I think in all of this discussion we cross the line from surviving to living. That line is different for all of us depending how long we anticipate being bugged out and what our creature comfort needs are. Our fears also come into play. For me the longer I would be gone the more like home I would like things to be. I also have a couple of BOBs and am putting together an old travel trailer. I also keep alot of my out door gear in one central area that is easily accessable and I can quickly pack for the season we are in.