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Why?I think everyone would prefer the comfort of staying put at home but the reality of living in a city of 50,000+ and being close to Boston means you have to be on the move.
Do you think you would be better off exposed in your vehicle? You are most likely going to get trapped in gridlock unless you leave waaay early.
I was thinking "worst case" natural-disaster/terrorist-attack/WWIII type situation where there wouldn't be any point in staying put because no one will be coming to help any time soon... if ever....
I've started stacking supplies after the nasty ice storm this winter. Lost power for 2 weeks no internet/cable/phone for 3. And I got fired the night before. Now, I won't be caught off guard. Now I need a Zombie plan I guess.
I can't think of any natural disaster that I would leave for unless my house got demolished. As long as the natural gas flows, I am pretty much good to go. 99% of that infrastructure is underground and it is pretty hard to damage.
Well, no shit.....An earthquake could level your house and cause gas leaks in a few seconds. The New England area hasn't had a big one in a looong time (http://www.nesec.org/hazards/earthquakes.cfm). It would also affect a larger area because we are not on a fault line. Also an ice age like winter would also be a natural disaster (worse than the blizzard of 78). Just some things for you to think about. I know I don't have enough water, food, or fuel to warrant trying to wait anything major out. You have to know what you're ready for, if you can hold up for several months than that's good for YOU... not me additionally, when you realize you can't hold up any longer would you already be out of supplies (too late to leave)?
For annoying natural disasters... ie: ice storms, snow, anything that only lasts a few days to a few weeks... I'm staying. These aren't really SHTF situations for me anyhow.
But for a real things-will-never-be-the-same-again SHTF event I have a Plan A, B, and C for bugging out. I live in Cambridge... the LAST place I want to be in a TWNBTSA situation