In a regional/national or global SHTF scenario, bugging out would be largely a mistake. Here are a few reasons: 1) hiding out in the woods, even with the best training and gear available is a short term endeavor. Maybe you can live for 3+ months on roots, berries and rabbits - then what? Eventually you'll fall ill, get injured or otherwise die from some mundane ailment that might have been preventable or remedied with $20 of personal/health items from the local drugstore. 2) if all of us (even just serious preppers) run to the hills, we'll quickly consume whatever resources (berries and bunnies) are in the immediate area. 3) what a horribly tragic waste if we ended up fighting each other for resources mentioned as well as our own gear and supplies 4) you can only carry so much, regardless if on foot, horse or SUV. If you're really clever you can carry more, but there's not really a limit to what you could store at your own home/ranch/retreat. For whatever reason #3 resonates with me. Nothing would be worse than fighting against my neighbor instead of the common threat facing us.