Ok so you have picked your stuff and are about to make your escape. If you look well armed and unknown in most neighborhoods you would probably be shot if by yourself. Don't be seen--get some night vision for travel.
If you don't look armed but have a pack full of survival stuff then you are seen as a big "cash cow" to all who don't know you. Again don't be seen, travel at night and get some night vision equipment.
If you want to stay home then make friends with the neighbors by showing them good support before any problems happen. Then you friends will help you live.
Just my thoughts on the matter.