This was not an off-the-cuff remark. It was a carefully considered statement based on a good deal of personal experience, book study, as well as interviewing a USMC officer.
HEre’s why I have reached the conclusion that a typical suburban house in indefensible. (I challenge you to describe how you and your family in your suburban frame dwelling could survive an attack from armed zombies.)
We will bug out because to stay in our home is to invite a cruel death for my family.
Typical household construction provides inadequate ballistic protection. In other words, you might have concealment, but you don’t have cover. A .45 ACP will pass right through a frame house. A high-powered rifle round will penetrate the brick facia. NET: your house is NOT protection from gunfire unless you build berms or add sandbags.
a family does not have enough people to stand guard 24 X 7 X 360 degrees.
a typical family does not have enough people with the right mindset and training to stand guard and repel an attacking force.
There is little chance of providing overwatch.
Visible defenses will attract unwelcome attention.
Visible life-sustaining activities will attract unwelcome attention; such a cooking smoke, smell of hot food, barking dogs, generators running, light leaks.
a typical family cannot cover and defend muitple points of ingress/ attack.
a typical family home is ready-made to be burned down by attackers.
a wounded family member will extraordinarily adversely affect the combat effectiveness of the family as a fighting force. If your spouse takes a round, and is screaming in pain from a gut shot, will YOU keep fighting?
a typical family under attack in their home has little chance of retreating to a rally point and living to fight another day - no mobility.
a typical family cannot hold off a low intensity siege — you cannot maintain an operational tempo.
a typical family cannot maintain a perimeter and a layered defense.
NET: a typical family in their home lacks the infrastructure, training and numbers to defend a fixed location from determined attackers, espeically attackers who are desperate and believe you have what they want — ammo, guns, food and women.
You can double down to your heart’s content.
Attempting to give an evaluation when you don’t know the quantity and quality of attackers, nor defenders, is what we in the el toro poopu detection community know as a “guess.”
You want to “bug out?” Fine. But insisting that abandoning all the resources you can’t carry with you, as a matter of course, is just asinine.