74 wrote: To the issue of buging out and being outside, there are simply to many variables to make any generalizations. Weather extremes hot, cold or precipitation could require shelter for an extended period. Security issues might limit your movements or combinations of hazards. If you live in a colder climate and were forced to bugout in winter on foot you will need proper clothing and equipment to be outside for any reason.
Precisely. The idea that you can simply take off with a box-truck full of food/water/supplies seems sooooo simple. But with any kind of weather negates the usability of tents beyond a very short period of time. Can it be done? Yes. But fighting cold and rain at the same time, in a tent and sleeping bag, will quickly become a miserable experience, and such ideas (by my way of thinking) are simply unrealistic.