Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late Paperback – June 15, 2010
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
About the Author
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Why Bug Out? He observes, "It is easy to forget how thin the veneer of civilization that separates us from our ancestors and how quickly many will revert to savagery if it is all stripped away." (Pg. 4) To "bug out" is to get out quickly, carrying with you only the survival essentials that fit in a "bug-out bag." He cautions that bugging out is "useless if you don't have at least some idea of where you will go." (Pg. 5)
He counsels against using military surplus gear (which "are popular with some survivalists and have a 'tacti-cool' factor that sells"), because much of this gear "is not of optimal quality or design compared to other options on the market." (Pg. 25)
He wryly notes concerning the failed evacuation from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, "if this kind of scenario occurred in a city like Seattle, where so many people commute to work on their bicycles, most of them would have simply pedaled out of town past the impossible traffic jams on the freeway." (Pg. 81)
The remainder of the book is a consideration of potential "bug out" locations in virtually every state of the union.
A comprehensive and recent additional the "prepper" literature, this is an excellent book.
A more correct subtitle would be: A Introduction to Bugging Out and Where to Go in a Disaster.
Is it a GREAT introduction to someone who is just beginning to contemplate the SHTF type of scenario? Absolutely Yes!
Is this book the COMPLETE PLAN as it claims? Not by a long shot.
The author does a wonderful job providing an overview but detail-wise falls far short, it's neither a beginner book nor an advanced book. Some of the suggestions are very vague and some down right foolhardy (for example in the list of firearms/ammunition strong preference is given to interchangeability of calibers - which is a great point! So the author's suggestion? A Revolver & carbine in .357 Mag. What????).
In looking at bug out locations there is again the same issue. A myriad of possible places covered but not enough detail on any single location to truly be useful.
If you have never considered this topic, you probably want to buy this book. If you're looking for advanced info you might want to consider other sources.
At the end of the day my suggestion to the author would be pick one: Either be an intro book (and cut some detail) or be a "Complete Plan" and add a LOT more detail. Just my thoughts. Hope it helps.
It covers not only When to get our of Dodge, and What to take with you, but also, HOW to get out of Dodge, i.e., what type of transportation. Then it discusses, by state, WHERE you can go to find the remoteness needed to survive.
You need some place to go, that would be safer and remote, with animals and plants readily available for food, and this author actually covers the WHERE to go, which would provide the remoteness and food needed to survive. Not one other SHTF book, that I have read, has done such an indepth job of the topic.
He covers the safe, remote areas, in every state, and indicates how far they are from major cities and towns; he also discusses the remote areas by region, as in the Applachian trail. He discusses the possible transportation routes you might use, to get to these areas, and the livability once there, given food sources and the climate conditions.
This book is excellent; I read it on Kindle, and it is one of the few books that I feel I need in paperback version for reference. So as soon as this review is written, I'm buying it in paperback too.
Thanks for an excellent, very well-rounded book on the topic of bugging out !!!!!!