What's your plan?
Easy question. Hard answer. Plans come in all shapes and sizes. Trouble is, a lot of people don't make or have any plans at all. A lot of times it comes down to mental preparathion, asking youself a lot of "what if's."
What if the zombies busted through your defenses and you had sixty seconds to get out. What's your plan?
What if the zombies were coming in force and you had thirty minutes to evacuate. What's the Plan?
You see where I'm going with this? The reason a lot of people survived and continue to survive is because they had a plan. They knew just what they were going to grab in a bad situation and not waste time wondering what they needed and what they didn't.
So here's the exercise. Look around and identify everything you would have to take with you in a flight. Put spare food, water, knives, ropes, candles, whatever in a pack and just gave it handy. Don't worry about looters, there's not enough of them out there to worry about. You need a pack you can grab and go, get away. Come back later when the coast has cleared. You'll find nothing has changed. But you managed to survive.
If you find yourself occupying a larger area due to crops or forest, have a couple of bags stashed in spots so you don't even need to grab anything, you can just run.
It's all about saving your ass, not your things.