3. I think most of them are freaked out Republicans
That's who built ugly concrete bomb shelters in their back yards in the 50s and that's who's been stomping around in the woods playing militia.
They amuse the holy fuck out of me, all those guns and ammo but few things like bandages, antibiotics, and even OTC medicines. Oh, and forget about skills like basic mending that would allow their clothing to last a little longer before they'd gone naked and would have to wear a badly tanned squirrel pelt over their junk as they ventured out to find someone like me who can weave and sew.
I'm perfectly happy to see them all retreat to the woods to live in their dank caves, bristling with guns and eating mostly cold food out of rusting cans. They're welcome to it.
After that first toothache, maybe they'll realize they're the crazy ones, not us, and seek a little treatment for all that grandiosity and paranoia.