I think my main choice of weapons would be .22 rifle bolt action , .223 bolt action , 9mm .
all fairly small rounds , low recoil , simplistic and easily carried , if you got desperate a .22 headshot would do , I dont know how many .22 shells you can get in a 1 gal milk jug but I know its a hell of alot , easily carried , easy to keep dry and now you have a source to hold your filtered water with when you get to your destination . .22 rounds and 9mm rounds are common and seems as though alot of households have them that have weapons , .223 being my long range SHTF gun , There cheap , accurate, used by LEO and Military and it seems as though this round is readily available most anywhere that carries ammo . I know I keep right at 500+ rds of
.223 several thousand .22 and 500+ 9mm rounds on hand along with other ammo and weapons , 5000 acre Water source and 3000+ acres of woods to hunt food source , fish , deer ,rabbit , pheasant, turkey and squirrel is readily available where I would leave and go if it got bad ,but it would need filtered and I do have a pump type ceramic filter that is in my BOB .
There is shelter there but not the best or most secure but it is 300+ yards off any roads and in the woods , there is plenty of old machinery , bricks, appliances and tin laying around the place if it was needed ,along with many miles of unused rusty old rolled barb wire , Im not sure why this stuff is even here as its in a 15 ft gourge and cant bee seen until your litereally on top of it all but its there along with many empty bottles, cans and buckets . Maybe someone has the same idea as myself and been storing all this crap there , I guess the key thing is My family and I have a place we could go to and be safe and comfortable for a while if needed , It is about 6 miles from home and could easily be walked to thru the woods if needed and we have a canoe and 2 kayaks that would could launch 2 city blocks from our house and paddle there in about 3 hrs if needed . I know all the surrounding woods like no other as I spend on the average about 80+ days a yr in them . My wife and kids know all our guns well , how to safely operate, load and shoot them . Cleaning maybe not so but my 14 yr old has watched and helped me tear all but a few handguns down to clean them and Im more than sure he could figure them out by himself if he had a situation .
Would my family like staying out there ? probably not for a long period of time , but if it were to be reality they would make do and be happy not being in a town of crazy people trying to take everything you have . May god help everyone if it ever happens