Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Contest/Give Away - It's TEOTWAWKI and I'm bugging out....


It is time once again for a Joe Nobody book giveaway!  We will run this giveaway for 1 week, beginning today and ending on Tuesday, July 10th.  The winner can choose any Joe Nobody book and it will be signed by the author and shipped to the winners door!

This month, we will be playing our favorite road game.  I have described the game below and all you need to do to enter is tell us what you would take when you bug out (if you can't think of anything to take, just give us your name - it can be a cyber space name -  and we will enter you in the giveaway).  The editor's choice winner will receive the consolation prize of "The Prepared Family Guide to Uncommon Diseases".  Here goes...


It's TEOTWAWKI and I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me....

So, when our family takes road trips, we play the traditional road games like every other American family, only ours have a slight twist.

Our favorite game is a memory game based on "I'm going to Grandma's house and I'm taking with me....".  The game is played by saying what you would take to grandma's house and then the next person says what you would take and what they would take and so on and so on.  You have to remember everything that everyone would take.  One by one, people drop off, as they forget what someone said they were going to take to grandma's house.  The last man (or child) standing is victorious.


Thinking that game a little too boring for our family, we updated the game.  In our version, rather than going to grandma's house, we are bugging out in the aftermath of total societal collapse.  Our game goes something like this....

Sir Knight:  "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me my First Line Gear".

Enola:  "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me my First Line Gear and my AR-15".

Maid Elizabeth:  "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me, my First Line Gear, my AR-15 and my CAT Tourniquet".

Master Hand Grenade:  "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me my First Line Gear, my AR-15, my CAT Tourniquet and  my MRE's".

Miss Serenity:  "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me my First Line Gear, my AR-15, my CAT Tourniquet, my MRE's, and my Boonie hat".

Princess Dragon Snack:  "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me my First Line Gear, my AR-15, my CAT Tourniquet, my MRE's, my Boonie hat and my pink back pack".

Master Calvin:  "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me my First Line Gear, my AR-15, my CAT Tourniquet, my MRE's, my Boonie hat, my pink back pack and my "niper rifle".

Let us know what you would take when you bug out (although, really, none of want to become refugees - maybe we should be bugging in!).

60 comments:

  1. I'm bugging in, with family and community!

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  2. I'm bugging out and I am taking my husband..he can figure out anything!!!!from dinkydotoyou

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  3. I'm bugging out and I'm taking Bear Grylls with me....
    If he can't get me through it, I'm screwed anyways.
    Okay, to be realistic here, I'm bugging out and I am taking my tactical Rem. 870, com quik clot, and some mosquito repellant (I'm from Florida).

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  4. I'm taking my horses- it beats carrying toddlers and young kids and they are the true all terrain vehicle!

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  5. It's TEOTWAWKI and I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me...my grandkids, even if I have to pry them from their parents arms!!!!!!

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  6. it's teotwawki and i am bugging in...with my two best canine companion guarddogs, shotgun, homemade canned goods, and pot belly stove....carynverell@yahoo.com

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  7. I'm bugging out and I'm taking my family, our BOB's, our 1st line gear, my 22 mag screw gun and my 12 gauge street sweeper loaded with 00 buck and the two dogs all loaded up in a T&C van. Shadowfaxhound

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  8. I'm bugging out and taking a bunch of stored food, my medical kit, my trusty gun I'm getting tomorrow for my birthday, and my little computer, so I can keep up with Enola, Jim Rawles, SurvivalMom, and all my "peeps" in the survival community, who always seem to have my back!

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  9. I'm bugging out with my parents cuz that's just the way it goes, (I don't really cook, and my parents are just plain awesome), my brothers so I can play fire team leader, and I can have someone to compete with for commie pararooper bodycount and my sisters so I can play knight in shining multicam. Our arsenal goes wherever we go.

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  10. I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me my Dad, because he can fix most everything. ;) Ok, I'll take the whole family, soap (because I'm just crabbier when I'm dirty), my bug out bag, my cat if at all possible, my bike, and any cheese left in the fridge!

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  11. i'm bugging in! with goats for milk and a large garden plus food storage, i hope to keep us going.

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  12. Enola,

    (captaincrunch again)

    Im taking my M1A rilfe, one roll of tiolet paper, two twinkies wrapped in three feet of tinfoil (Twinkies are nuke proof) I can make a tinfoil hat to sheild my brain from mind reading goverment drone aircraft that are beaming "Justin Biebler" songs into my head.

    When I Bug out, I really "Bug out" (haha hahahha) I gotta make this funny somehow...

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  13. When I bug out I will take my tent and cowboy sleeping bag, my hubby, dogs, food and Bible!

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  14. When I bug out I will take my tent, cowboy sleeping bag, my hubby, dogs, food and Bible!

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  15. I am bugging out and taking my alpha tent packed in bob, tinder kit, lighter, compass, water purification tabs, container for water, Bible, knife, flashlight, extra batteries, gun and ammo, t.p., down vest (doubles as pillow) sleeping bag/pad, extra glasses, sunglasses, binoculars,duck tape, lip sunscreen, ace bandages, first aid kit,walking stick.money, barter items

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  16. Bugging out with beans, bullets and Backwoods Home anthologies

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  17. I'm takin' the kids, hubby and our bobs

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  18. I'm not going!!!
    I'm already "there".
    And, when they get me surrounded I'll have there just where I want them because I can attack in any direction.
    Semper Fi
    Hanftown Frank

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    1. Sounds like Grizzly Flats or Georgetown or? We were GF now North Idaho and sooooooo glad to be out of Cali...
      Paintedmoose

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    2. Closer to Grizzly Flats than Georgetown. Fairly close to Gutenberger Corner (hardly anyone under 70 knows where that is) and on the edge of the Toadstool Mine (even fewer know where that is).
      Contrary to popular belief this is a good place to live and CCWs are easy to get if you pass the background check and pass the shooting skills test which includes hip and shoulder point (not aimed)shooting.
      Hangtown Frank

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    3. In my best Terminator voice, " It's TEOTWAWKI and I'm bugging out with my Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range"

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    4. Hanftown Frank'

      I dont worry much when there's some old Marine around. Let me know if you need a boat ride to a beach and some fire support, Im Navy (or was)

      captaincrunch
      Anchors Away

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  19. We're taking, food, camping supplies, bible, a favorite thing each and all the homemade afghans from me, my mother and late aunt as they won't be replaceable.

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  20. distillation equipment

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  21. It's TEOTWAWKI and I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me....Hope for a brighter future.

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  22. Chainsaw, axe and extra fuel. DB in Estacada

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  23. When I bug out I am loading up the three b's and heading to the farm, which should have provisions already. We have a slower version of mre's there...cattle, pigs, chickens. Not quite as ready as the packaged stuff, but a lot tastier

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  24. DH and I would both take a Bible, he'd add his roll of paracord and I'd add my stash of garden seeds.

    Net and Tim

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  25. I'm bugging out... Wait I have no where
    To go so it would be a bugging in, until no more then I'll bug out with what I have and can take at that time ( since things can change how u travel, with/out vehicle, day/night, zombies/no zombies :)......when the time comes.

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  26. I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me....my wife, Bible, BOB, and rifle.

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  27. I'm bugging out and taking with me my husband, 4 kids, one of those nifty Home Birth kits (since the new baby isn't here yet), and whatever we can carry (for defense, hunting, first aid, food, water, shelter), plus a few Bibles and shofars, and the wagon to carry stuff in.... also a few cloth diapers and handkerchiefs.... and duct tape, in case anything breaks. ;-) If there was "extra space" (haha), I'd love to keep a baby picture of each child.

    PS- Sorry to our cats - you're on your own.

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  28. I am staying where I am if TEOTWAWKI happens. It is secure and I have skills, food, water, silver, tools and the patience to lay low. If I do have to migrate the one thing I will be sure to have in my backpack is three ways to start a fire.

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  29. I'm bugging out with my family to my "bug-in" place!

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  30. At this piont, we're bugging in. With our hump garden (hugelkultur!), home defense 'systems', food stores and chickens, hopefully we'll be OK for a time until our tribe joins us or we join them.
    Lara R.

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  31. I'm bugging out.Taking my husband,pets and what ever food and other supplies that will fit in our camper.

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  32. I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me the B.O.B.s, extra water, the mylar meals, the dogs and their packs, the glocks and the ammo to go with them, the camp trailer, my contacts and glasses and for fun my feather pillow.

    I was trying to think of something funny to take but couldn't think of any. After the fires in Colorado and various other places the importance of "stuff" as opposed to necessity gets put into the perspective it should. Family first and what is needed to survive and defend then pets.
    ~Soggy Prepper

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  33. IM BUGGING OUT AND IM TAKING MY FIRST LINE GEAR,MY AR15, MY CAT TOURNIQUET, MY MRE'S, MY BOONIE HAT, MY PINK BACKPACK, MY NIPER RIFLE, AND MY COPY OF THE PREPARED GUIDE TO UNCOMMON DISEASES...

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  34. Darn! I posted a response a couple of days ago, and am not finding it, and now I don't remember what it was!

    I'm bugging out, but no longer remember where I'm going!! (Probably won't even remember when I get there either--old age is starting!)

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  35. If I'm bugging out (and most likely we'd stay in place) I'm gonna have to take my cow! We love our milk and butter!

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  36. I'm bugging out and taking a truck-full of nobody's business but mine! (OK, maybe my husband's too!)

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  37. I'm bugging out and I'm not taking a Iphone, my husband and the dog (I will sure miss that dog) ...

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  38. I'm bugging out and I'm taking my BOB

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  39. Ha ha Beth I love it!!! It would be called a girls vacation!

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  40. We're bugging out and taking our chickens. We just love those chickens :)

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  41. Prepared Mom of threeJuly 8, 2012 at 4:43 AM

    I'm bugging out and I'm taking my M1 Garand.

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  42. I'm bugging out and I am taking my sanity cause the rest of my family, except the husband, think I've lost it already! when they come to join us, I'll have mine and they will have lost theirs! Someone has to be stable.

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  43. I'm gonna lose this game every time. Why? Because even in fun I can't bring myself to say:

    "I'm bugging out and I'm taking with me ....., my pink back pack..."

    Hey! I have a macho image to maintain (OK so I'm delusional too, does that count as bugging out?)

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  44. When we bug out...we're taking all our kids :) Can't leave them behind!

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  45. Bugging in with my hubby who can handle anything and the kiddos.

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  46. My family, my BOBs and lots of water. Have an adventure to go on!

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  47. I'm bugging out and I'm taking my BOV, my 1st, 2nd and 3rd line gear, my NV, TP, a few drums of food, my weapons, sleeping kit, tarps, my axe and saw, lighting, my wife and her kit, my son and his kit and my little girl and her doll(s), especially Shocken (a doll she named at 1-1/2),change or clothes, bathing kit,toothbrushes oh and her pink back pack- really it's hers, not mine.

    sounds like a lot to type, but the BOV is mostly loaded and ready to pull out.

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  48. I'm bugging out and I'm taking Pez, Cherry flavored Pez

    (cyber name YDKDY)

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  49. My Bible and my Bug out Bag, my rifle and my pistol. I've got my mind and my wits with me at all times (EDC), so I'm ready to go at a minutes notice.

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  50. I'm bugging in with my husband and our food storage.

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  51. I'm bugging out and I'm taking the kids..
    The kids are taking Dad...
    Dad is taking the cow...
    The cow is taking the dog...
    The dog is taking Grandma....
    And Grandma is taking the kitchen sink.

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  52. i was going to bug out, but i procrastinated too long....

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  53. Not leaving, too much trouble and I don't own an 18 wheeler to haul all the stuff I wouldn't want to leave behind. I'll just provide cover fire for the younguns when they move out. Well stocked hidey hole with pretzels, beer and a couple hundred rounds of 50 cal for funnzies.

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  54. You guys got it ALL WRONG. I ain't bugging out, I'm staying here, because I'm already where you're heading to!! Just letting you know it's already occupied. That's all. So I'll just lean back, have a beer n wait. Enjoy the trip. Wave as you go by.

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