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  1. Excellent start to a series of three articles; the information may provide an impetus to move to a more secure location, now. … There’s information available on SurvivalBlog about the redoubt region and other areas. Often the safety of a family depends upon, inept and corrupt politicians.

    1. In California a town (Paradise) recently burned down and 80+ died. … For years the politicians and environmentalists prevented the clearing of dead wood from the forest; the building of more fireroads, and the creation of needed fire-breaks. … A Utility Company was responsible for the spark to start the fire, but the politicians were responsible for most of the fuel, that created the disastrous fire.

    2. In the Katrina Hurricane over ~>1800 people died. The Hurricane was caused by God. … The politicians and their cronies bear responsibility for many of the deaths. … Money designated and needed for strengthening levies was spent elsewhere by ‘crooked’ politicians. The needed evacuation plans and arrangements were ~inadequate.

    In many places, the politicians are blinded by sin. = They become crazy people. = Many politicians do NOT adequately represent the people of the USA. … Read all of the articles in this series about Displacement Planning. +Look through the SurvivalBlog archives for more good advice.

  2. As one who experienced a major earthquake (1994) and major flooding/landslides (2005) that displaced me and my family from our home more than once, I can testify to the importance of having a ‘Plan B’ ready at all times. I now have food, guns, ammo, money, clothing, etc. divided up between three addresses, in case another future event occurs.

  3. For me and my family, there could be a “Plan B” for an emergency, but not a bug out plan. We live East of the Mississippi, and no other realistic place to go. The best option is possible, but we would not be welcomed there. It doesn’t help that the spouse is still against anything prepping. Happy planning everyone, and I wish you the best.

    1. Well, Dan, I guess for a guy like me going MGTOW for very valid reasons, I will not accept any woman (or man for that matter) to be a liability. Somehow you need to convince your significant other to “get on board”. Perhaps there are some female preppers out there that could influence her?

  4. I like the idea of stage items needed if one must leave ASAP. One can pack these containers carefully when times are good.
    However I agree with Dan, where to go? Some people do not have family or close friends to just drop in.

    The best option for my family is our solid 4×4 with extra jerry cans, food, important documents, passport, hunting tools and serious cash to rent whereever your destination of choice happens to be.

  5. As a ‘displaced’ Paradise survivor myself this article caught my attention. We thought we were prepared for this type of wildfire event and an evacuation, but were not in hindsight. Unlike a previous year’s close call where we had 4 + hours of warning and alerts from the authorities via reverse 911 mass calls this time we did not ever get a evac notice due to the speed of the fire as it was pushed by 50 mph winds. (the same weather conditions that PG&E power utility informed us 24 hrs. previously that they would shut down the local grid to prevent tree/wire fire initiation risks…but in fact they did not.)
    Key lessons learned: a) Trust your own sense+feelings on safety, b) get out early…we nearly ended up gridlocked when the main road out closed due to fire crossing the road, thus main town traffic in our area was divert onto our street. c) If you don’t have a checklist of what to do, and what to pack you are NOT prepared. The 5 ‘P’ principle is king in this situation. I intended to write a more in depth article on our experience in the near future.

    1. SH, I’d like to include additional information about ‘Wildfires’ ~ as it pertains to our reliance on politicians and government employees:

      1. “Wildfires and the intense heat associated with these types of fires can send burning embers up into the air. Once airborne, these burning embers or firebrands can travel from one-quarter to ~one mile in the wind. If these embers land on a combustible source of fuel, new fires will be started.” Michigan State University Extension May 12, 2013. [50mph winds in the Paradise (Camp) Fire]

      2. “Fires can travel quickly: up to 6 miles-per-hour in forests and up to 14 miles-per-hour in grasslands. If you have an upward-slope to your terrain, the flames can travel even faster; an extra 10 degrees of slope will double the speed of your fire.” Forbes, ‘Sep 6, 2017, The Terrifying Physics Of How Wildfires Spread So Fast’

      [Adequate warnings and preparation for emergencies usually ~depends upon our governments, local, State and Federal, here in the USA. … It’s ~always best to be ready to ~help your family, friends, neighbors and community, as much as possible. SurvivalBlog is a good source of information for preparing for possible disasters.]

  6. To Dan, There is one place East of the Mississippi that could be a good option. Look at the satellite photo of the US at night! You will see one BLACK AREA – that is West Virginia, primarily in the Eastern part which is quite mountainous. Many small towns. In the 1990’s I lived in Wirt County in the Eastern part, near the Ohio River. WV is a forgotten state, poorer after Obama killed coal, but they are tough, know many old time off grid skills, many HUNT, and the crime rate in many of the SMALL towns is about nil. Why? Because they are good people, and if you trespass, steal, whatever and they find out, you better “get out of town”. A real 2nd Amendment/hunting culture to put food on the table, and just because they LOVE to hunt and fish. Locate away from the major highways and even the secondary roads twist and wind around all the hills and hollows. Rarely a tornado or hurricane, BUT it is prone to flooding. NEVER live downhill unless you are up on at least a 30 ft embankment. That tiny stream will become a raging river. There are smaller earthen dams, know where they are. The population for the size of WV is modest and there does not seem to be a lot of immigrants dumped on WV by the Govt. as happens in many other states. Nor do the Lefties from the Left Coast or the BLUE New England and Mid-Atlantic states move there, though a few newer and very nice homes are here and there. Check out http://www.landandfarm.com for all kinds of properties. Also, there are hunting cabins with land available. You could locate within 50 to 100 miles of a decent medical facility, and the 4 seasons are moderate, though there is plenty of snow in Eastern WV. Avoid the Northern and Eastern panhandle, and anywhere too close to Charleston or Huntington, Morgantown, Clarksburg and Fairmont. If the New Madrid Fault kicks off, WV should be safe. The people are God fearing, helpful and accepting if you are down to Earth. This old Yankee raised gal left Connecticut for WV and sadly circumstances brought me back here in 2001. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and I have done some traveling in my younger days. You can post any questions, and I will be glad to answer any that I can. Property is cheap and property taxes very cheap. You can get a lot of house/land for your dollar!

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