Bugging out is a relatively cool topic in the prepping world and makes for great videos/articles. Bugout strategies, bugout bags, bugout locations and bugout vehicles are all part of the package. Yet the strange reality is that most of us plan on bugging IN if a true TEOTWAWKI scenario takes place, i.e. massive grid down or giant economic collapse. Still we should ALL be ready to bugout at a moment’s notice no matter what time of the day/night it is. The fact of the matter is being prepared to bugout has practical applications that do not necessarily have to do with solar flares or EMP strikes, as thousands of residents in Colorado are experiencing at this very moment.
With rain still falling and the flood threat still real, authorities called on thousands more people in the inundated city of Boulder and nearby towns to evacuate as rivers and creeks rose to dangerous levels.
The late-night reports from Boulder and the village of Eldorado Springs came as rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in Colorado mountain communities. Residents in the Denver area and other downstream communities were warned to stay off flooded streets.
The towns of Lyons, Jamestown and others in the Rocky Mountain foothills have been isolated by flooding and without power or telephone since rain hanging over the region all week intensified late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Natural disasters like what the residents in CO are experiencing are the number one reason to have a bugout plan in place and ready to execute at a moment’s notice. Not only are you getting your family out and to a safe location on a very short timeline, but you are taking with you essential items which will sustain you (food/water) and also make life a little less complicated if your entire home is destroyed. By that I mean taking with you all of your essential documents which prove your identity, among other things. Flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes…all valid reasons to leave the house if called upon to do so. Or maybe you live in an area where those events are less likely to occur, so you’ll get around to planning a bugout strategy sometime in the next few weeks (or maybe not). Feeling lucky?