That sounds like my neck of the woods. I avoid having to use manners by not associating with anyone in the woods nearby. I wave an nod when I go to the mailbox, and that is it. I have a standard, ongoing preparation system; I keep food for a month and ammo for a year. I don't worry about civil unrest out here, that is a city thing, and I gave up on cities 25 years ago. Bugging out for me is bedroom to gun room or kitchen.