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This article has been contributed by The Prepper Journal. I wanted to address a few common misconceptions that I think some people have with how they plan to address a SHTF event in their lives. There are some that are more dangerous than others granted, but all of these prepping myths give us an opportunity to dissect various topics in the prepping community to better understand the risks and rewards of various approaches.
This is the bug out to the woods strategy that I read about often in comments or on forums. This weekend I was walking with my dog on a new trail we had discovered and as often happens, I began to look around at the trees and water sources and soak in the apparent solitude.
I think about how remote we are when we get into the woods and the sounds from roads, picnic areas or nearby neighborhoods falls away and you are left with the feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere.
I think about this even though I know full well that I am just a short walk back to the parking lot where myself and dozens of others have pulled in temporarily to enjoy the outdoors and a relatively undisturbed spot of nature that our tax dollars are funding.
I was walking down trails, crossing small creeks and envisioning how someone could think that if a disaster happened how they could run out here and survive for a while at least.
If this is your plan, you might want to consider a few things first before you leave it all behind and step into the woods for what could be the last time.
What do you think you are running to? For the purposes of this article, we will assume that you and your family must leave your home.
This could be for a whole host of reasons, but we will go on the assumption that you are running from a bad situation riots, war, plague, and zombies and your hope is to find peace, safety and perhaps a new life hidden in the woods of a nearby forest. There is no place else to go and if you simply walk into the forest, you can find a place next to a stream or a lake, set up camp and begin hunting for wild game and frying some freshly caught fish.
Maybe you even have a location that you have been to before that you know is perfect and you think that you will be safe in this remote space in the woods and that somehow you will be able to avoid whatever it was you were running from.
Now, I will admit that there are people who can walk into the wild and survive, even thrive. Is this a group you consider yourself a member of?
Most of us, even the crustiest through-hiker on the Appalachian trail needs supplies to live. Can we go out for brief times and survive? Of course, but if you plan to walk into the forest for the rest of your life with nothing more than some snares you have never used, your trusty.
What are the downsides? The downsides to this approach are numerous but I think the main two are that most of us do not live in the middle of nowhere. If a societal collapse were to happen, there would be a lot of other people with bug out bags hiking into the woods right along with you.
Where I live we have a homeless population that disappears every night. These homeless people have a stable society they can walk to for shelter or a handout on most days. What if the stable society collapsed and started moving in with them? What if nobody could eat and there were no shelters to go when the temperature gets cold?
Your tent offers zero protection from a sharp stick, much less bullets. Additionally, have you tried to live in them for weeks at a time? Even the best tents start breaking down and hand-made shelters would need to be constantly worked on to maintain their weather proofing.
If you are surrounded by forest, it will be harder to see people approaching you and it would be easy for them to spy on you from a distance without being seen. What about if you wanted to leave camp?
Leave someone behind and they could be overwhelmed by larger numbers. Would you leave a woman alone in this situation? Is there a better plan? Does that mean I will never leave my house regardless of the reason?
No, but I would have to be under extreme pressure before I would take my family into the woods. If I was making my way somewhere and only needed to stop in the woods for the night — that would be one thing.
I would not plan on packing all our stuff on our backs and hiking into the forest though and expect to survive for very long. What if you know how to forage off the land and you can eat nuts and berries? Give me my home and zero electricity or water over the nakedness of the forest any day.
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