A dugout is a type of dwelling, shelter, or other structure that is created by digging a hole or depression into the ground. If this is meant to be a more permanent structure a slight above-ground structure with a roof, or basement like doors can be built above it to allow for consistent re-entry.

Back in the day dugouts were often carved into the sides of hills, embankments, or ravines and were protected by a crudely constructed front wall built with logs, leaved branches, or sod. Reverting back to this primitive shelter may be your best option when having to bug-out in a hurry.

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Prepper Vocabulary
In the Prepper Life EDC means Every Day Carry. EDC references the bag/ items a prepper should carry daily when they leave their home. These items ensure your survival in an fast acting emergency.
Potable references the cleanliness of water. Potable water is safe for human consumption without any additional filtration or purification methods.
When the word "non-potable" is used they are referencing that the water is undrinkable and should not to be consumed by humans.