As a newbie
, I can opine that suppressor in a SHTF circumstance, like a city with roaming gangs, is a good idea, but then it works for me in other circumstances, considering what it takes to survive. I like the idea of making survival a full time occupation.
When it comes to heading for the hills or Bug Out site, though, maybe we have to consider what the priorities are, so questions arise as to whether an all-around weapon is best, a rifle that will function for hunting as well as defense, and whether it will break down to go into a backpack? Do you really need a suppressor for survival at a remote location?
Could be that I'll go along with the comment made, that he won't bring the suppressed weapon to the Bug Out location, but keep it at home for when he returns. Could then also have a suppressed weapon or two, stored at Bug Out location; maybe a .22 and also an A-10 in larger caliber?