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Tucking in vs. Bugging out

Kevin Reeve of On point Tactical will be giving us a terrific chance to interact with a true urban escape and evasion instructor. Kevin has graciously agreed to come to our meetup and give to us for free some of what he teaches to professionals and organizations. He also teaches wilderness survival and mantracking skil...ls among others. This is a very rare chance to explore details and interact with a legendary modern figure in the self sufficient movement at no cost to you. He is a smart man and very well respected in his field. He has a lot of real life experience from which to draw. This is a link to his bio/resume:
http://www.onpointtac... Here is a link to his site should you be interested in taking some of his classes ( a few of our group have already ) :
http://www.onpointtac... Here is a clip from a History channel doc that he is featured in:
http://www.youtube.co... Upstairs at Liberties will be the setting for a one of a kind info sharing experience. If you have not yet , then please consider RSVPing Yes for Tucking in vs. Bugging out.
Tucking in vs. Bugging out There has been a lot of member interest in dealing with the topic of staying put versus moving out. While we have touched on these issues in different meetings, there are so many variables to take into account that it is virtually impossible to effectively cover the topic in any realistic and cohesive way. So here is what we WILL cover: 1. Advantages and disadvantages of staying put versus leaving your home ( apt or house). 2. The roles of practical applied stealth , subterfuge , camouflage and defense in various scenarios. 3. Alternative route planning and means of transport. 4. If you must leave, where to go ( and NOT TO GO ). 5. Basic urban escape and evasion techniques. 6. Study the tactics used by refugees and resistance fighters of the past. 7. Setting "trigger points" for your friends and family to enact pre made plans without electronic communications. One thing that the organizers have agreed on with regard to this particular meetup : We STRONGLY recommend that you watch the film - The Road ( 2009 - Viggo Mortenson , Charlize Theron , Robert Duvall ) before attending this meetup. It is not a prerequisite for attendance but it will go a long way toward understanding in a graphic and visceral way the pit falls of both tucking in and bugging out. This will be a good time for all involved despite the grim nature of the subject matter, it is always better to have a clue about your options in advance as opposed to being clueless in the moment. Wouldn't you agree? If you have training and/or experience with this topic ( SERE and such) please pipe up and lend your intelligence to the planning of this very important topic for the love and benefit of your fellow human beings. Contact Fernando if you have any special skills to lend or questions to ask. See you soon.

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  • Erica

    It was very interesting to listen to another's thoughts on whether one should "tuck in" or "bug out". Either way, the meeting provided a great conversational environment which allows you to expand your own knowledge base and some things to think about whichever you choose. Great meeting!

    September 28, 2010

  • Devin K. L.

    Well thought out, organized, and executed—especially taking into consideration the main presenter was unable to attend last minute. The information was relevant and on topic, and was delivered in a manner that was easy to digest and relate to. I could immediately see the benefit of discussing and analyzing some of the scenes in the film "The Road" as a starting point for the meeting. It allowed everyone (who had seen the film) to share a similar vision of the evening's topics and painted a very vivid and visceral image of the severity of the situation. I would recommend using this approach more in the future as a means to more clearly communicate your message and possibly save time during the presentation by referencing scenes, characters, or situations in a film rather than fabricating your own scenarios.

    August 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    i was disapointed that Kevin reese didn't show, but the meeting still held
    my interest and laid the ground work of topics that will be talked about next time.

    August 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent!

    August 30, 2010

  • Deb W

    Very informative!

    August 30, 2010

  • Patricia S.

    This was a great topic. I would have appreciated it if there was not so much cross talk when someone is trying to give their presentation. If a person feels they have alot of information to contribute to the topic ask to be a presenter. However I came away from the meeting with alot to think about and a lot of action items. I am looking forward to part 2 in September.

    August 30, 2010

  • Bob G.

    Those who FAIL to Plan, Plan to FAIL! So get your Plan in place NOW!

    August 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am truly grateful.

    August 30, 2010

  • FERNANDO ANTONIO S.

    Kevin Reeve was delayed in Chicago, so we shifted gears a bit. Jason gave a great summary of Argentina's collapse and what that should mean to us. His timeline of the crisis was really sobering. PharmaSteve and others presented the strengths and weakesses of both staying put and bugging out. Also we went over the basics of sheltering in place - Water , Heat , Food , Hygiene , Security. The group was very active and engaged, lots of thoughts and questions. We took a look at how to make a cache tube ( with food , tools and weapons) to be buried along a bug out route. I really enjoyed the variety of alcohol stoves that were demonstrated as a great way to boil water and cook food without toxic fumes.

    August 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meeting and I am glad that I went. Lots of great information as well as a nice flow of input from everyone there. I left with a different perspective on the topic of Tucking In. I guess I'll still learn to hunt and skin a deer just in case...but would much rather stay put...:)

    August 29, 2010

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