Thursday, November 14, 2013

SBJABOBno7


SBJABOBno7

Another Bug Out Book

Travel How?

 

There are much better ways of traveling to a retreat or bug out location than by car.  Some crazy rich fools go by airplane but obviously that isn’t better ( for the cost of a plane I could buy a small hovel in the wilderness and invest in an Internet business ).  Boats are actually a pretty good idea, if limited to certain locations.  But you do need a bit of skill and maintenance for them.  Some folks go crazy on hiking or  “ultra-light weight camping” and plan on hoofing it out.  Not all that bad of an idea, if you are in shape.  Certainly no more expensive than a pair of hiking boots or even athletic shoes under certain instances ( not that I would advise them- but whatever works for you ).  But for the regular Joe, the guy who can certainly stockpile hunting ammo and rice but doesn’t have the time or inclination to train as Neville Ninja, Charlie Commando, Captain Hook or Forrest Gump ( the running back and forth across country part ), who is simply forcing his nose to the grindstone sixty hours a week and has no other life outside suburbia, he needs to pick a travel choice far more realistic.  It isn’t realistic to assume a better level of physical fitness that just ain’t going to happen, nor is it realistic to assume a huge wormhole opens in the fabric of the universe and suddenly our days have twice the amount of hours in them.

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And given that yes indeed Virginia, we are in a friggin economic collapse you stupid fecal stain, you certainly don’t need to go into more debt.  Debt is the soul killer, and it will mean best case living under a bridge and worse case the re-introduction of debtors prisons.  I can’t express adequately in words the sheer retarded moronic idiocy of making things worse debt wise in today’s economy ( small amounts, $2k for your own lot of junk land, $1k for basic stockpiles if you have none, those amounts paid back quickly and easily are not so bad ).  And buying a bug-out vehicle is just stupid.  Having a retreat so far away you need a four wheel drive with three hundred gallons of gas to get there ain’t much smarter.  To save a ton of money, to do without the need for training or specialty skills, and to acknowledge you aren’t in the best of shape ( although you will need to be in a state better than “one flight of stairs from a heart attack” ) the best bet is to have a place to go a reasonable distance away and to get there by plain old fashion bicycle ( cue up Queen “I want to ride my bicycle…” ).  It is next to nothing in cost.  You’ve been trained in its use since childhood.  It can easily go over rough terrain, needs no roads,  can be lifted over obstacles such as fences, is silent to avoid road block military personnel spotting your evasive maneuverers,  and is ready now.

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23 comments:

  1. " the best bet is to have a place to go a reasonable distance away and to get there by plain old fashion bicycle" that's goot..but even better is to be there already as in 20 years ago and spent this time making and improving yer situation...

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    1. Oh, agreed, but the point of this book is to make the most of the bad situation of bugging out.

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  2. Jim:
    Anonymuos Nov. 13, 2013 @ 9:21am got it complete wrong.
    In south America we can spot a low lifer any time.
    Sure there is a lot I mean A LOT of Europeans but, we are quite different than
    many of your white North Americans, specially from the U.S.A. and the occupied territories.
    (We are probably the first Americans after what you call the Mexicans. We came to American on 1492 you your people came on 1620. we been Americans for 138 longer than you have.)
    The difference between your white people and ours (and you can spot the diff. right away) is the way we dress and act. The ladies and gentleman on this side of the continent are and act more distinguished than your women and man. You can see the diff. in their education. Go ahead start throwing punches at me now.
    I tell you what : Start whit the economy. Then lower your self to the environment and gubbmint (government).
    Have a wonderful day and don't forget, apply for obamacare. Ohhhh! I forgot.
    The site is not working!!

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    1. Sing it with me! "Anything your honkies can do, mine can do better"

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    2. South Americans showed the world what and who they really are at the end of WWII. The Nazi's were the absolute bane of the earth, but they knew they could flee to South America and live-out the rest of their lives in peace and prosperity. The people didn't even notice.

      The 138 year head-start didn't seem to bolster the brain power.

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    3. I'm staying out of this one. You two keep slinging crap at each other.

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  3. Dearest Lord Bison,
    I must admit that you have made me a believer in the way of the bicycle. For everything from bugging out (which is not my "Plan A") to simple hauling in PODA it's the ultimate utility tool. Cheap, easy to use, customizable, plentiful. I've even considered the "what if I'm away from home when the balloon goes up" scenario. Since nearly every garage in suburbia has at least one it wouldn't be hard to barter *clears throat* for one to get home quick. Thanks for the advice.

    -Novice

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    1. Always have a can of fix-a-flat. Most bikes parked in garages have been there forever and have gone flat. Unless they dry-rotted. Test out with a known neighbor with a flat tire. See if this is good theory or not. I may be full of it.

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    2. No, it's true. My perfectly good Trek is hanging in the garage with two flat tires.

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  4. But what about a tralier? How am I supposed to lug all the damn wheat around???

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  5. To tired to run, I will just stand my ground and go out with dignity and grace accompanied by large amounts of gunfire!

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    1. A good plan-that way you only need a few firefights worth of ammo and less food. Plus at your advanging age, why fight Mother Nature, right? :) Good to hear from ya, brother.

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  6. Yup just already have it stashed ! Get ur bones there. I gots me feet or a bicycle but I'd need to pre stage a canoe or tow it with me har har, if'n I had to bypass the bridges over the St. Johns. The BOL is only thirty miles away by road but a million on foot lol.
    Better yet I got a truck to haul the boat to the river with my bike n pack etc. Panniers stuffed to the gills o corse. Just call me Bert heh.....

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    1. I hear ya. Biking to work is easy. Walking the same is insane.

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  7. Wellllllll............

    Let us critique this further.
    At what point in the crisis, do we jump on our bikes and pedal away?
    When the roads are already clogged with cars?
    Anyone see "War of the Worlds" with Tom Cruise? He had the only functioning vehicle amongst the horde. What happened?

    If you bug out by bike before the roads are clogged, you are one dumb survivalist! Could've taken the car.

    Anyone, besides Jimmy boy, bike? Probably NOT. Get yourself a bike, jump on it and go non-stop for fifteen miles. You will be one of the people we see at the side of the road pushing the bike.

    How far are you going to have to bike to your bug out location? Fifty miles? (If you are lucky) A hundred miles? Probably. Probably more.

    Ok, so the highways are clogged. Are you taking the side roads? All the off ramps will be clogged with people exiting the highway, with the same thought, to use the back roads. Lots of fleeing, panicking, distracted people. And here you are, on a bike, amongst them. Road Kill!

    Oh! You say you are going cross country. Any real hunters reading. Are there some real nice bike trails in the woods?? I challenge anyone who thinks this is a good idea to try it. Go to an area you are unfamiliar with. Ride for only one mile. Write up your experience and share it with us.

    Jim, this idea ranks right next to buying BLANK ammo to be dickin around with.

    You Know Who

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    1. We are dealing with bugging out. A bad concept to start. I'm trying to minimize the down side. There are of course areas where the trees are right up to the road, but I'd say a lot of places with adequate shoulders for riding. If the car is moving, why would they swerve to kill you? If you are paranoid, you install side mirrors and veer off road out of their path to be safe. In wilderness, there will be pushing of the bike, granted. I'm assuming you don't plan on doing this through a swamp.

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    2. Why would they swerve to kill someone?

      How many dumb a**es have you seen trying to drive and text? They will be trying to text or read the map or SOMETHING. Distracted. The S has hit the fan. Stampede! There will be a BUMP and you will be rolling on the ground leaking that red liquid.

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    3. OK, good point. Stay off the road, and towards oncoming. I think this is still a minor consideration given some planning.

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  8. Do not underestimate the importance of stockpiling clothing for the post collapse world. You will look silly riding your bike bare assed with nothing but a fully loaded, lever action rifle slung over your shoulder!

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    1. Well, you are leaving at collapse start. I'd hope you already had clothes at that point.

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  9. You can buy a railroad hand car for around $15,000 +$500 shipping and handling. On a guess, if you are handy and so inclined you could build a go cart versions (powered by a gas weed eater motor) for seriously less money.

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    1. Ya gotta wonder why they bother charging S&H on an amount so large. I guess it is a game they play, like making everything 99 cents intead of a dollar. If they are charging shipping of $500, their profit margin MUST be under that, right?

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