Wife's Workplace: 6 miles (she doesn't drive)
Son's School: 3 miles (directly between home and wife's work)
Home Rations: Enough for a month (max)
Survival Training: Moderate to Good (35 fit)
(I've been hard camping since I was an infant, and I used to train our local P.D. in self defense and disarming tactics)
Upon hearing the news I'd plug the tubs and sinks and put them on the slow run to fill for the 20 minute round trip.
I always store a G.O.O.D. bag in the trunk of my car just in case. My son is priority one.
There are 3 ways to get to town from my son's school. Depending on the traffic, I'd probably take the four lane highway. The road is straight as an
arrow and generally has mild traffic.
My wife knows not to stay at her work. The hardware store she works in is small, independently owned, and right in the heart of downtown. They sell
camping gear, fuel, tools, and hunting gear (ammo, crossbow bolts, knives, arrows, etc), so it'll be hit hard in a SHTF scenario. There are a number
of abandoned buildings in the area. She's been instructed to spray paint a symbol on the dumpster outside, which will let me know which building
she's chosen to hide out in.
Once I have both wife and son, I'll head home, turn off the faucets, and lockdown the house. If, for some reason, I can't go home, then it's likely
things are really
bad, so I'm not going to care about leaving the water running**, and I'm likely just going to head west (1.5 hours) to our
spot in the mountains.
**the slow pour won't fill the tubs/sinks faster than the overflow catch can swallow.
edit on 31-7-2013 by Garkiniss because: (no reason given)