What Will You Do About a Bug Out Shelter?

To get insights to help you answer the question in the title, I turned to Scott B. Williams, author of Bug Out and Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters. He was my guest on DestinySurvival Radio yesterday for a return visit. Read about his first visit here.

Do you have tents and tarps ready for a short term scenario? Or do you have a cabin somewhere back in the woods for a long term survival situation? Could you live on board a boat for a while if needed?

In Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters Scott brings up an impressive array of options for your consideration. I was curious to know some of his preferences. When you listen to our interview you’ll find out his choices for a mobile retreat and other survival shelters.

As a result of his travels here in the U.S. and elsewhere, he’s acquired knowledge that makes him an excellent resource on getting out of Dodge and surviving under difficult conditions. For example, we touched on how Nicaraguan refugees on the border of Honduras survived in the jungle by having multiple huts for shelter in out of the way places. They practiced guerrilla gardening, too.

If you’ve thought of living in a houseboat as a means of survival, you might be surprised to know that a number of people are doing it already. But they’re not all in the prepping mode. It’s a lifestyle they’ve chosen, which may one day work to their advantage.

How would Scott provide electrical power on the water? He advocates having more than one alternative energy method.

Should you bug out to public land or private? Is it always to your advantage to skip out to the remotest place possible? Scott shared insights on these issues as well.

Scott is a soft spoken Mississippian and is easy to talk to. He doesn’t shy away from answering questions. If I’d have been sharper during our chat, I’d have done a better job of following up on several of the fascinating topics we discussed. But then we wouldn’t have covered as many items.

I encourage you to hear our entire discussion by listening to DestinySurvival Radio for March 1, 2012 View Scott’s blog at BugOutSurvival.com. Order either of the books mentioned in this post by clicking on their titles where you see them linked.

If you have thoughts on bug out shelters, feel free to leave a comment below and share what you know.


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.

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