Make a note to get a new dog..I am 100% uncomfortable with my current situation, living in a small apartment, in a very densely populated area, in a huge metropolitan area. It's only until next summer though, when my husband gets out of the Navy. Our bug out plans were to use bikes if we couldn't get out in a car (I doubt we could), but somebody broke into my apartments terrace and stole my husbands bike late Friday night. Me and the dog were sleeping at the time, never heard a sound. My outside light didn't deter them, nor did the kitchen light I leave on every night. Talk about unsettling! There's one reason why I own guns... But I cannot wait until we're back to living in a rural area, with family close by. If something happens before then, we'll be in so much trouble.
The trouble with my travel is that I am not in the same place over and over. I may be in California one week and North Carolina the next and somewhere else after that. I refuse engagements outside of the U.S. and Canada, but otherwise I could be in any city in North America on any given week. As far as having dump spots on the way home, that would not work either (in most cases) because I usually fly wherever I am going - unless it is less than an 8 hour drive. I do have several friends in other cities that I could rely on in a really desperate situation, but I really hate to do that. - Too much like being a beggar.Do you visit a lot of the same areas?
Also I'd evaluate solid spots a circles out from Mrs. Inor. Meaning a 200-400-600 mile out safe haven in as many different directions as needed. These would be spots you could count on - on the way home. Maybe even good enough a spot to leave a prep or two behind.
I'm not a HAM user, but it intrigues me.
I would have to disagree. Realistically, no, you're not going to do 100 miles a day loaded with gear. Lance Armstrong maybe, but not the rest of us. I would be happy with ten or fifteen and would consider 20 to 25 a major accomplishment. But bicycles are a viable option. And not only for "Bugging Out", but for scavenging, security patrols etc. Faster than walking/running, quieter than a vehicle, easy to work on with basic tools and no need for fuel. See the thread I posted in July; http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/strictly-bug-out-vehicles/4702-bicycles-buggin-out-back-up.htmlWow, that is scary. My dogs alert to any movement around our home.
I just returned from a bike ride with my twins. They 5 and we rode about 3 miles with no supplies. It took about an hour and they are exhausted. So forgive me for finding humor in the idea anyone will get far in Bug Out Scenario via bicycle. I am an avid cyclist with years of experience. You can haul some items for short distances, but I seriously doubt cycling as a means to move any distance in any SHTF situation. You'd be better off moving between points of cover scouting for looters and villeins.