In the world of bug out, there are few more necessary things you need than this. If you are a first timer, don’t be afraid of starting small. I am not saying that you should bug out of a cottage in rural Pennsylvania if that’s where your home is located. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Do it in a location that will require minimal intrusion to your home and possessions. That’s where my 8 Tips come into play. These tips are geared specifically towards the outdoors. If you are living in an apartment or a house, then you have different challenges to overcome. The location you live in will have much more to do with success than your residence itself. That being said, there are certain general principles you should follow no matter where you live. It will take a little work and a lot of patience, but the payoff can be worth it. The first tip is to always stay one step ahead of the game. The worst thing that could happen is that your home gets broken into or you are robbed while you are outside. Be aware of your surroundings and if possible, carry pepper spray or a self defense device. Carry these items with you at all times and use them if necessary. If you can, leave your doors and windows open as much as possible. Another tip is to make sure that you are never alone when in your location. Even when you are going about your business, keep at least one other person with you. Even better, have two people. If you travel by car, then pull off the road and park in a well-lit area. Even better, take your cell phone with you as well so that you can call for help in the case of an emergency. Always avoid the temptation to crawl out of your hiding place to check on the status of your location. Doing this can give a lie to your real intentions. You do not want to be “shot” by a marauding swarm of bees. Also, if you do choose to crawl out, stay as hidden as possible. Stay as far as possible and cut off all contact with the outside world. Make sure that all of your valuables, such as computers, jewelry, food, and blankets, are put in a secure place where they cannot be accessed by would-be thieves. Keep them in a different place than your home. Do not even think of giving your valuables to a stranger. Do not even look at your belongings when you are away from your home. Finally, protect yourself from outside elements by staying away from your location during the hottest parts of the year. The hotter months are the time when people are most likely to try to break into your location. The winter months when the weather is cold are also a bad time to leave your location. These months are when people are more prone to attack. With these tips for defending your bug out location from bugs, you can have peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones will be safe from unwanted insects. You do not want to become another statistic of people who were unprotected from bugs. Stay protected and take care of your location and your surrounding area. This will go a long way in protecting you from bugs and making sure that no bugs get in and steal your prize possessions. No matter what type of bug you are dealing with, there is always a way to get them inside your home or business without you having to do anything. There are just ways that bugs get in. Sometimes they crawl through tiny cracks. Other times they can be crawling around in clutter. And other times they can be right underneath your floor boards where you don’t even see them. So how do you keep them away? It is best that you never feed any bugs in your home or business. You never know when they will come in from outdoors. But you can take precautions that will keep them away from your location as well. Use barriers on your doors and windows. Use caulk to seal up holes or cracks if you suspect they have gotten in through some kind of hole or crack. But the best tip is to keep your windows open. This keeps the outside bugs from getting in but also lets the air in. The air gets in and then the bugs leave. So this is one of the best tips for doing it indoors.