An example bug out location
An example bug out location

A BOL (Bug Out Location) is a predetermined destination set by an individual or group to serve as a temporary or permanent shelter, or meeting place, in the event of a disaster or emergency that requires re-location.

Traditionally, a BOL is established in a relatively remote area and is stocked with essential supplies by the owner or group that will be re-locating there.

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