Whenever we talk about the need for an evacuation plan or building a bug out bag, it never fails, there’s always some guy who thinks he has it all figured out, claiming that bug out plans are unnecessary and telling everyone how he will never leave his home and supplies.
While nine times out of ten, staying sheltered in place may be a good idea for most disasters, there are going to be emergency situations that force you to have to leave your home. One good example is what happened today in Atchison, Kansas.
I often talk about preparing for the most likely disaster scenario first, before planning for those doomsday prepper scenarios that have a minuscule chance of ever occurring. In fact, a couple of weeks back I wrote an article telling people that your SHTF moment will likely be localized in nature.
This is an event that should be a serious wake-up call for those that haven’t prepared for localized disasters and events; hundreds of people had to evacuate the small town of Atchison, Kansas after a local company caused a major chemical spill.
At first, many residents were unsure of what was happening, with some taking to social media to post pictures and video of the incoming chemical plume.