Ron, thank you for your story – and for the story of your friend. That is precisely what I fear the US is coming to. I, too, cannot bug out and be running all over the country, living out of a backpack. That was for my younger years when I thought the whole idea would be a lark. Now, in my 60’s, it isn’t even a possibility! So we have to change our plans, but we don’t have to change our mindset – to survive.