How Much Do You Know About Bug Out Shelters and Vehicles?

Bug Out vehicles are a popular topic on some survival forums and blogs. Now you can view a compilation of valuable ideas and insights in one paperback book called Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters, by Scott B. Willians.

I discussed the book in a previous post and on DestinySurvival Radio, but there’s more to be said because this is such a critical subject.

I’ve chosen this book as a DestinySurvival Pick. The full title is Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters: Build and Outfit Your Life-Saving Escape. This is the book you must have when you need guidance concerning the vehicle you’ll use for bugging out, or if you haven’t thought much about what you’ll do for shelter when you get where you’re going.

The book is divided into four parts.

  • Part I–Escape Vehicles
  • Part II–Mobile Retreats
  • Part III Alternative and Backup Vehicles
  • Part IV–Fixed Retreats

Each chapter starts by giving general information, including advantages and disadvantages of the vehicle or mode of transportation being discussed. That’s followed up with specific recommendations concerning various models.

You’ll find chapters on:

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats of all kinds
  • RV’s and other mobile retreats
  • Bicycles
  • And much more…

The section on shelters discusses tents, tipis, yurts, debris huts, cabins, and other survival shelters.

What if you want to turn an old bus or truck into a mobile shelter? Williams covers that, too.

What if you want to protect your vehicle against an EMP? That’s in there as well.

Scott B. Williams is a knowledgeable adventurer and writer. That’s evident as you go through the book. However, as good as I believe it is, he can only put so much into one book. Each chapter could be expanded into a book of its own.

His top expertise is boats. He knows them inside and out. That’s because he’s traveled thousands of miles in the U.S. and abroad by sea kayak and canoe. He’s built boats as well.

What he does in Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters is give you an instructional overview of vehicles and shelters. He provides you with a starting point to prompt you to think and plan for your family.

I appreciate his tips on keeping a low profile, too.

This book is easy to read. Black and white photos are scattered throughout. Headings and subheadings help you navigate its contents. However, you’ll miss significant nuggets tucked away in the text if you don’t look it over carefully.

To get Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters, click on its title wherever you see the link for it in this post.

This is one book you’ll definitely want in your survival library. Explore you roptions for survival before you have to escape. And the need may arise before you know it.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.