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Not able to bug out...what to prepare?

This is a discussion on Not able to bug out...what to prepare? within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Hubby & I have 2 children under 2. Starting to realize that bugging out may not be ideal for our current situation. To make matters ...

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    Not able to bug out...what to prepare?

    Hubby & I have 2 children under 2. Starting to realize that bugging out may not be ideal for our current situation. To make matters worse, we live in a more "dangerous" area of town, occasional gun shots & I know that several of our neighbors are drug dealers, & did I mention we live in a condo. If we HAVE to stay put, what is some must have items to have on hand?

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    I would say firearms.. ammo, food, water, and more ammo.
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    Being a fellow Alaskan I would guess you live in Anchorage. Muldoon? Fair view! Spenard? Move to SE Alaska. Much more stable! Ability to feed yourself and being on an island keeps the rift-raft out. Good luck

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    Alaskan- Good guess. Our condo complex backs to Muldoon! Hubby & I are hoping to move before fall, but his job is our hinderence. He works in a financial field, & we have to go where he gets paid enough $$ to support us (& all the student debt we racked up).

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    Gman303 - as for guns & ammo...our current supply is being housed at the in-laws. They live in another town, approx 30 minutes drive time from us. We currently don't have them here due to us not having a secure location to store them away from kids...

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    so..no guns. cant leave.
    i would start networking with your neighbours, maybe get a small group together so yall could all huddle up, before the bad guys come take your goods.

    why not a lock up heavy duty type box for gun and chain it down, something. start karate classes maybe. do something , at least go down fighting
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    Well you live in Alaska and they have great supplies there for the people who live off the grid. Most stores sell supplies. I realize you don't have a lot of room but utilize what you have, under sofa etc. Water is your main thing. With small children you need supples for them. Extra gloves boots, etc. fem care products for wife. There are soo many ways to go about this. If you are in a bad part of town what about bugging out to the inlaws place. Store supplies there?

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    Moving, at least to a better area in the same region, would be a good first step. Along with that, you need to get your weapons at your location pronto. A gun not where you need it is worthless. At this point, it would be better to sell an extra, and buy a simple, but effective safe or storage box than to store them else where.
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    because of the weather in alaska is extreeme it would be very hard with 2 kids to bug out.
    are the nieghbors your friends? can you trust them to prepp and train with? before you run and get your guns- make sure you train wit h them. i had two in pampers so i know trainign all all the good stuff is hard. but its worth the sacrifice. front sight has a place in alaska. but more than that even if you need frre training. theres always nice people at the range who will show you how. but remember you alwasy get yer monies worth :/.

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    Rule #1: It takes a village to survive the zombie apocolypse. If you can't leave, most suburban and "subrural" people will need a community of some kind within which to pool resources. That said, I plan for 3 distinct scenarios:

    1) Get home - to get me back to my family
    2) "Stay put" - 3 days to 3 weeks with no power. Natural disaster type scenario.
    3) SHTF - Gotta go and everything has to be portable

    No matter what neighborhood, shelter, water, food needs must be minimally met. After that I would focus on protection (in no particular order):
    ) "Stand off" weapons - My personal favorite is the Mossberg 500 series 12 gauge with plenty of Home Defense rounds. Include a sling and iron sites
    ) Pistol + Holster + Mags + Ammo + good belt for each adult.
    ) Fixed blade knives for each adult
    ) Last resort self defense options for the kids are a mystery to me...but might be necessary where you live?

    I emphasize the holsters and other accessories because they are critical in your situation. in an SHTF scenario you need your hands free as much as possible

    Just my .02...

 

 
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