Aussie_Scout: Not as yet Blueshoes , But who knows what tomorrow might bring
Mar 27, 2020 20:31:57 GMT 10
blueshoes: Aussie_Scout well, i hope they're open and you find ammo you can use
Mar 27, 2020 21:00:52 GMT 10
thereth: Greeting from the Soviet state of WA
Mar 27, 2020 22:21:03 GMT 10
pugs: Doing an extra food and ammo run also today only because I have to go to regional northern Vic anyway so the wife is coming along as copilot for the day
Mar 28, 2020 5:02:51 GMT 10
SA Hunter: New restrictions in place.
Mar 29, 2020 21:23:54 GMT 10
ukaucj: SA Hunter referred me here; I'm from ADL, UK expat and proud to be an AU Citizen, been doing wilderness survival and outdoor pursuits (in the UK, mainly) since I was a teenager and loved it.
Apr 1, 2020 11:37:17 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi mate, and welcome.
Apr 1, 2020 17:10:02 GMT 10
Rellgar: Hello, from a top secret location in the southern United states
Apr 2, 2020 1:40:04 GMT 10
SA Hunter: G'Day Rellgar - how are things in the USA? Pretty bad from what we hear.
Apr 2, 2020 10:26:00 GMT 10
SA Hunter: 2 confirmed cases in home town - luckily in isolation, and no contact with any locals - came back from overseas, drove home and self isolated, and diagnosed positive.
Apr 3, 2020 0:00:34 GMT 10
dagyboy: everyone should read their dictionary as to what CORONA VIRUS REALLY IS.
Apr 3, 2020 12:07:31 GMT 10
ygidorp: So SA appears to have a worse number of cases to population ratio than Victoria, yet we're still all running around working.
Apr 3, 2020 15:51:51 GMT 10
ygidorp: Anyone else feel that we're considered expendable provided the national average is under control?
Apr 3, 2020 15:52:04 GMT 10
blueshoes: ygidorp it might be more that SA's government is already aware that the economy is barely hanging in there, and don't have much reserve...
Apr 3, 2020 16:57:36 GMT 10
Post by quietprepper on Dec 8, 2019 12:06:22 GMT 10
in a proper SHTF rioting on the streets situation, i will definitely be bugging in, in the darkness, minimal noise and movement for at least 2-3 days. Let the looters die off, let people get stuck in gridlock. Then bug out somewhere remote once the mayhem has passed
'Somewhere remote' might be your undoing. You need a definitive plan, in a location you are familiar with and preferably where you have pre-existing networks and/or supplies. Just packing the car and heading bush without extensive prior planning is probably worse than staying in suburbia. I anticipate that in a major collapse, country folk will close ranks and outsiders, especially needy ones, won't be welcome.
Last Edit: Dec 8, 2019 12:55:12 GMT 10 by frostbite
This will be me. Bugging out it not practical. I have enough room to garden and have chickens. Plenty of room for food and water storage. Bought a generator yesterday too. Will soon get an electric car to double as a home battery. Nice and quiet if you need to go somewhere in one too. My home is far more secure than most in my area. You don't have to be the best defended, just the 2nd least defended...
I live in a rural area so bugging in is a no brainer. Plus my elderly parents and brother live here in the same town to.
We decided to self isolate when the first community transmission occurred here in VIC (13th or 15th?) and I brought my parents to my place. It is a lot less flasher than my brother's place so it is unlikely to draw attention.
Rather than start a new topic I'll just use this one.
Who here is bugged out rather than in? It's a hot topic on the fb pages with people wanting to be told when to go 🙄 and most not having an actual destination or BOL to go to.
We are bugged in, which is a no-brainer for us. We live 35km from the nearest town as it is, and can survive almost indefinitely on our stores and what we can produce. We might go without luxories but they aren't necessary anyway.
We are sort of partially bugged-in. Not the way that SHTF manuals describe it as 'going to ground' and 100% hiding in your house...
Is there a term for a half-way point?
"we're avoiding contact but still putting the bins out"? "we're not allowing visitors or visiting people but still doing one grocery run a week, carefully and with measures in place"?
Occasional trips outside, maybe taping teddybears in the window and other non-contact social interaction, but no direct contact limited time outside the house, maybe at specific times of day depending on what's going on
i can see something like a partial-bug-in status for things like post nuclear fallout too, after the first few weeks when there's some radiation around and small doses are OK but not big doses, or in mild civil unrest.
-- Not a lawyer nor a doctor, keep yer salt shaker handy
I'm doing a weekly shop, and checking the PO box if I get an email there's goodies there cause I'm waiting on some "panic buys". But thankfully I'm on annual leave for another few weeks, but then I'll be back in the thick of it.
Bugging in - though the family are already in lockdown - except for going fishing to a few remote spots ( where there are no fish either damn it ). We live in a town of about 16,000 people. My bol is 30 minutes out of town, and away from direction that people would wander. It's just not ready yet - that is a priority for me now when not at work. Unfortunately I am about to do 8 days straight, so have to wait a while to get there.