My feeling is that I have the "retreat" scenario pretty well in hand. There's always room for improvement, but overall after decades of working on it, I'm in good shape. I've got the right remote location, hard to find and defensible. It has water, wood, and wild game. I have a place to grow food it I can ever get up off my hind quarters and make a serious effort at it. My supply situation is adequate, I have enough room and enough structures to handle an increased population here if others of my choosing need to use this as their bug out location.
The little cartoon above is making fun of the "shelter in place " crowd, but it actually sums up my position pretty well. As long as I can stay here, I'm in good shape.
One reason I don't worry much about bugging out is that short of a forest fire, there's just nothing that could blow me out of here. I admit if the fire comes I'm well and truly scuppered. That's my S.O.O.L. weakness, (S**t out of luck.) But I wonder , realistically, what are the chances of there being a collapse and drought at the same time here? Our forest is too wet to burn most of the time in a normal year.
The real deal killer for me on bugging out was "The Road." Cormack McCarthy pretty much ruined any chance that existed of me going trekking out of here. That is a truly horrifying book, all the more so because there's not a lot you can point to in the book or movie and say "ah, that would never happen." Some of the scenes are so horrific that I never watched the movie with my wife, but the one that had the most visceral impact on me was played by Robert Duval. That's not going to be me. I'm not going on the Road.