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RandyofPirate's Survival Plan
Background On MeI am from Texarkana, a twin city on the border of Texas and Arkansas. The population is around 70,000 and is spread out over a fairly large area so the population isn't as dense as in some larger metropolitan areas. Interstate 30 and US highway 59 intersect here so any freight or traffic coming from Houston, Austin, or Dallas comes through here on its way to the North, North East. I am married and have a 5 year old who is with me every other weekend. I work about 30 minutes from town at a very large paper mill. My house is located near the city fair grounds close to the edge fo town where the housing starts to thin out.
The weather around here gets to be over 100 in the summer and can get down to the teens in the winter although temperatures that cold are not that common.
I am an avid hunter, fisherman, and motorcyclist. My wife is a two time rodeo queen and has competed in barrel racing and other rodeo events for 8 years so needless to say, she can handle herself around livestock.
Bugging InMy house is a single story, 1300 sq/ft house. The single car garage is on the north side of the house and has no windows. The south side of the house also has no windows.
The garage door will have to be screwed shut. I have plenty of self tapping screws and a screw gun to do this. I would then brace the door with 3/4 plyboard i keep in my attic. The attic access is in the garage so the garage would need to be sucured in case we have to retreat to the attic as a last resort.
There are two doors to travel in and out of the house. Both doors go into the living room. The front door has an entrance hallway. I would barricade this door with the couch and loveseat. I have plenty of camping chairs to use, but I really don't think there will be much leasure time anyways at first. The back door would be barricaded with the 250lb tv stand/storage chest in the living room. The other windows of the house would be boarded up with plyboard and 2 x 4s and baricaded with other non essential furniture (i.e. beds, couches, tables).
I would fill the bathtub and sink in the front bathroom with water. The sink in the back half bath can be used for washing.
I keep enough canned food and camping dried foods to last for around a week and whatever parishable food that would be cooked and eaten first. All meat would be cooked immediately if the power went out on my grill. We also keep around 48 bottles of water in the house at all times. If the outbreak is serious enough that this would not be sufficient, we would be moving to one of the BOL's.
The area we would be bugging out to is a hunting grounds a close friend of the family owns. It sits about 10 miles from the nearest town and 25 miles from the city I live in. I have 3 routes planned to get there. One is by water just incase the streets are completely impassible. There are several old building that include a barn and several small sheds that could be used for a rough shelter. The parts from these could easily be used to create a stronger and more efficient shelter.
The land is roughly 500 acres and is a series of 3 or 4 ridges. The land directly north is abandoned and owned by a small back woods fish restaraunt. The river snakes around the north side of their land to the east side of ours. The west border is a small country road. There are maybe 6 houses on the road and it stretches for around 10 miles so the population of the area is almost none. The South side breaks out into a few fields used for raising cattle. The cattle could become a viable food source but I would like to avoid stealing livestock if at all possible.
The population of wild game on the land is pretty abundant. The deer heard is pretty strong but the most reasonable food source are the hogs. There are at least 3 different packs we have living on the land, one of which numbers over 30 hogs. These could be caught and bred for food or just hunted. The large game would have to be mainly taken in the winter months because of the temperatures. Smaller game would have to be the main source of meat in the summer. The land also has a lot of edible berries and and other plants. I will have to plant a small garden to feed the family though.
There is only one passible road coming into the land. I am planning on cutting down trees where the road meets the small county road to keep people out. it would only take a few trees to completely hide the road altogether. We will have my truck and ATV to get us there but there wont be much use for it after that.
SuppliesBOB- currently working on improving this. But as of right now, it contains a 22 pistol with around 2000 rounds. a .40 cal pistol with around 100 rounds. 100 rounds for my .270 rifle and 2 boxes of shells(bird shot) for my 12 gauge. I have 2 boxes of water proof matches and a cigarette lighter. a ball of drier lint. A skinning knife. A bone saw. A compact book on edible plants. about 200 ft of nylon camo cord. 2 flashlights and several batteries. I have more ammo in my guncase that I would grab if I had time. 2nd BOB- for my wife to carry- Water purification tablets. A small first aid kit. About 100 fish hooks and some 20lb 500yrds of 20lb test line. A wet rock. 3 safety blankets and 4 cheap rain ponchos. A bicycle combination lock. a sewing kit. toothbrushes. 2 rolls of 3in duct tape. I am also keeping a case of MRE's at the house. We use them camping so when I get down to half way through the box, I buy another one. We have several gallons of water we keep as well.
In a perfect scenario, I would hopefully be able to round of the rest of my supplies and load them in my truck. 3 tents, a 20x10 tarp. Charcoal grill. non parishable foods. my bow for which I keep about 20 arrows and 6 broadheads. toolbox. fishing poes. and of course, any kind of alcohol I could find in the liquor cabnet for traiding or recreational use.
I am going to add some heirloom seeds to the BOBs but I am currently trying to find out what would be the best to grow in this area.
GroupMe, my wife, and possibly my son if he is here at the time. He lives 3 hours away so going to get him is pretty much not an option as cold as that may sound. My wife can hunt and is a better fisherman than me. She is surgical with my .40 cal. She knows her way around horses quite well so that could be a useful thing if we come across some. My dad, stepmom, and step brother. My dad is an avid outdoorsman with lots of knowlege on survival. My stepmom and stepbrother are not outdoors people by any means. I could survive without my dad but things would be a lot easier with him.
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