When the moment comes to take action, things can happen fast. Those who have engaged in regular training will fair better than others who have not. When adrenaline is surging, it is difficult to think things through, and when there is no time to think, training takes over.

Bug-in or Bug-out

Bugging in

To train for bug-in scenarios, start a timer, know where your tools and supplies are. If your squad contains family members who live in the same house as you do, assign each member to specific tasks. For example: have one person responsible for barricading or securing doors, another tasked with boarding up or securing windows, another on water storage such as plugging and filling up bathtubs and sinks, another on setting up radios, weapons, flashlights etc. Practice engaging in these activities at least once a month. Try to beat your previous time. Identify issues with accessibility of the tools and supplies you need, and improve where possible. Make sure your squad has a plan to contact other squads, to give an appearance of vacancy from the street, know your escape routes if attempted breach were to occur. Assign defensive positions in advance based on likely breach locations. Consider hidden cameras, drones or other devices to give your squad eyes on the outside without having to leave the building.

Things to consider with bugging in:

How long to you intend to remain?

How long can you survive without leaving?

Is the nature of the crisis or emergency such that remaining in place puts you in greater danger than leaving?

Bugging out

To train for bug out scenarios, start a timer, contact your squadmates in other houses and get them to engage with their timer simultaneously. Have each person assigned to a task such as grabbing bug out bags, checking items to bring off the list. Have all the items you intend to bring with you located in easily accessible locations. Practice moving quickly while focused on your list so that in a crisis situation you are proficient at ensuring that you don't miss anything. Keep in mind that some scenarios where bugging out is advisable, you may need to sacrifice bringing everything on your list, so it is wise to have your list start with the most important things, and end with the least important things, with a line that separates the things you simply cant leave from the things you can.

Have your bug out location stocked with doubles of things on your list, if possible, in a hidden cache, so that should you have to leave quickly, you have backups of the things you may not have time to load up before leaving. 

Have multiple routes identified on physical maps and know your possible detours. Travel a different route each time you train, and have someone taking notes of sideroads, forest roads, or places you might be able to drive around road blocks by going through fields, etc. Note any obstacles, time of day, day of week, traffic, etc when recording your time of arrival.

It is wise to have some items pre-loaded in your chosen bug-out vehicle inside any spare compartments.

A good bug out location:

-Far from society, cities or towns.

-Not well-known area to outdoor enthusiasts.

-Ample natural resources nearby, food, fresh water, natural shelter such as caves, thick forest

-Wilderness property with difficult access.

-Buildings that cant be seen from roads.

-Cellular dead zones but close enough to an area that could be reached on foot to get signal.

tip: identify the naturally occurring plants and animals for food or medicine in the area in advance.


Physical Fitness

There are many reasons one should be in the best shape possible. The more fit you are, the farther you can walk, the more you can carry, and the faster you can move. Every squad is only as strong as it's weakest member. While there are specific health issues and disabilities which can make it difficult for an individual to not be a liability to others in some way, effort should be made to mitigate those issues if possible. Where you may lack in one area, attempt to be even more of an asset to yourself and your squad by improving where you can. Regardless, everyone should do as much as possible to be as healthy and fit as their personal situation allows.

Consider if your fitness routine is developing practical fitness. Endurance vs Strength. You may want to be assessed by a fitness professional to target weaknesses you may not realize, as well has a nutritionist to ensure that your vitamin, mineral and protein needs are being met. Those who are in optimal fitness and health will endure lean or difficult times longer than those who are not. 


If you are not already trained in self-defense, it is essential. Whether it be a martial arts class, general self-defense class, or perhaps weapons training, there are many scenarios which may occur where being able to defend oneself or a loved one is imperative. Your life and the lives of your family, friends or squadmates may depend on it. If you have a member in your squad that is well trained already, then it they should become a trainer to the rest of the squad to impart their knowledge and improve the overall readiness of the squad.


The more ready you are to rely on your training, knowledge and skillset, the better your odds for survival. It's a broad term, but survival in this context can be broken down into these parts:

Knowledge - first you must possess the knowledge of "what to do" and "how things work."

Equipment - second you must take the knowledge of what to do and how things work to identify and acquire the equipment you need to apply that knowledge.

Skill - third you must practice with your equipment and application of knowledge so that you can develop skills and become proficient in the art of survival.

Mindset - fourth you must train your mind to think things through in a step by step process so that you can use the knowledge you have acquired, with the equipment needed, to apply your knowledge and equipment in the most energy efficient and prioritized way.


Staying connected with your squadmates, other squads, and staying informed about what it happening in other parts of your region, country or the world is crucial to making informed decisions. Each squad should have a designated communications officer who can become well educated on the equipment and then train the other members of the squad. Redundancy is important, also. Having multiple means of communication is desirable. Know how to correctly operate your equipment and ensure each member knows which channels to choose.

Mental Toughness

As the fight against the NWO unfolds, you may find yourself in many harrowing or tragic situations. 99% of everything is mental. Having the right perspective, philosophy, clarity and mental strength will serve you and those you love. Learn and practice the techniques of Stoicism. Adopt and hold a perspective that keeps you from becoming a victim. Train your mind to think through stressful situations by focusing on what you can do to be proactive about the situation. People with power are proactive, victims are reactive and only consider how to respond to "what happened to them" instead of figuring out how to prevent things from happening. Study the great Stoics, as well as Solzhenitsyn and Frankl, Marine mental toughness training and critical thinking techniques. Practice solving riddles or puzzles in chaotic or loud situations. All of this will help to shape your mind into one that is the most fit it can be to withstand coming challenges.