Omg, I’m starting to feel like the voice of doom. Please don’t underestimate your enemies.
If you are under 100 miles from DC a lot of people can and will make it that far. On 1 tank of gas most cars will go about 400 miles. If we have a financial collapse all the cars will run until the gas runs out. Much closer are many towns fiilled with the unwary.
All those golden children are not who I would be worried about. The hungery, desperate and evil people will come. Guys in big pickups that were prepping in bars, and low life’s that have been waiting for wide spread lawlessness so they can do what ever they want without worry. Desperate families with nothing that will ask but take when it is refused. They will find you.