Which contingencies to plan for - bugging out

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Given that we have seen gas and sewage spills as a result of y2k testing, I think we have more information now as to the kind of contigencies we need to prepare for. Previous discussions have revolved around having two plans, one for staying in your home with no access to services, and the other for bugging out. Given that a gas fireball could come rolling down your street, it looks like the bugging out option needs a little more attention.

I have learned a lot from Ragnar Bensons book - five minutes of reading and I knew how to snare small game, something I never would have figured out. Any other bugging out type resources people have liked?

-- at work (leoneamy@aol.com), June 18, 1999


Greybear is the one that you need to contact. He has gotten me to think of things that would never have occurred to me naturally. The compactness, and completeness, of his bug out options is outstanding. He has posted these ideas on earlier threads. Sorry, I don't know how to search for them.

-- Paladin (HaveGun@Will.Travel), June 18, 1999.

I recommend practicing those snares before you need them. There are lots of gotchas. It's illegal just about anywhere, even though a properly made primitive trap kills instantly, while a legal steel leghold trap breaks the critter's leg and lets it die of thirst. But you can set snares with threads that will break, and deadfalls with cardboard boxes. Once they seem effective, if you have a fenced-in back yard you could always buy a few live rabbits and chickens and try them for real...

You also need to figure out bait and placement.

-- Shimrod (shimrod@lycosmail.com), June 18, 1999.

The SAS Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman. Not as silly as it sounds. Everything is written in plain English and well organised. Covers almost anything you could think of. It will be in my bug-out bag.

-- Gia (Laureltree7@hotmail.com), June 18, 1999.

Hi, I've been a vegetarian for the last twenty-three years, but I still think I need to find out how to trap my food, if I get tired of Miner's lettuce and rice and beans. Anyone know how to trap Wild Tofudebeest?

-- malcolm drake (jumpoff@echoweb.net), June 18, 1999.


:Anyone know how to trap Wild Tofudebeest?

I think you're confused. All you need to do is look for the off-white, cube shaped droppings the beast leaves. At least that's what I thought tofu tasted like the last time I tried it...(grin)


-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), June 18, 1999.

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