If you and everyone else is thinking about heading to rural areas when SHTF then here is a thought. Many many people will be doing that same thing. Everyone will have a camp fire, cooking fire, fire to boil water to drink, warming fire, whatever fire. You can safely also assume that therefore there will be wildfires. Wildfires with no one to stop them will burn un-checked thru-out the USA. The fires will kill thousands of people(maybe you and I). Some wildfires will be started on purpose some by accident but they will burn many areas. If SHTF happens in the summer or spring it will be worse. If it is dry (like it is now all over the western US) it will be bad indeed. Expect thousands of square miles to burn. If you have a cabin or summer home or regular home start now and make a large open area around your home (this will also allow you to see intruders coming). Good luck to all.