A bug our place in a very rural area is a great thing to have if you can manage it and absolutely have to leave home (forest fire inbound, etc). We had a very small second home in the country - it was continuously being broken into. No way we could of kept food, guns, furniture or any other supplies there. Dirtbags even stripped all the copper wire out and I had to have the whole house rewired. Even if we could have gotten there, the house would be stripped bare.