I know I have a tendency, no matter how bad things get, to tell myself that everything will be ok. So I often wonder if I’ll miss the bug out window and end up trapped. I hope I’ll recognize the signs before the point of no return arrives, but then, bugging out too soon could be a disastrous mistake too.
At this point I’m just trying to stay aware of what’s going on around me and watching for any trigger events that may set a SHTF scenario in fast motion. I know I definitely want to bug out before DHS, militarized police or the U.N. come down the street for door to door gun confiscation.