I think too many folks think they can run to the hills and be safe and not think about the problems that will be once they get there.
1. Having enough supplies: It’s a bit difficult to have several months of every thing you need in a car or truck.
2. Others will be heading for the hills/rural areas as well. Never be a refugee, it sucks
3. What if it’s a quarantine situation? Roadblocks will turn you back.
4. You know or should know your neighbors. Rural areas will treat you as an outsider and probably not trust or help you.
5. Sprouting, Hydroponics, a sunny window and you can grow stuff to eat. If you have supplies, and time.
6. While robbers/looters may have to travel they may attack isolated places. No cops, no security, They may think “I think we can get something of value”.
7. You probably have met folks in Home association meetings or neighborhood watch, or PTA or other things. Cultivate the ones that think about prepping and help them out. It’s amazing how far a fresh baked loaf of bread, cinnamon rolls, or cookies can go in establishing a friendship. Hard to build a network when you are on the run.
8. Disaster proof yourself as much as possible. Pick the most likely to happen. Weather: Power outage, Ice storms, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Flooding etc. Then your man-made disasters Congress, LOL. Terrorists, Attacks, Pandemics. Financial: Lost job, unexpected bills, Spread your risk in other words don’t put your all your eggs in 1 basket.
9. Invest in yourself and family 1st. You know you need food, shelter, water and security. Start with those, then move on to trade goods and skills, then onto Financial protection. Trust me you can make it happen cheaper a faster than you think if you start small and build on it.
10. Don’t think you have to be perfect. Start off with a basic plan and build. You can always adjust as opportunities or for problems arise.