Preppers must avoid falling victim to Murphy's Law by anticipating and preparing for the conditions they are likely to encounter during a disaster and by adapting to those conditions they have not anticipated that the disaster would bring. This requires foresight and creativity.
Preppers need to be ready for bugging in or bugging out. If preppers are bugging in during a power outage, for example, some of them might be using candles for light. Candles increase the chances of accidental fires. If there are such fires, preppers will have unpleasant surprises if their fire extinguishers do not work because they need to be recharged.
As a second example of Murphy's Law while bugging in, preppers might store heavy items such as large containers of water, generators, and canned foods. If preppers store these heavy items in the middle of their floors instead of close to their walls, their floors could suffer partial or total collapses. This is not the way for preppers to favorably impress their families or their landlords.
Still another example of Murphy’s Law while bugging in has to do with human waste disposal. If toilets are not working, waste will have to be buried. If the ground is hard from frost, however, a digging pick might be the only way to break up the ground enough to dig in it.
Preppers who choose the option of bugging out also can encounter Murphy’s Law. A number of problems could make preppers cars useless. For example:
- Poorly maintained cars might break down.
- Cars that were not always at least half full of gas might run out of gas before preppers can obtain more gas.
- Weather events, car accidents, or traffic jams might block roads.
Whether preppers decide to stay with their non functional cars or to strike out on foot, not having proper shoes or not being dressed for the weather could be fatal mistakes.
As a second example of Murphy's Law while bugging out, preppers who grew up with Global Positioning System (GPS) units might not have road maps or be skillful in reading them. If their GPS units are not working, they could become lost.
What examples of Murphy’s Law while bugging in or bugging out can you think of? Please comment below.