When TSHTF heading out to the open sea may, for some, be a better solution than heading for the hills with the rest of the masses. But you need to have a plan in place as to where you will keep your boat so that you are able to leave unmolested. Those in Washington will have are harder time of running the gauntlet of all the .gov boats that in the Straight before you are able to clear Cape Flattery. I was boarded twice between Port Angles and Neah Bay, once by the Coast Guard, overly armed I might add with the forward gun manned as the cutter stood by. They arrived by an inflatable with twin outboards. The next by DHS. Ports along the Oregon coast and some California harbors could be good choices depending on where you live. But now is the time to decide as it takes time to make the vessel ready and it will give you time to see if any obstacles may be in your way.