(VIDEO) The Dark Truth About Bugging Out May Surprise You. Here’s Why…

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No matter how you slice it, bugging out is an unfortunate situation created by desperation in the face of unfortunate circumstances. One way to make this easier is to have a top-notch bug out bag prepared ahead of time, along with a plan on how you are going to survive no matter the circumstances.

Despite being as prepared as you can be, few people are prepared to undertake the very real difficulties inherent in bugging out. These difficulties have nothing to do with water, food, shelter, or tools.

The dark truth of bugging out isn't in having the right supplies or having a bug out location lined up.

Watch the video on the next page to learn why bugging out is far difficult than most people can imagine.

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  1. Kc Bonnell said:

    Sorry but I’ll take my advice from people that have actually lived through nightmare scenarios in somolia, afghanistan, etc. I always get a chuckle when weekend warriors think they have it figured out even though they have never really been through the river of$#%&!@*

  2. Mark Greer said:

    One truth is most peppers living in cities wouldn’t make it out of them.

  3. Mark Wigner said:

    Because the hungry can smell food from miles away and no amount of prepping can save you from hungry mobs?

  4. Dave Ide said:

    Exactly .. I am from Wyoming and living in Beaverton, Oregon just outside the current sodom and gomorroh ( Portland ) taking care of my 85 yr old mother .. My law enforcement ( SWAT ) and country upbringing combined w/ hunting / survival skills are what I pray will enable me to outlive the hord of rioters and bottom feeders that will engulf this area .. The country within 100 miles of this area will be engulfed w/ starving cannabilistic bugouters .. Simply starting a fire to get warm in the pacific NW in the winter is a very difficult task .. People planning to live off the land will soon fertilize the land ..

  5. Stan Piersa said:

    If were outside a preppers compound, it would make it so much easier for me to kill them and take there stuff if they bug out. Of course it would be easy to do if they stayed put also. Just a little faster if they bug out.

  6. Mark Greer said:

    Obviously not the points made in a mundane post. It’s the comments thereafter.

  7. Mark Greer said:

    Yeah Dave IdeDie I would not leave my place. Intimately familiar with the land. Been walking it since I was a kid. Have creeks/ponds/wildlife. Fall back points also.

  8. Stan Piersa said:

    Mark Greer, most folks who prep, typically prep their home for defense as well. I.e. Compound. If you ever watch one of the prepper shows on the tube, you will see they set up traps and triggers, defensive barricades, safe rooms, etc…. Underground bunkers(self made graves) they are all easy to breach. It’s easy to take out the folks hiding inside. If they decide to bug out, taking them out becomes even easier. If a person knows what they are doing, the best efforts and practice drills won’t save them.

  9. Danny Boling said:

    Interesting thought process….but there’s always sowing and reaping… would hate to be on th receiving end of a prepper community that is highly motivated and goes to extremes to hunt down people that think this way….or plans ahead to target their known enemies.

  10. Rick Sanderson said:

    My view is, the bug-out bag in your car is to outfit you to be able to walk home to your family if your vehicle (and everyones vehicles) become disabled by a SHTF EMP strike. I’ve taught my sons to face that possibility and to be prepared if it happens.

  11. Steve King said:

    Would be nice if we could identify predators who would ambush someone fleeing a dangerous situation. Then we could just pop them first and rid the world of some trash. Meanwhile, look for anyone who may be lingering too long, scoping out your home. If you do, pop them and be done with it.

  12. Rick Robbins said:

    Im in agreement on the humanity factor of bugging out. Ive decided over the last few years that it isnt the answer. There will be hundreds if not thousands that are planning just that. I myself have decided that having bug out supplies is a good thing, called being prepared. But i will stand with my fellow citizens against all obsticals that we may incounter. If i survive that then i will retreat to better conditions for my survival. Majority of americans will not take a stand and will go to fema camps. We are all hoping that we will not be put in a position to have to make that choice. Not sure how we will unite in a crisis with fellow citizens that share the same thoughts as mine. I can only hope the good lord will guide me to make the correct choices. But rest assured i will protect to the best of my ability any american that needs it. So bugging out and running for the hills is not the answer in my book. Taking a stand and uniting together seems tobe the answer i have come up with. Not saying that it is the correct answer, but its the best i can come up with. So i wish the best of luck to all fellow americans and may god be with you. Amen.

  13. Thomas Whitten said:

    How about some video’s on bugging-in? Many of us lost their bug-out locations to the bank over the years and have to place to go.

  14. Jan Gumiatchenko said:

    It’s impossible to bug-out with enough resources for extended period of time for 99% of people.

  15. Greg Korpela said:

    Wow, 70-80 pounds is a lot of weight to pack on your back any distance, I’d be looking to trim at least 20 pounds. Unless you hike at least 10-20 miles every weekend with it, you won’t make it far.

  16. Arnbo Mcallister said:

    I totally agree,As I found out my limits this past week Hunting Elk with just my Daypack.

  17. Greg Korpela said:

    For hiking (non SHTF/Bug out) the maximum ‘suggested’ weight, for ‘luxury’ backpacking, is about 1/3 of your body weight. US Soldiers, in summertime load-out, apparently carry about 81lbs on average, but that includes everything. Helmet, rifle, load bearing vest etc., not just the pack. Winterized soldiers on extended patrol might carry 120 lbs or so, however again, it’s distributed. Carrying distributed weight is a lot easier than carrying a back pack. Also, a proper frame pack puts most of the weight on your hips rather than shoulders. Carrying 70-80lbs in a ruck is going to incapacitate most average people, unless you are in seriously good shape, or train for it regularly. Just my 2 cents.