Yes, survive at all cost
No, better off dead.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
I'd try to find an authoritarian group immediately. Law, order, and security, please.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
I would think in a doomsday scenario that if you were to use a gun, you would also want a silencer so as not to give away your position to others.
That's great you had a plan for your mom and good you had a place to be.
My elders are spread from coast to coast and down south to the bottom of California. Only my parents are in range here. There is no feasible plan for all to survive.
The idea that it would be entertaining for civilization to collapse, is beyond my understanding. One has only to look to countries like Syria, Somalia, Darfur to see how really exciting chaos is.
Sorry, I'm such a wet blanket. LOL