Episode-444- Setting Up A Low Cost Bug Out Location (BOL)

We talk a lot about Bug Out Locations on the show and in the forum, most listeners are more than aware by now of what they are, why you would want one and what makes a good one.   Many may also be under the belief that a BOL is beyond their financial reach.  Now for many a fully stocked second home full of survival goodies may very well be unaffordable in their current lifestyle, yet just about anyone can create a niece little hide away and at worse case have a bit of real estate diversifying their investments.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • How cheap real raw land can be even in fertile areas
  • How owning a spot of land can save you a lot of money
  • When all else fails there is always the tent
  • The teardrop trailer
  • Converting cargo trailers
  • The RV and the story of “Snob Hill”
  • The underground cache – how not to have it all destroyed
  • The empty shack bring your generator, propane and window unit AC
  • Life underground, you can do it but you may not like it
  • Encouraging native wild life, plant and animal
  • The beauty of the “Danger Shooting Range” sign
  • Fencing even just wire makes a difference
  • The hidden entrance, easy and effective
  • The importance of a TO&E and how to develop one

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12 Responses to Episode-444- Setting Up A Low Cost Bug Out Location (BOL)

  1. Jack, Great podcast!
    I found a few things that I think may of interest.

    http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/31528/what_if_a_hurricane_were_to_sl.asp (What if the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico got hit with a hurricane.)

    As you are in Texas, I was wondering if this may be something that would be of interest for a podcast.

    Thanks again

  2. Anyone have a link to that “ManCave” that was talked about?

  3. I thought I should let everyone know when buying property, I’m sure most people have already thought of it. Make sure to spend the $1000 -$2000 to get the property surveyed. The last thing you want to do is accidentally be bugging out on someone else’s property. And the survey will help you remember/find the edges of your property, and when you know where they are you know when some one is on your property. And if you ask really nicely I’m sure the surveyor will give you the elevations, though not official, very useful, even if sketchy. But at least you would have a place to start, and would easily know where the major direction surface water flows on the property (assuming it’s fairly flat).

  4. Very good show with great ideas for me and my husband to ponder. We’ve focused so much on ‘bugging in’ and paying off debt that finding a piece of land for bugging out has been on the back burner. We still like the idea of Southeast Oklahoma and, of course, Arkansas since I’m a nut for quartz.. Now that we are out of debt (except for the mortgage on the house.. 9 years to go…) I’m hoping we can continue to add to our hard assets and keep our eyes open for a really good deal on some land.

  5. I’m looking for the “ghetto” get down, low budget brother bug out location.

    Montana is NOT the place to find low budget land in the under 10k range! Helena is expensive, and the Madison River Valley and Bitterroot can be expensive too. Montana is the land of multi million dollar land owned by banksters and for sale to globalists.

    Rural parts of WA and ID have some great land buys!

  6. Here’s a great teardrop 🙂

  7. Blueeyedevil

    In your show you mentioned a “soft pack” I hear these terms alot. Can you maybe expand on the soft packs, fast packs, this kit, and that kit in a show.

  8. Great show today Jack!

    I know you always say, (something along the lines of) “if you can’t find inexpensive land you aren’t looking hard enough.”

    I live in the Seattle, WA area and all the raw land I’ve been able to find within a 2-3 hour drive far exceeds $10,000 an acre.

    There is a LOT of cheaper land in eastern/north eastern Washington and also southern Washington but nothing within a reasonable drive of my home.

    Can you recomend any other websites/resources to find other land for sale? I’ve scoured the main real estate websites: johnlscott.com, coldwellbanker.com, etc. and also checked out United Country.

    Also, if property is just too expensive to buy with cash, what are your feelings about financing a BOL? Are they ways to write the interest off as a second home/vacation spot (wouldn’t add up to much but everything helps).


  9. @Jenelle, you can write off interest on a second home per the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/publications/p936/ar02.html but I’d ask someone who knows your circumstances just to be sure.

  10. @Luke,

    Thank you for the info! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question.


  11. Jack, please do a show about the cargo trailers and conversions.


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