The apocalyptic photos that have appeared on the internet show Malibu awash in billowing smoke as the California wildfires ripped through surrounding counties. With wind gusts moving at 60 miles per hour the fire was able to move at an astounding pace and brought communities to their knees.
The destruction was hard to believe when viewed in pictures. Homes and cars were simply melted an obliterated. The fire burned an estimated 111,000 acres killing at least 31 people with nearly 230 missing. This from the Butte County sheriffs office. There were other fires in the area as well but it all brought the same thing to light.
When its time to go, you better be ready to go. Living in a society that is so cushy, we tend to be late or to push the envelope on time. Its rare that we meet a force that demands timeliness in action. WIth the fire it was very simple. You either get your family out of the path quickly or die. For all the bad press that preppers get, this is where the bugout bag makes sense. Everyone affected by the fires either took advantage of their own bugout bags or left important things behind in the path of the fire.
While owning and advocating for guns is a slipper slope these days, its time we get real about the things we need when we leave our home in a disaster. A firearm is one of the most important. You are already a victim and people will look at you that way.
If you have qualms about guns you should build one. You should get to know how a firearm works on a more intimate level. You can purchase an 80 lower receiver and build your own weapon to store in a go bag. You want that bag to contain everything you need to get out and stay safe while you are out.
The fires were quickly contained but what if they weren’t? Will the day come when the winds blow these fires all the way to the coast? In that moment you will be very glad you have that bag on your back. You do not want to find yourself in a shelter with nothing.
The earth has been very clear over the last 5 years. Mother nature is warning you that now is the time to take heed. Even if you don’t live in California, you are going to see a serious disaster and its going to affect your ability to get to safety.
Keep your family safe by building a full scale go bag and settling on a serious bugout plan.