Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late

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Ulysses Press, 2010 - Reference - 302 pages
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Today's disaster - firestorms, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics, terrorists - are too big to wait it out at home or hope the government will bail you out. The smart thing is to GET OUT before it is too late. This book tell you how to plan, prepack, preroute and implement your escape from danger.WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. * Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. * Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. * Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization. Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes.Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots. 'Bug Out' includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: * The Pacific Coast * The Rocky Mountains * The Desert Southwest * The Heartland * The Lakes and Big Woods of the North * The Gulf Coast * The Appalachians * The Atlantic Coast
  

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

This is an unusual book. The author provides information on how to survive in a situation in which you might have to live in the wilderness. He provides information on what you would need (supplies ... Read full review

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Interesting idea taking off from urban centres when disaster strikes. I'm not totally convinced. There is merit to hunkering down in your home until the initial panic has passed. I'm Canadian so it ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I BugOut Basics
9
1 THE FANTASY THE REALITY OF LIVING OFF THE LAND
11
2 THE BUGOUT BAG STUFF YOULL NEED TO SURVIVE
22
3 ADVANCE PLANNING LOCATION SELECTION
49
4 TRANSPORTATION TO WITHIN THE BUGOUT LOCATION
71
PART II BUGOUT LOCATIONS
101
5 RIVERS SWAMPS ISLANDS OF THE GULF COAST
103
8 LAKES BIG WOODS OF THE NORTH
167
9 THE MIDWEST HEARTLAND
187
10 WILDERNESS STRONGHOLDS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
204
11 DESERTS CANYONS MOUNTAINS OF THE SOUTHWEST
225
12 PACIFIC CREST MOUNTAINS THE WEST COAST
247
BugOut Bag Checklists
270
Sources for Maps Recommended Equipment
277
BIBLIOGRAPHY RECOMMENDED READING
282

6 ISLANDS LOWLANDS OF THE ATLANTIC COAST
126
7 THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR
146

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About the author (2010)

Scott B. Williamsis a sea kayaker, sailor, boat builder, and writer with a passion for exploring and outdoor adventures on land and sea. He has written five books and continues to write for magazines in addition to maintaining various blogs on boat building, sailing, and outdoor survival.

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