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Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late Paperback – June 15, 2010
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While I am a subscriber to SurvivalBlog by JWR I have to say I'm more along Mr. Willams line of thinking. Most all of do not have the resources and/or jobs that would allow us to bugout to a homestead retreat. Mr. Williams makes a point or two on why he thinks this isn't a good idea also. At any rate, both are 100% correct that staying put, especially in a Urban area is probably not a good idea. However, some of the different forums I belong to I find many people who think bugging out the woods to weather the storm is not wise. I personally think it's the lessor of two evils....I live near a large city in the South and would be toast if I stayed in my home. The best way to survive is avoidance and while a forest/woods retreat presents its fair share of problems, it is what I'm planning on....and this books helps you get there.
My advice, if you still want to " bug out " or you just want to keep it as an option go ahead and get this book. It does have some pretty good information and it is a very quick read. If you are a family man and you want to spend your money well and be well prepared, buy Fernando Aguirres modern survival handbook. You will learn a lot more and your entire family can implement it. Good luck
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.
I think that the people who don't like this book are pissed off at Williams because he expects you to think and expects you to do you own research and make your own plans. This is as it should be. A man who lives in one part of the country is not going to be able to tell everyone everywhere exactly what they need to do to get out ahead of a disaster. To expect that this is possible is non-sensical. But, that the general public for you. They want someone to tell them exactly what to do.
So, if you're a thinker and a planner, you might like tis book. I did.