You do have to know the land , contrary to popular belief , its actually better to cross the AZ desert in the day , when you can see ………..it all depends on what county your crossing . Southern part , travel in the day ….too many unseen hazards left over out there from the old west , wells , overgrown vertical mine shafts , that over time you will fall into if not paying close attention , a great many are undocumented , that and the mountain ranges are disorientating at night . especially in Cochise County . The Apache’s hid out there for a reason . Central , travel in the night , flat as a tortilla . whole lot of nothing . Northern part , you get into heavily forested areas , day or night if you are used to that terrain . Outside the cities , most people there can shoot also . Maine is a different animal , big state , with harsh winters …………….very difficult to move around in a SHTF . Large areas of dense forrest , natural barriers such as lakes , rivers , etc . Road systems would be easy to block , seems very gun friendly , but still learning the ropes of the area . Predominately white people ( YAY ! ) , unfortunately , Uncle Adolph has been placing Iraqis in some of the places . Dont trust them ………..or any muslim .