Malgus, if you have a safer place to send them, then that is the thing to do. At the same time you need to be ready for them to stay. Any event serious enough to warrant sending them away has a pretty good chance of disrupting the ability to travel. Something to remember about the US is that the culture varies greatly by region. As well the demographics vary as do all of the other key variables that affect what local conditions would be like in a collapse. A piece of it too is what culture you can personally best function in. This are matters I thought about in making my choice of where to live.