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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
In theory, either strategy could work, under the right circumstances.
However, planning to bug out without a prepared destination in not bugging out. It is becoming a refuge and survival is questionable.
And planning to hunker down and "bug in" in an urban setting is also asking for trouble. Especially the two-legged predator kind.
My feeling the best solution is to have a remote retreat and live there full time. It should be defensible and provisioned for the long haul.
The next best solution would be to live in town and have a pre-provisioned retreat location, reliable transportation and a bug out bag with you at all times. Have several planned routes to your retreat and go there often. Get yourself there before the stuff hits the fan.
Personally, I live about 30 miles away from the middle of nowhere. I telecommute a few days out of the week, but go into the city a couple days per week too. I always carry my "get home" bag. It's never more than 100 feet away from me.