There are several articles about bugging out on this site, but you should only bug out if staying at home means putting your life in danger. In most cases, staying out home is the safest option. All your stuff is there, you won’t risk getting lost or injured while on the move, and you can just wait out the disaster.
This is known as “bugging in.” But bugging in is a lot more than just sitting around waiting for the power to come back on. There are many preparations to make and issues you’ll have to deal with, and the following article by Patrick Blair from Survival At Home covers them all. This is one of my favorite “buggging in 101” articles, so check it out.
Patrick writes, “If you are in a major urban area, or even in the suburbs, bugging-out is an important skill to have and practice on a regular basis just in case a SHTF situation pops up. You’ll need to know what routes are available to get to your bug-out location in the case that the main route you would normally take is clogged with people or just simply impassable. Thinking on our feet is a requisite of bugging-out. But how about bugging-in?” Follow the link below to keep reading.