In the wake of recent events, as many more people become aware of the need for situational tactic training, I thought the video below would be of interest. Check it out…




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I’m hoping you found watching this video interesting.

I’ll go ahead and tell you who I am. My name is Lanny Lee, the creator of bugouttips, and I went ahead and compiled lots of next-level videos for y’all here, all of which are survival related. That’s it. That is why I’m here with you. 🙂

Here’s the big “but”…

Alright, so before we dive too deep into this, I’d like to admit something. Admittedly, the main reason this site exists is a selfish one. I can’t seem to get enough when it comes to tactical training videos (like the active shooter survival video you just saw), and I honestly just wanted a place where I could re-watch all of my favorites under one roof.

I also recognize a good opportunity when I see one. Why not just be honest, right?

Hopefully you won’t hold it against me if I’m able to generate a little side income from sponsorships and/or product recommendations.

I just wanted to disclose the fact that yes, I do make money from this site. But make no mistake… I’m not here to sell anything. If something being offered on my site appeals to you, then I’d be super grateful! If this isn’t the case, then I won’t hold it against you. You just being here is good enough for me. 🙂

I’m just cool with watching and sharing survival, tactical training videos with like-minded people! 😉

Sharing survival information and training is the reason I started If that sounds like something you can appreciate, then I’d love to see you again. 😉

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Study Human Psychology to Help You Navigate Treacherous Situations


You’re in a bug out situation. This is the time to be street smart about people – especially if you’ve always been the type of person who easily trusts others. When everything around you is in chaos, you can forget trust.

Nobody is on their best behavior – especially unsavory individuals. In fact, these people are going to be the first to loot, the first to steal from others, and the first to make a bad situation worse.

You’d be well served to have a basic knowledge of human psychology so that you’ll be able to deal with these kinds of people. Understanding body language may be of prime importance. The  body language a person exhibits can tell you up front the type of person you’re dealing with.

People who are out to do you harm have a way of projecting that intent. How are they dressed? Believe it or not, what someone is wearing can give you a clue into their nature and intents.

Someone who isn’t dressed for survival can be a desperate person. You run into someone who isn’t dressed warm enough or just generally doesn’t look dressed for the situation, then this person is unprepared and should be viewed with caution.

If they didn’t prepare their clothes, they probably didn’t prepare their supplies, either. Posture can be a clue to intent. People whose body is tensed or aggressive are showing signs that they have adrenaline running on high.

If they are about to make a move, they may be jittery or showing nervousness. This could also be a sign of some type of addiction – and people who are addicted to substances can be unpredictable.

Pay attention to a persons hands and arms. Arm position can signal that someone is belligerent or angry. Look out for people who approach who keep their hands hidden. They could be holding a weapon.

You also want to pay careful attention to a persons facial expression. An expression can give you a lot of insight into human psychology. Anger is a noticeable expression. An emotionless expression is also telltale.

Both can be equally dangerous. One shows as someone who flies off the handle and the other as someone who may have sociopathic tendencies. Trust your gut instinct when it comes to treacherous situations.

Trust your intuition to read a person quickly. If your gut tells you that you’re in danger, you probably are – and you should be prepared to defend yourself. Studying human psychology can help you understand what others are prepared to do in desperate situations. Be prepared and you’ll be able to handle the situation, if and when the time comes.

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$50 Survival Bag Vs. $5000 Survival Bag • Survival Kits

Check out the video I found on survival bags. This is some very good comparison information and I recommend watching if you’re in the hunt for a bugout bag.

$50 Survival Bag Vs. $5000 Survival Bag • Survival Kits:

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A Survivalists guide to tactical fitness strategies

We all are aware of the importance of being prepared. You have your equipment ready, your bug out bag is packed, camping gear and such, but are you physically prepared as well. Do you have the strength and fitness to carry your gear and get you and your family from here to there?

Here’s a scenario that a Houston area man may have recently found himself in. Flood waters are rising, the ground floor of your home is getting flooded and your wife breaks her leg. Would you have the strength to carry her upstairs to safety.

You are a woman who has been confronted with a potential rapist. Do you possess the tactical knowledge to fight off his advances, or the speed and stamina to run to safety?

There is a hurricane and evacuation becomes necessary but a tree has fallen on your car. Are you going to be able to carry your bug out bag and possibly one of your children to safety?

All these tasks require a special strength and stamina that you need to train properly for. This is the difference between tactical training and fitness training. You need to train like a soldier, not a gym workout.

I think you would be surprised to learn that one of those muscle bound gym rats would have a difficult time carrying a soldiers back pack on a five mile march. My guess is that he’d collapse inside of two miles.

They train to look good in a mirror. They can squat and bench press a ton but that will serve no purpose when SHTF. You need to train specifically for the situational demands that may occur.

3 powerful fitness strategies


  1. Train with relevant weight

As a survivalist it is essential to be able to walk long distances. Walking alone isn’t enough, you need to be able to carry weight on your shoulders.

So, an actual scenario would be the best way to train. Carry a pack on your back that has the same weight of your bug out bag. You could also just carry your bug out bag in training.

When walking, practice doing squats and lunges, as these would simulate best an actual situation. You certainly don’t want to take off your pack every time you need to bend over or pick something up.

Mix it up. Carry your bag in your arms for a while. After all, in a real situation, you may have to carry something besides your pack.

2. Sprinting

I think most people don’t often run and some people don’t run at all. As a survivalist you must train to sprint. While walking burst into sprints at frequent intervals to build up your strength and stamina.

This particular form of training could be very useful to the woman faced with an attack by some unsavory character. The ability to run away from an attacker may be your best defense from harm. The man that can’t catch you, can’t hurt you. Sometimes just the extra effort it takes will discourage an attacker and he won’t pursue.

3. Drilling

For a prepper, some form of self defense is essential. In Karate it’s called katas, a pattern of movements practiced again and again, until they become second nature. A series of kicks and punches thrown repeatedly in order to reduce reaction time as close to zero as possible.

Again this sort of training especially helps women as they are usually attacked by someone with a size and strength advantage. These advantages are overcome by speed, quickness and agility and these are only gained through repeated practice. During a physical altercation, a woman is best served if she acts instinctively. A quick palm heel strike to the chin or nose, a knee to the groin and I think his willingness to chase you is dampened.

Practice your drills, daily if necessary. Remember, if you’re attacked, if you must stop and think, you already lost. Practice is when you plan. Situations call for reactions.

This applies to all preparations, firearms, evacuations, starting a fire or setting up a tent. All skills are made better with practice. Don’t think about it, do it.

A gym rats fitness training and yours are different. You’re training to survive in any situation and as long as your tactical training keeps this in mind, you’ll be ready. Be prepared and stay tough.


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Saving Space in Your Bug Out Bag

The supplies in your bug out bag are the things you’ll need to stay alive when you must bug out. Often people make the mistake of packing two or more items instead of finding multi purpose tools or supplies.

It’s important to save weight in your bag. Cutting down weight means saving your strength by carrying a lighter bag. For instance, instead of carrying a heavy tent for shelter, pack a tarp. A tarp can be used as a water collector, hammock or windbreaker besides being used to replace a tent.

When it comes to eating utensils, a spork serves as spoon and fork.

Don’t waste valuable space in your bug out bag by packing dozens of different items like saws, screwdrivers, wrench, pliers and cutters. a multitool can be found that will replace all these items.

Also, don’t clutter your bag with gadgets. A radio, communication device and flashlight are necessary gadgets but instead of separate  items, find multi use gadgets. 

Instead of something that has only one use, find items that have two or more uses. An example here might be a radio that’s also a flashlight and can be a charger for your smart phone.

Another item with several uses is dental floss. It can be used as fishing line or can be used to manufacture an intruder warning system. Floss can be used to sew clothing or a wound and even used as tinder to start your fire.

Don’t think of salt as just something to flavor your food. It has use as an antibacterial treatment and disinfectant. You can pack small salt packets in your bag instead of bulky containers of antibacterial treatment that only serve one purpose.

Bodywash instead of soap. 

Vaseline is both an antibiotic treatment and a fire starter. Trash bags can be used as rain gear, water proofing or as a water reservoir.

Check out your BOB and see if you can combine some items and maybe save space for something you might otherwise leave behind.

Survival means being well prepared.

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Understanding the Terms Bug Out Bag, Inch Bag and Go Bag

Every bug out situation is different. Some bug outs are temporary, while others may be permanent. Sometimes SHTF and it’s so chaotic that you may never be able to return home. So, temporary or long term is going to determine what type of bag you’ll need.

Different bags for different situations. A bug out bag or BOB, as it’s commonly referred to, is a bag meant to sustain your survival for at least 72 hours. 

A BOB is not intended for more than that. This is the bag you grab when quickly exiting chaos to get to some place safe temporarily. It has all the basic essentials you’ll need to survive for three days. Food, water, extra clothes, basic tools, a way to start a fire, flashlight, communication device and shelter, or a way to provide shelter. Oh yea, also don’t forget personal hygiene.

A bug out bag is intended to help you survive a temporary situation while an inch bag’s purpose is survival in a SHTF event for a longer period of time. Inch stands for I’m Never Coming Home. 

An inch bag should contain all the essentials needed for a week or more. At least enough to last until you’re able to resupply. It will also contain other important items when going back to your house is not an option. 

Along with everything packed in your Bob, an INCH bag should have a water purification method, compass, radio and first aid kit. You also need fishing items, a good flashlight, ax, knife, guns and ammo. Don’t forget the paracord, solar charger, rechargeable batteries, maps, medications and some rain gear.                     

You’ll also want your important documents with you like your ID, passports and anything that pertains to reestablishing your life. Pack a folding shovel, duct tape, and a machete.

A go bag is also known as an evacuation kit.This is a bag that has some of items that you will have packed in your bug out bag. It’s a bag that you would use if you had to leave your home quickly in the event of an emergency.

This bag is not meant to be long term and should be packed with important documents concerning health and finances.

In this bag you will have clothes, prescription medications and hygiene items. The purpose of this bag is to get you to another location where you’ll be OK for a few days until you can return home. It will not have survival items you need in a SHTF situation


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The Importance of Speed in a Bug Out Situation

When you have a SHTF situation on your hands and you have to bug out, time isn’t on your side. Some people think they’ll have either days or hours to bug out – when the truth can be closer to five minutes or less.

In the chaos, you’re going to have hundreds (maybe even thousands) of people from your area trying to escape quickly just like you. Sometimes an unpredictable weather event causes abrupt and unexpected bug out situations.

In the event of a fire or a flood, you have to be able to go right then. There’s no time for decision making. If there’s a local or federal collapse of authority, there’s no time for you to waste. You have to get going.

Whenever there’s a SHTF situation, everything gets worse from the moment it begins. The first step in the process is that humanity undergoes a change. People who feel like their way of life is going to be disrupted can panic and they’ll take it out on those who are prepared.

Stealing, assaults and violent crimes like murder are commonplace when society begins to fall apart severely. You can’t wait around for that step to develop. When there’s a bug out situation starting, some people debate whether or not they’re staying or leaving.

Then within 24 hours, these people who stayed behind realize they’ve made a mistake. They start to feel desperate once they realize the seriousness of the situation and the anger and the complete breakdown of normal society picks up speed.

After a bug out situation is upon you, if it’s 24 hours later and you’re still not ready to go, then you’re right there stuck in the thick of things that are only going to keep on spiraling downward.

You might think the nice guy from the down the street wouldn’t turn on you – but if he’s in a panic or he’s desperate to take care of the needs of his family, you can bet that he’s not going to be that nice guy anymore.

You can also bet that disaster breeds disaster. As they compound, everything unravels – your safety on the roadways, your ability to use communication devices, and your ability to find fuel for your vehicles will all become increasingly hard.

You can’t afford for this to be going on while you’re trying to pack enough survival gear to make it out. If you’re not prepared, you could find yourself giving in to the panic and making rash decisions. You could end up forgetting something important like medication or enough water.


Plan ahead and have all the bug out bags that you need to take care of your family ready to go so that when it’s time to leave, all you have to concentrate on is grabbing the bag and heading out the door.

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The Pros and Cons of Bugging Out Versus Bugging In

In a SHTF situation, there are two mindsets about what to do. Some people believe that you should automatically bug out, while others believe that you should bug in.

There are pros and cons to both decisions. One pro for bugging in (which means staying home) is that you can have more supplies at home. But a con could be that your neighborhood is no longer stable enough for you or your family’s safety.

If that’s the case, then you’d have to make the choice to go. Another pro for bugging in could be if you live in an out of the way area, and you have all the supplies that you need.

But the con is that people who live in the suburbs who need to get out could be heading your way. A good pro for staying in place is if you have an unlimited supply of all of life’s necessities that can sustain you for months or years.

But if you don’t have things like unlimited water, then that’s a con and you need to go ahead and bug out. If you have sick people in your family or you have babies, then staying in so that their health or safety wouldn’t be impacted would be a pro.

But if you’ve heard on the emergency broadcast that your neighborhood or area is about to encounter the fallout from a SHTF situation, then staying would be a con.

For people who aren’t completely prepared to bug out, then bugging in is the pro. Not knowing where to go and not having any idea how you’re going to take care of the rest of the supplies you need is a con.

Until you can put together what you need, you have to take a chance and stay where you are. If your safety isn’t being compromised then stay put. If you’re someone who isn’t good at the basic survival skills, then the pro for you would be better off staying where you are.

But the con of that is if it comes down to the wire and you’re forced to leave, then you’ll struggle to survive. A pro for bugging out would be if you have a shelter that you can get to that’s away from the chaos and isn’t that far away from you.

But if you know the journey to get there is going to cause you to risk your life because society has fallen, then it would be a con for you to leave your current shelter.

A pro for staying is that you’re familiar with your local area and if supplies run low, or if someone gets sick, then you have a greater chance of getting somewhere for help.

But on the other hand, a con is that you could be competing with hundreds or thousands of other who are going through the same thing. Plus, if your city is under attack, it would be a con to stay regardless of how well – or not – you prepared.

One pro for bugging in would be that things might get back to the way it used to be – but a con would be that the short term you’re hoping for may turn into a long term situation and then it might be harder for you to escape.

Do I stay or do I go

After all the pros and cons, one thing is certain and that is the importance of being prepared. The decision to stay or go can be easier to make if you’re ready in either case.

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The Definition of Bugging Out Can Vary

When you hear the term “bugging out,” most people immediately picture getting out of the area in their vehicle so that they can get to their prearranged meet up site.

But bugging out isn’t something that can encapsulate every single situation in a crisis moment. If a SHTF moment happens, you might have no choice but to get out – but you’ll have to do it on foot.

These are times that can occur that might allow you to stay local and you’ll be able to get back home once the crisis is over. Bugging out doesn’t automatically mean that you’re going to have to spend months out in the woods in a survival situation.

There can be disasters when it’s a short term time frame. But the key to success for short term survival that’s temporary and local in the outdoors is to plan ahead. Since you won’t know the difference until it actually happens, you plan for the worst so that you’re prepared in the short term.

You’ll have the gear and supplies that you need to survive temporarily in any location because you will have already planned for a long term stay. A temporary bug out could mean something like you have to go for a few days and stay in a tent at a location you’ve already scouted ahead of time.

In this plan, you need to plan to have enough supplies for at least 72 hours for everyone in your group. When it’s going to be a temporary situation, then you can travel lighter, but only do that if you know for sure that you’ll be able to come back home soon.

To survive in a short term situation, a temporary bug out means you have to be prepared by having your bag, good hiking boots, knowledge of the way out and the ability to get yourself to an area out of the chaos so that you can survive.

A long term plan can easily be adapted into a short term one. You’ll still need the same stuff to start with – and you’ll still follow the same protocol – but just for a bit longer.

By being prepared, you’re in control rather than conceding control to whoever is in charge of the situation – if there is anyone to take charge at all. If a truly awful SHTF situation has happened and you have to bug out and you know it’s going to be long term, you follow your plan.

Get your bag and get out of there. Take your vehicle if possible – but if that’s not an option, then rely on your immediate bug out plan and your maps to get you to the location that you’ve scouted in advance and head out on foot.

In a long term SHTF situation, you know that you may not be able to ever come back. So you head to the location that you’ve prepared for homesteading. For some people, this is a site to camp in.

For others, it’s a bug out cabin or other structure such as a container home that’s well hidden and able to protect you during the event. Wherever it is, this is the place where you begin to set up your life again.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Gray Man During a Bug Out Event?

You might have heard the advice that you should make a good first impression. That’s great advice – except when it comes to a bug out event. During the time when you’re bugging out, making an impression could cost you your life.

If you look at a crowd of people, you’ll notice that some of them stand out from others. It could be because of their actions or how they’re dressed, their facial features, body marks or jewelry, what their voice sounds like, the color of their hair or their mannerisms.

They stand out because they’re noticeably different from the others around them. It’s not a good idea to be noticed during a SHTF event. You want to be a gray man. That means you don’t stand out in the mind of anyone else.

You aren’t enough to make an impression. You can still move through a crowd and even speak to others, but no one will recall you once you’re gone. It’s as if you disappear from the thoughts of others.

To be a gray man, you don’t dress in a way that attracts any attention. The clothes that a gray man wears are bland without a color that even registers with someone else. The clothes a gray man wears don’t carry the scent of any laundry detergent – no soap smells or clothes softener scents.

A gray man has nothing about his clothing or his looks that can be recalled to mind. His hair doesn’t carry a shampoo scent. His clothes fade into the crowd. He’s not noticeable for his actions, either.

You won’t see him obviously checking the people around him or the area. A gray man isn’t recognized because nothing he wears, does or says is worth noticing. That’s how other people miss observing a gray man.

A gray man doesn’t wear cologne. He doesn’t have jewelry. He doesn’t wear any logos, or designs. Nothing can identify him. Nothing is memorable. A gray man keeps his expression bland.

He doesn’t look like he’s focusing on any one person, thing or place. None of his actions will be anything that anyone will pay attention to. It doesn’t mean that you’re not on alert. You just don’t stick out.

To be a gray man, you have to pay attention, stay calm and journey slowly toward your end goal. You don’t push other people out of your way. You move at a regular pace – not hurried – like you have nowhere to go and nothing to do.

A gray man makes sure that his face doesn’t stand out. If there’s something definable about his head, he wears a plain ball cap. If he has arresting eyes, he wears sunglasses.

He makes sure that any distinguishing marks like scars or tattoos are hidden from view. He keeps his voice calm. His mannerisms are bland. He doesn’t interject emotion into his words when he speaks.

The person who is a gray man is one people don’t notice because to them, he’s not doing anything and he doesn’t look like anything worth noticing. He triggers no reaction within them, which, is what allows him to be safe during a bug out event.

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