To bug or not to bug, that is the question.
It all depends on the situation. If you live in a nicer area, one where you actually have a separate house, you might be better staying put for a
while, as others have said. Turn off the lights, lock the doors, and sit waiting with ye olde shotgun pointing at the windows. As long as the looters
don't target your house, you'll be safe.
On the other hand, always, and I mean always, have an escape route mapped out. Civil unrest is a very nasty thing to predict, since mob mentality
usually equals no mentality. And once you've bugged out to wherever it is you bugged out to, immediately find another escape route from there.
Here where I live, I plan on staying put as long as I can. It's quite possible that the worst will involve about a pound of lead and a few rotting
corpses stinking up the place. But if need be, I can slip away on a moment's notice and go to any one of a dozen places that are so far from
civilization that I doubt anyone will be out there... unless they are escaping like me, which opens the possibility of a truce/cooperation.
From my little shanty, I can reach the obvious military outlook post for the nearest city, three or four totally isolated locations, about 6 areas
which have electricity and water, but few homes, and a couple of abandoned hunting clubhouses, all with only two crosses over open land, each of those
less than 100 yards. Each location is within 1 day's journey, two if being extremely stealthy.
Be aware of where you are and what's around you, and don't look for the routes most traveled. Look for the harder routes, as those will be the
easiest to avoid contact in, and the ones that the most inventive enemies will choose to use. Not a bad idea to stash a few things along your routes
to dig out when you need them. It makes it easier to take off on a moment's notice.