How does one go about this? Believe me, my plan is to bug in for 90% of scenarios I've considered. In the rare event that bugging out is the way to roll, we've identified some like minded extended relatives back in eastern WA. It's a long haul, but a full tank + 1 jerry can will just get us there. I live in the southern metro Puget Sound area. The biggest concern of course is getting east of the mountains. I-90 is the fastest in most cases, and stays open (mostly) year round. It's also heavily traveled, thus would be an obvious choke point should the government seek to contain an epidemic, etc. I realize I'm bringing up something that's way south of 1% probability, but I'm unsure what my options should be. Ideas: 1) I-90 snoqualmie pass Good: high speed, direct Risk: obviously road block/check point. Weather/rockslide may close 2) White/Chinook/Cayuse Pass. Good: Lots of small side roads from my place towards Mt. Rainier Risk: slower, most all these are closed each winter 3) I-5 corridor south towards Portland Good: Terrain and weather is less a factor. I could follow I-84/Columbia River east. Risk: wouldn't everyone try this?