posted on May, 22 2007 @ 03:08 PM
One minor point in this bugging out plans has been overlooked. What about the people you encounter on the way to your hidey-hole?
I live in a small town of only 750 souls, pretty rural in itself, and a sure way-stop for travelers to safety. I will leave here for a mountain
retreat that is even more remote when I judge the time is right. Small towns could become very hostile battle zones.
I know small towns. These are 'run' by petty dictators in most cases, people of long standing in the community. As an 'outsider', even passing
through, you will be viewed with suspicion, and maybe outright hostility. Roadblocks, turning away travelers would be a big possibility. Gasoline and
other supplies might not be readily sold to unknown persons.
Towns, roads, passage itself, may be barred on a local level before it becomes a problem in more urban settings. If the threat was perceived to be
biological, that is almost a given.
While most state and federal resources are going to be concentrated on the larger centers, in a panic situation, local authority will likely be some
cop with a couple of hastily added deputies. Being scared, their 'final' decisions may prove fatal to some travelers.
Also to be considered is the vigilante/mob syndrome. In a panic situation, reason gives over in the face of fear. And if you are carrying guns, food,
medical supplies, cash, survival gear, etc..., these could make you a target for robbery or at least confiscation.
A hideout that can be reached with a minimum of travel, which is not glaringly prosperous looking, and away from main roads may be better than the
perfect hideout that can never be reached. The ability to look innoffensive without appearing weak, would be another advantage, when you do meet