Bug out camping

  • April 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM

I would like to do a bug out trip were you can try what skills you have gathered. This is where you would only bring what you be able to grab and carry to your vehicle in just the few minutes you have after a bad situation. That ranging from cooking gear, food, shelter, tools, camping gear, and weapons. The main idea behind this trip is to see what you can do with you have. Learn what will work and what you need to improve upon. This is also a good chance for everyone to learn new stills for surviving. Learn
Land navigation, fire starting, how to use 4x4 equipment to help make a camp, and more.

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  • Lonnie

    If anyone wanted to build a water purification system with 2 5-gallon buckets. Here is a link to the small filter. http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/product/CAMP-352

    2 · April 15, 2013

    • gadinaz

      I've done business with cheaperthandirt for years and have never had a bad experience. Also I have a couple of these filters. They're small and easy to take along in a bug out situation using Camelback Type Water Bladders. Also, you can use several of these filters, in the top water bucket system. I've also purchased one of these: http://www.cheapertha...­. As it's part of my Bug In/Bug Out Supplies.

      April 17, 2013

    • Tom

      I have a Sawyer PointONE All in One Filter(SP181). It is a complete kit (minus a bucket) to attach a bucket, squeeze bag or water faucet. Seems pretty simple and says it good for'1 million' gallons. I was considering a ceramic style but figured in bug-out scenerio it could get broken. My plan is to still get a portable UV filter to kill off any bugs that can make it through the .1 holes. Someone here posted a link to CH Kadels (http://www.chkadels.c...­), that is where I ordered it. My bugout bags have those 'straws' in them and this would be by endpoint filter. Who knew, being prepared would be so extensive, but cool and fun as well.

      April 18, 2013

  • Diane m.

    We really enjoyed all of you, and appreciate your freindship just let us know when you need / or want to come up again for any other type of event or just to get away from it all and enjoy the view

    2 · April 15, 2013

  • Kelly

    Awesome weekend....great to try out equip, what wonderful hosts.

    April 15, 2013

  • Tom

    Had a very good time, enjoyed meeting and spending time getting to know everyone. Jessica thanks for arranging this meetup and I would also like to thank Ralph and Dianne for hosting. Looking forward to doing this again.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Tarico & J.

    We had a great time! Very friendly people! Nice property!

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Laura I.

      Nice updating on the screen name Joanne.

      1 · April 14, 2013

  • Laura I.

    Enjoyed everyone and everything. Dianne and Ralph we the most wonderful hosts. Thanks also to Jessica for getting the trip started.

    April 14, 2013

  • Omar

    Work changed. My brother and I will not be able to make it. I was really looking forward to it. I hope there will be follow ups. Practice makes perfect.

    April 12, 2013

  • jessica

    Thanks for the update Laura I will be up the around 6pm maybe early.

    April 12, 2013

    • Laura I.

      It took me about 2'5 hours

      April 12, 2013

  • michael B.

    I've gotta go check out my property ,if I'm gonna drive 3 hours I'm gonna go to my property

    April 12, 2013

  • Laura I.

    Turn is .4 miles past 112, go towards left with largest grade of road after you turn off highway

    April 12, 2013

  • Laura I.

    Trio to was still too frozen to cook today. We can either grill it tonight, or solar oven it tomorrow.

    April 12, 2013

  • Laura I.

    It is awesome here! One last detail missing from directions, after the last 2-3 miles on olo turn left at the tractor

    April 12, 2013

  • gadinaz

    Thank you, I really appreciate it. Gunna try to get it fixed today, make it up tomorrow. This is a Bug Out event, and that includes having a prepared Bug Out Vehicle.

    April 12, 2013

    • jessica

      Ok let me know u if u change ur mind

      April 12, 2013

  • gadinaz

    Doesn't look like I can make it. Transportation issue.

    April 12, 2013

    • jessica

      If u r free by 2pm I can take up with me

      April 12, 2013

    • jessica

      [masked] is my #

      April 12, 2013

  • Karlene

    Gotta do the work routine. :(

    April 11, 2013

  • jessica

    Hey everyone. Well, Friday is just a few days away and I can't wait to see everyone there! Remember now that this is bugging out, and if you want to try any new gear bring it along. I am betting that everyone wants to see what each other has and what they may want to add to their list. Also, if you would like to discuss any thing in regards to bugging out, how to survive, or share any ideas you may have on prepping. Please let me know. :)

    April 9, 2013

    • Lonnie

      Hi Jessica, I need the camp location as I've lost the one you sent me last month. when is a good time to show up on Friday? [masked]

      April 11, 2013

  • michael B.

    Where is this camping gonna be

    April 7, 2013

    • michael B.

      I never got directions

      April 9, 2013

    • jessica

      I just sent the dieections to both of you guys let me know if you got them.

      April 9, 2013

  • Omar

    Awesome!

    April 8, 2013

  • Scot

    Mom's weekend 12-14. Not going to work for us.

    April 7, 2013

  • michael B.

    Were a maybe

    April 6, 2013

  • Diane m.

    . April 5 thro the 14 Ralph& I will be up on the mountain all that time so if any one wants to come up early please come up. May put you to work. Diane

    March 26, 2013

    • jessica

      Laura I just sent you the directions if you have any problem with them please let me know.

      April 6, 2013

    • Laura I.

      Got them, thanks! So jazzed!

      April 6, 2013

  • gadinaz

    General question ... are there any who will be bringing two-way communication radios? If so, what make & brand? All I have is a clumsy old CB.

    April 3, 2013

    • Tom

      I will be bringing a small hand held cb and a pair of Midland GXT 795 radios.

      April 4, 2013

  • Laura I.

    I would like to make Tri-tip with my solar oven for the group dinner Friday. Made it tonight and it was yummy. Planning on heading up Thursday mid day.

    March 31, 2013

    • jessica

      Hey Laura that sounds great, I can't wait to try it.

      April 3, 2013

  • jessica

    I will be heading up to the site on the 12 about 330 I should be there. I hope to see you all there, and if you still need the directions please get in contact with me so I can give them to you.

    April 2, 2013

  • Diane m.

    Happy to have you come up early.. if you you are confuss just call.

    April 1, 2013

  • jessica

    Hey everyone we will be doing this at Diane's place. Though, for certain reasons I want to give out the directions in person. Place contact me for them. Thank you.

    March 7, 2013

    • Laura I.

      How shall we contact you? You can email me @ [masked]

      March 7, 2013

    • jessica

      my email is [masked] contact me for directions

      March 21, 2013

  • Diane m.

    Mike & Chris. If it ease your mind Ralph is a nurse. And we have a emergency kit. We will be there and be able to help with any needs . We have 2 guest trailer if needed and water ,bathroom . Verizon cell phone works. And a helicopter landing pad. Diane

    March 20, 2013

    • jessica

      Hey, Diane thanks again for letting us holding this event at your place.! An, I love the fact that you have a heli pad that cool.!

      March 20, 2013

  • jessica

    Hey everyone well, the B.O.C. is just 3 weeks away and I can't wait to see everyone there. Also, looking forward to learning new things with everyone.

    March 20, 2013

  • Mike

    Hello everyone. Chris and I wanted to chime in on this event. While we both aren’t fans of legalize after getting some legal advice we wanted to make sure everyone involved understands the following. We fully support everyone getting together for this event but due to its length of time, it’s remote location and the number of people involved the Northwest PHX Valley Survival Preparedness Group or individuals associated with the group cannot and will not take responsibility for your safety, your personal security or damage to any gear you bring along while you participate. You are all big boys and girls and by attending any event setup through the site you acknowledge that dangers foreseen and unforeseen are out there and that you alone are fully responsible for protecting yourself, your loved ones and your belongings while attending meetups. That being said we sincerely hope all attending have a wonderful time.

    2 · March 20, 2013

  • Tarico & J.

    Diane when you say theres water that means? Do you have a well? Or is it a river, lake etc?

    March 17, 2013

    • Diane m.

      I have a well. I don't drink it but could. Use it for shower

      March 17, 2013

  • Diane m.

    34.892N[masked]W

    March 16, 2013

  • gadinaz

    Ummm, if I could make a suggestion. Many of us have GPS's, so perhaps, you may provide us with the bug out GPS coordinates? That way we get to practice using our units?

    March 16, 2013

  • Diane m.

    yes

    March 16, 2013

  • Lynn

    Hooray! Bringing the quad and the wagon (to haul stuff.) Solar panels, guns, wood harvesting equipment and other survival tools.

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Laura I.

      Is Suzenn coming, you have no +1?

      March 7, 2013

    • Lynn

      Dough! Thanks for the catch.

      March 8, 2013

  • Lynn

    Suzenn coming too

    March 8, 2013

  • Diane m.

    I have a place for you to try out your skills. 3hr drive, camp ground, shooting range .Quading by Wikieup az
    call me diane[masked]

    February 25, 2013

    • Diane m.

      Yes

      March 3, 2013

    • Laura I.

      Super awesome! Love high desert camping! So does my pooch!

      March 7, 2013

  • Diane m.

    Yoy can bring any thing thing you want.. I am very excited you are all coming up.

    February 28, 2013

  • john r.

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity

    March 1, 2013

  • jessica

    I just set the date for April 12-14, if anyone has any questions or concerns about the date please let me know so we can see about any changes. Also, if just want to come up Saturday that will be fine. Fri night will be setup of camp.

    February 28, 2013

  • jessica­ changed the date and time to Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    February 28, 2013

  • john r.

    I think this is a great idea.

    I would like to have a conversation about why folks choose different bug out vehicles.

    I have two a Chevy HHR and a 1995 Damon Motor home.

    I chose the motor home because it provides a mobile ready made platform which can provide comfort, storage of food, water and fuel.

    In addition they are easy to outfit with solar modules and small wind turbines for electricity. Also, many motor homes have built in generators and LP tanks.

    The seats in the HHR fold down so the car can easily convert into a place to sleep which will be off the ground and out of the rain. There's lots of room for camping gear, a boat can be put on top and a bike could be put on the back. It can pull a small trailer and gets about 25 mpg loaded. 35 mpg empty.

    February 28, 2013

  • Tom

    My bug-out plan(s), due to some physical limitations, now includes a camp trailer. Is this going to be allowed?

    February 28, 2013

    • jessica

      Diane says u can bring, so I don't see a problem.

      February 28, 2013

  • jessica

    iI want to make this a two night trip so we can get the most out of the Sat and early Sun morning too. Waiting a month is fine with me so everyone can fine turne their gear if they need too. An, we can go to the prepper expos. One might get something there that they want to try out in the woods.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • john r.

      Hi Kelly, I'm getting better every day. Not sure how long I will be here. I'm guessing one to two weeks. I would be glad to help you hook up your solar modules. Do you have a battery? Did the modules come with a charger controller? Talking/helping others is a great way to keep my mind distracted.

      February 26, 2013

    • Kelly

      wow, that's a lot of time at rehab!! Thanks soooo much for wanting to help me, yes, I have the battery and controller that they suggested at Harbor Frt, I also have an inverter.

      February 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    I could only do Apr 12-14......is anyone interested in carpooling, I have a minivan.

    February 26, 2013

  • jessica

    Does April 5-7 or 12-14 sound like a good date for everyone? Please let me know so I can set things up. Thank you

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • gadinaz

      Makes no difference with me.

      February 26, 2013

    • Tom

      The 12-14 date is better for us. but I will know more in about a week or so.

      February 26, 2013

  • Tom

    Depending on date choosen and other obligations - sounds great.

    February 26, 2013

  • Lynn

    April 6-7, 2013. Miss Easter weekend.

    February 25, 2013

  • Kelly

    I need a month just to dig out all of my equipment!! My solar oven is packed way in the back....and I'd like to have a semi-warm night! Is it one or two nights?

    February 25, 2013

  • jessica

    I would like to do this event some time in march or April. So, if you have really never done this kind of living you can know what it is like to live in a cold situation. Can everyone that wants to do this please give me some dates in this time period that can work for everyone. I am asking this so everyone can come and get a good experience from it.

    February 25, 2013

  • Judy

    Count me in but it depends on date.

    February 25, 2013

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