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I have been thinking alot here lately on what I would do in a SHTF situation. I have a small amount of food storage, and a small ammunition stockpile. I try to add a little to both every month.

Here is my issue: I am in the military, I rent where I live, and dont really have the time or spare $ to do much more than what I am already doing. I dont have a specific area to bug out to, but I really dont like the idea of bugging in where I live. Anyone have any advice?

BTW, I am married and we have a baby on the way. I am also slowly stockpiling baby items for SHTF.
 

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I have been thinking alot here lately on what I would do in a SHTF situation. I have a small amount of food storage, and a small ammunition stockpile. I try to add a little to both every month.

Here is my issue: I am in the military, I rent where I live, and dont really have the time or spare $ to do much more than what I am already doing. I dont have a specific area to bug out to, but I really dont like the idea of bugging in where I live. Anyone have any advice?

BTW, I am married and we have a baby on the way. I am also slowly stockpiling baby items for SHTF.
I am sure your unit will keep you busy then and there should be force protection for your family.
 

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In the military is were I'd want to be, should the SHTF. You've probably got enough stockpiled MREs on base to keep yourself in fighting form for long after us lowly citizens have resorted to eating family pets and possibly each other.
 

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Just take your family to your base (Lejeune, I assume), or have them go there. I would imagine there are already plans for taking care of the families, anyway.

Just keep a BOB ready that will have the things they need to make it to your base. There are also many, many retired Marines around there. I'm sure they would be a resource, too.
 

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I have been thinking alot here lately on what I would do in a SHTF situation. I have a small amount of food storage, and a small ammunition stockpile. I try to add a little to both every month.

Here is my issue: I am in the military, I rent where I live, and dont really have the time or spare $ to do much more than what I am already doing. I dont have a specific area to bug out to, but I really dont like the idea of bugging in where I live. Anyone have any advice?

BTW, I am married and we have a baby on the way. I am also slowly stockpiling baby items for SHTF.
I can only tell you what happened the one time MacDill AFB (Google Maps) had to prepare in expectation of Hurricane Charley (Hurricane Charley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). I worked in a classified environment and was asked to assist in powering down servers containing classified information for them to be relocated. The servers were on the lowest floor and if the hurricane struck the peninsula where the base is located, it was expected everything would be destroyed.

So we power down and disconnect the servers from the network and power cables. Then someone had the brilliance to ask "Now what?" There were no trucks or escort for the systems. The only planes left other than the NOAA craft were the last minute movers. Everyone responsible knew where the servers were supposed to go, but not how they would get there. Military planning at its best. With no vehicles, security, or other crafts to relocate the server, they were all reconnected and powered back up. Lucky for us, the hurricane changed direction.

This base is the headquarters for Central Command (fighting the war in the Middle East) and Special Operations Command. The servers were directly related to the war that's on-going so they were important. Is this the kind of planning you want to go into the protection of your family? If it were me, I'd come up with a plan now and save up money. You don't have to immediately send your family to another relative or anything, just get them out of harms way. You need to come up with a plan.

For the MacDill incident, most people sent their families to Orlando. If you look at the map linked above for MacDill, going NorthEast, East or SouthEast would be the best bet. I'd get at least 100 miles away, but the more miles between your family and the problem area, the better.

Get a map and radius a circle around your area at whatever distance you feel comfortable. Look for town and hotels near the circle. Check rates and the like and plan. Likewise make sure you have all important documents or copies of important documents ready to go.
 

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Nice tent and camping equipment? Spend some of your first money on a good water filter and some collapsible water jugs. Remember your wife is hydrating for two.
 

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If you are in the military you need to read your Constitution and remember your oath to uphold it. Be prepared to refuse illegal and unconstituional orders. They are coming.
 

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Contact your "Family Readiness Center" (may have another name) at your military base. They have trained military and civilian advisers to help you with any difficulties that you and/or your family may have. Everything from financial to marriage problems. They should also have a web site. They help everyone from new recruits to retired military. Keep us informed.

Thanks for serving our country!
 
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