“It’s your call, no one will ring a bell and make an announcement. If you’re told anything you’ll be told to ‘remain calm and carry on, order is being restored’. People want to believe it so they will believe it, and there’s your opportunity. First out is best out.
Cities are supported entirely from the outside: food, fuel, electricity, water—everything. All will stutter maddeningly, then wink out to nothing. Officialdom wants to keep you from the only reasonable reaction: panic, so events will always be a step or two ahead of your awareness.
Have a ‘stop loss’ decision point and don’t second guess it, the window will close fast. The surest way to survive a catastrophe is to be elsewhere. This is why you, and the one percenters, have a Beta Plan, meaning a remote, defendable, four-season bugout destination with supplies stacked high and deep.” – Ol’ Remus in his Yer Ol’ Woodpile Report blog