Re: If the stuff really hits the fan.
That's another good point. I have no clue how to rebutt that one either. I guess ransacking the drugstore yourself wouldn't be a bad idea, and because you guys truly need it and aren't grabbing handfuls of pills for recreation, I wouldn't loose sleep over it.
Gas, if there is no electricity, the gas won't be sold. Maybe you might know a farmer or someone who owns alot of equiptment who has a tank you can barter with or take it forcefully from someone else, I don't know. My destination would only be about 40 miles from where I live, and that's if I decided leaving was a good idea. In my vehicle I can get that far on about 3 gallons unless I need to use 4x4, then it would be about 5 or 6 gallons.
My parents live on the family farm, that wouldn't be a bad place to be in a crisis, we have 2 clean streams,a pond full of fish, cattle, woods full of game, permanent structures. The only problem would be my parents' modern home. No electricity, no heat. The old farmhouse is still standing, it has a woodstove. Wouldn't take long to run a brush up the chimney and get to cooking. The only problem with that is how close to the road it is, could invite unwanted visitors. In this kind of scenario, for every solution you come up with, it's like you create new problems.