Irish Man, this is a small world. There is another member on this site, huntercf, who is also from the tricities area. We have never met, but he went to school with and knows my cousins. I have told my aunt and uncle that is SHTF, I will be on their doorsteps in 24 hours.
That area has plenty of fresh water, fishing and hunting to sustain you and the weather never causes problems.
I was up in that area after Mt. St. Helens errupted, and remember seeing the ash on the side of the roads.