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Risko

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Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« on: March 16, 2009, 05:00:35 AM »
(I'm new to the forum; thanks, everyone, for sharing.  Great stuff!)

I'm in a pickle.  I live in Southern New Jersey, about 20 minutes east of Philadelphia.  I'm working on my family bug out plan, and am trying to figure out routes.  My issue is, if the SHTF, I feel like I'm trapped.  North = NYC.  West = Philadelphia.  South = Washington D.C. and Baltimore.  East = Altantic City/Ocean.   How the F am I going to get outta here???

I only see two options:

1.  Some how plan a route around Philly into Pennsylvania.  I camp all over the place in PA, so I could find a spot, I'm sure.
2.  Start planning to move out of New Jersey -- which isn't a bad idea anyway... 

Any other thought??  ???  Thanks in advance!

~ Risko

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 07:49:16 AM »
Risko...

I'm in the middle of RI... Where the hell do I go?

Same situation man...

Planning the move out of here also....

Good Luck...

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 02:00:49 PM »
move west young men..

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 02:34:47 PM »
I live on Vancouver island, in Victoria. WTH do I go?
Well I have a kind of bug out plan, but nothing definite.
If you look at the road map of South Vancouver island there really are only 3 ways to go north
1: over the main highway
2: Via a small (20 car) Ferry
3: Around and about the West coast of the island.
So I guess I know the ways to go, just dont have the details

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 03:08:14 PM »
Go the opposite way everyone else is going......


No seriously..... If you listen to some people who say you need to be two gas tanks from any major city, guess what? there are about 3 spots in North America you can go..... I think concealment is the best...... Back roads for sure.... the tough spots are going to be crossing major interstates..... i am having issues with this while i formulate my bug out plan..... i am trying to pick the easiest place to cross, and really none of them are ideal, but I am going to drive it and see what happens.

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 04:28:38 PM »
Thanks for the info and sympathy, guys. 

I do have the Pine Barrens with a few smaller state forests not too far from my home.  That would work for a small crisis, but if it is a big one -- Philly, D.C. and NYC all within 3 hours of my house, I'm probably screwed.  Unless I get a boat and keep it on the Atlantic as a smaller dock.  Then, assuming I can get to it, I can exit stage East.  Hmmm ... need to look around for threads about BOB -- Bug out Boats!   ::)


~ Risko

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 06:22:24 PM »
If you can't go north to get across the Delaware to get into PA, you might want to head south and try to boat west to the DelMarVa penninsula.  It would be less populated than Jersey, and if someone would block the bridge at Annapolis, and a few to the north, you'd almost be on a big island. From what I remember about that area from 20 years ago, it's pretty much rural agricultural.

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009, 07:41:03 PM »
If you can't go north to get across the Delaware to get into PA, you might want to head south and try to boat west to the DelMarVa penninsula.  It would be less populated than Jersey, and if someone would block the bridge at Annapolis, and a few to the north, you'd almost be on a big island. From what I remember about that area from 20 years ago, it's pretty much rural agricultural.

I live there now. Still mostly rural agriculture, with a few bigger towns (Dover, DE & Salisbury, MD are about it) Though there are more and more people moving into the area, Seems like more and more farms are growing developments. Maybe we should block those bridges now ;)

Of course we are down wind of everything....

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009, 09:15:55 PM »
IMHO plan at least three routes out of the city, after that good luck with your plans....can't remember who said that "all plans for a battle last about three minutes after it starts...everything after that is fluid so adjust". We live outside the big city but different problem, most places I deliever is inside the big city so I could get caught inside as well.

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009, 06:42:38 PM »
I live on an island ... but I do have a small boat.

Any way out by water ?


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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 11:48:58 AM »
I live on an island ... but I do have a small boat.

Any way out by water ?


Good to have a boat,..  What's 'Plan B'?

And what do you do when your boat is stolen, or has been sunk?

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2009, 11:53:52 AM »
Swim. If water currents are less than a knot, you should be okay.

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Re: Need Advice on Bug Out Routes
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2009, 02:28:18 PM »
Good to have a boat,..  What's 'Plan B'?

And what do you do when your boat is stolen, or has been sunk?

The boat is Plan C.

Plan A is bug in.

Plan B is drive over one of the many bridges.

Plan D is walk out, but if I'm reduced to plan D its because all those close to me are dead.