A few weeks ago, the main aqueduct into Boston broke. We were operating off reserves and boiling water for three days. This really got me thinking. Never mind the obvious need in the case of a total breakdown in society, with our infrastructure falling down around us and things being what they are in cities, I need to be able to get my wife and I out of town in a hurry, on foot if necessary. I'm in the process of formulating my evacuation plan. No matter what happens, step 1 is to get the heck out of Boston. My neighborhood could turn into a warzone very easily, but luckily, I live in an area where I have a number of excellent route on foot out of the city that avoid "danger zones." I can be in limousine liberal suburbs in 5 miles. I want to get out and get out fast before things go totally ape-sh$# From there, depending on the situation, I head south to family in rural Connecticut or north to New Hampshire. Connecticut is the first choice because my parents house, land, and town offer good long term survival prospects if it comes down to it. Either way, I'm concerned with mobility and stealth. My wife and I would potentially need to cover 120 miles on foot. We are both physically fit. We would also bring the dogs. They are both excellent rabbit and squirrel hunters. The goal is to move about 20 miles per day. No matter what, we need to get the hell of densely populated Eastern Mass. I know the basics that I should have, like a compass, maps, water purification, a firestarter, etc. I'm looking for specific supplies that meet the needs for very mobile bugout. Obviously, any supplies that are useful long term should be included weight permitting. In addition to the standards, this what I'm thinking so far: Shelter - Bivouac bags - light and easier to camouflage Arms - .357, plenty of ammo, both magnum and .38 special. I think this is a good choice because .38 ammo will be easier to find down the road than .45. .22 Break barrel Air Rifle - great for quiet small game hunting. It also looks like a real rifle, especially to yankees who don't know crap about rifles. A big walking stick/Club KA-Bar Food - Crackers, peanut butter, chocolate, jerky, nuts/trail mix, power bars/protein bars, dried fruit. All of these things are are high energy foods that don't require cooking and can be consumed on the go. This saves the weight of cooking gear and they are easy to carry. This is what I have so far. Suggestions are welcome.