Re: When "IT" happens (what ever IT may be)
For those planning to "bug out", here's something for you to think about.
You live in Big City USA, so you can do your job, but you know that is a lousy place to survive. So you have a "bug out location". Nice little farm, maybe. Got three springs on the property. Artesian well. Forty acres of cleared bottomland. Ten acres in orchard. Nice, tight little house. Solar panels on the roof. Barn. Solar panels out there, too. Great place to live. Gonna retire there, once you've made your money. But for now you still live in Big City. Every couple of months you make a trip to the farm, to make sure everything is all right.
Then IT happens. Okay. You've been expecting this. You're ready. Pack up the wife and the kids and the dog and bug out to your BUG OUT LOCATION.
And when you get there you find that someone else has moved in.
Nowadays, what with LAW and POLICE, you don't have to worry all that much about squatters moving into your "vacation home". And if there are some, you call the cops and have their ass arrested.
But after IT happens, there ain't no LAW. Ain't no POLICE. And the people living in your Bug Out Location not only have everything that you left there (and they certainly don't plan on giving it up) but they now have everything you brought with you.
The only way to be sure that your Bug Out Location will still be safe and waiting for you, when IT happens and you run, is to not wait for IT to happen, but to go there now.
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and taste good with catsup - George of Lod, Year of Our Lord 297
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