So, "something" has already happened or perhaps international/national/local events are deteriorating. At some point you may have to bug out from where you live. My question is: do you have a line in the sand already mentally drawn that is your trigger to leave? What would have to happen for you to leave? How serious would the situation need to be? For those still working when do you abandon your job? When do you attempt to liquidate bank accounts? When do you make the call to gather your family? If you don't have any pre-set decision making criteria, how do you avoid the trap that many people get caught in of waiting to long?