275 Wilderness Bug Out Locations For Your Family

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We always talk
about Bug Out Locations in the abstract: “I’ll grab my bag and
go” Go where? “The wilderness” is not an answer. If
you don’t have a specific location you are unprepared. Bug Out
contains a detailed list of 275 prime wilderness Bug Out Locations.

The Bug Out
Book

Bug
Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before
It’s Too Late
by Scott Williams is an excellent survival
book
dedicated completely to your Bug Out Plan.

Full Disclosure:
Scott was nice enough to send me a free copy of the book to review
here, but I’m going to give you my honest opinion about it regardless.

Bug
Out
was published in June 2010 and has 302 pages packed
full of information, detailed maps,
illustrations, and gear lists.

Part 1: Bug
Out Basics

  1. The
    Fantasy and Reality of Living Off the Land — Scott gives
    a very down to earth perspective and shares the stories of several
    famous survivalists, both good and bad.
  2. The
    Bug Out Bag — Covers everything from choosing your bag
    to important gear selection. He goes over essential survival
    gear
    and doesn’t recommend bunches of modern junk gear.
  3. Advance
    Planning and Location Selection — Gets into the meat
    of the book and encourages readers to carefully choose their Bug
    Out Location by region and important things to remember about
    climate, terrain, natural resource, and various types of public
    use land.
  4. Transportation
    — This chapters his almost all of the possible means of travel
    you could use in getting to your Bug Out Location and the pros
    and cons of each.

Part 2: Bug
Out Locations

The second
half of the book is a gigantic and detailed list of Bug
Out
Locations made up mostly of public use lands like National
Parks, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Corps of Engineers,
Wildlife Refuges, State Land, and some private land areas.

The 275 possible
Bug Out Locations are broken down into 8 regions of the country.
Each region is outlined with a detailed map and information on weather,
climate, land, resources, hunting,
fishing,
wildlife hazards, and specific equipment needed.

  • Rivers Swamps
    and Islands of the Gulf Coast
  • Islands
    & Lowlands of the Atlantic Coast
  • The Appalachian
    Mountain Corridor
  • Lakes &
    Big Woods of the North
  • The Midwest
    & Heartland
  • Wilderness
    Strongholds of the Rocky Mountains
  • Deserts,
    Canyons, and Mountains of the Southwest
  • Pacific
    Crest Mountains and the West Coast

Detailed Locations

Many of the
275 Bug Out Locations in the book get their own section of several
paragraphs detailing things like the exact location, size of the
land area, means of access, resources in the region and main other
useful tips.

This section
of the book
is not something you would sit down and read cover to cover, but
use as a resource for planning and scouting Bug Out Locations in
your area. You really have to read it to understand the level of
research and detail that went into this guide.

About
The Author

Scott
B. Williams
has been exploring wild places perfecting his wilderness
survival skills for most of his live, beginning with hunting and
fishing while growing up in Mississippi. His adventures include
thousands of miles of solo long-distance sea kayaking journeys in
the U.S. and abroad, as well as extended wilderness canoeing and
backpacking trips in every region of the U.S.

Scott has published
four previous books including On
Island Time: Exploring the Caribbean
, Exploring
Coastal Mississippi
, and Paddling
the Pascagoula
.

He also blogs
about Boat Building
and of course his dedicated site Bug
Out Survival
.

Dislikes

The first half
of the book on packing your bag and transportation might be somewhat
basic for the more experienced prepper, but the incredible Bug Out
Location encyclopedia in the second half makes picking up a copy
more than worth it.

Favorite Part

Finding 3 public
wilderness land areas within reach of my home for possible Bug Out
Locations that I didn’t know about.

Overall

Overall I would
highly recommend this book for anyone who does not have a specific
Bug Out Location already planned, or anyone who might want to find
more possible locations in their area. The first half of the book
makes a great introduction to building a Bug
Out Bag
for newer preppers.

Bug
Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster
Before It’s Too Late
is available for about $5
below cover price
on Amazon where it has quite a few 5
star reviews
.

What’s Next?

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also like:

Reprinted
with permission from Survival
Cache
.

September
14, 2010

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