One thing to keep in mind about survivalist planning is to expect that plenty of other people are thinking the same thing you are.
You might think you’re one of the few, or even the only one, in your area to be planning ahead, but trust me, there are many people thinking along the same lines as you are.
So whatever your plans are to map out a strategy for you and your family to survive as things continue to go to hell, assume that others have the exact same plan.
Start considering other options.
Your strategy should be adaptable.
Ask yourself how would a desperate, hungry mob act, so that you can maneuver along alternate routes.