I keep seeing When SHTF i'm buggin out. Not to pick on Gus but in his medical supply thread. He lines out his small community. If I were in a small tight nit community I would think it would be better to build up and fortify your position and stay put. If a rural area where you can grow plenty of food and feed for animals you have people who you know can work hard and fight good. Why leave? You know the area well enough to get around outside the wire to hunt and get back in without being noticed. So when and why would you bug out. Me I am a heavily populated area with a bunch of suburbanites who can hardly survive 2' of snow. When the power is out more than 24 hours everyone freaks out. 6" of snows and people are buying 100 rolls of tp and 9 gals of milk. Canned food will be gone in a matter of hours.