Leaving my home, my primary survival location, and "bugging out" would be our last-ditch option. Of course, if an industrial accident, highway or rail disaster, flood or other weather incident of such a severity that staying put was life threatening were to happen, we would go to a place of greater potential safety. I would assume that once the event were over, we would return. We are well prepared for such a "bug out". We don't have an isolated bug out property (cabin, bunker, fortress), nor could we afford one. To keep two properties, one potentially in the middle of nowhere, stocked with plentiful supplies of all types, unattended and hopefully not looted on a regular basis, is unrealistic for us. We are in a rural location and barring the starvation crazed mobs of former city-dwellers who survived the battle for the last can of beans coming into our valley, I'll take my well-armed chances here. Once we leave our home we become instant refugees, without the benefit of the resources we have here. I prefer to prepare for the (IMHO) more plausible hazards, rather than obsessing about escaping a 'Mad Max" scenario. I have had friends who sold everything to escape the "Apocalypse", moved to nowhere with a tin trailer, spent the retirement fund on an M14, brought along all of their back issues of Mother Earth News, tried to grow their own clothes and make their own own water and wound up bankrupt or divorced. To me, true surviving is to get up every day and do what needs to be done in the real world; work hard, stay out of debt, pay off your mortgage, raise your children well, treat your spouse with love and respect and live by the Golden Rule when dealing with the rest of humanity. End of rant!