Preparing for an emergency situation or disaster ultimately comes down to two questions – should you stay or should you go?
The fact of the matter is that in some instances, an unfolding situation will take this decision out of your hands and leaving home or ‘bugging out’ becomes the priority for survival.
There are other times however, where the safest course of action may actually be to stay put, settling in to ride out the storm within your home until the danger has passed.
Ultimately, as with all emergency situations, man-made and natural disasters have an annoying habit of not letting you know what’s going to happen ahead of time and it’s due to this that preparing for both eventualities is truly the only way to ensure that you’re going to be covered whatever happens.
Putting together a comprehensive escape plan with the ability to leave home quickly either on foot or on the road (ideally a plan for both) is therefore absolutely essential no matter what you’re planning on doing in the event of an emergency or disaster taking place.