert', and I'm wondering if that's the case or just my perception.

I would probably consider myself one of those. I have a primary location set up within a few hours of my home, but if it turns out I'm in a 'hot zone', my secondary plan is pretty weak. Will the places I would head that normally don't have people be swamped with folks having the same thought? I.E. I know of an abandoned town out in the southern part of my state where I could start stashing resources... but I'm paranoid that I'll show up and it will be full of Zombies!

Perhaps I'm confusing Bugging Out, with long term sustainability away from my current home. If it turns out I have to leave my home, I don't expect I'd ever be able to return.
 

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I finally made the big leap with my girlfriend. I was lucky enough to find decent job relatively close to the retreat and moved up here full time. We're renting a place in a nearby small town for the winter. The retreat needs some work before we can live there thru the winters but we'll be moving there in the spring. Left the Chicago suburbs for a town with a pop less then 800. Im a 5 minute drive from my job and a 15 minute drive to the retreat.
Getting out of Chicago is the smartest thing you could do. I hate to imagine what will happen there when the gov't stops and folks stop receiving their food stamps.

We've recently done something similar, and my only complaint is that as winter is coming on, I completely underestimated the amount of wood it takes to warm your home if it's your only heat source!

If I didn't have a chainsaw, and deadfall from last years ice storm, we'd be frozen. Even with those two advantages (and a headlamp), I'm cutting and splitting wood for over an hour in the dark every evening after I get home (last night it was cold AND raining.. brrr). I can't wait for Christmas, just so I have a day off work where I can get ahead on my woodcutting in the daylight!
 

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they are not, but that is why I joined a deeded bugout club with property,DEEDED to me.
Interesting. Are you guys going to get together to build some kind of survival structure? Something that could serve as a base of operations while you build your small community? Perhaps a shipping container stuffed in the woods, or a mini time-share cabin?
 

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I have my location 100 miles inland. It´s an house of someone I know, don´t care to specify the relation. It´s not much more than a cabin on an acre of land, unfortunately in a somewhat populated area but the soil is good, so is the fishing and deer are plentiful.
The ups are that I really trust the owner, we are of the same beliefs and opinions, it has a good amount of privacy and a souce of water. The downside are the neighbors. In a TEOTWAWKI situation it´s undoubtably one of the areas where nazis(nationalsocialists, the real thing) will try to take control.
 

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Another embarrasing double post. Mods, remove if you see it...
 

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'Bugging Out' for a city-dweller is a pipe-dream, at least in the short term during a crisis that quickly evolves. Just one quick look at any of the relatively minor natural disasters in our nation's history illustrates the point... Traffic is stop & go for DAYS preceding a forecasted hurricane or flood. And that's with a substantial portion of the population staying put. Supplies & fuel sell out instantly. Hell - on holiday weekends it takes 2-3 hours to get 60 miles out of town. Bugging out, to me, is fantasy. The bulk of my preps are aimed at shelter in place, with the option of leaving town later.
 

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The mountains where I grew up. Thats where I plan on going. i've got pleanty of family, and I own land there. I know the land like the back of my hand. So for me, its easily sustainable, and easily defendable. Plus I know everyone.
 

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what suburb i am from chi town burbs too just out of curiosity i know alot of the local areas how far are you from chicago now? thanks for the reply
 

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Head down to the coast (a whole fifteen minutes right now), grab a sailboat (preferably a 30-40 foot sloop), and GTFO. I can hide in more creeks and coves than most people know exist.
 
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