I've got vests for my GF and I. For my son being that he is only 6, I bought a level 4 ceramic plate to lighten the load vs a steel plate and put that into a sleeve in his backpack. If a worst case scenario were to happen I would be covering his open side but he could wear the back pack like normal or in front of him if needed.
Passports are always in the go bags. I've got multiple contingency plans in my head of what I would do if I had to get out with little to no notice. Canada would likely be my first exit strategy since the border is only 2-2.5hrs away from where we are in MI. Assuming the border is open of course. Outside of that, its a mad dash to the nearest ocean port to find a boat and figure the rest out as I go. However, hopefully it never comes to that.
exactly - hope it never comes to that, but always keep the option open
land border for us would probably be Mexico - under 2 hours away - - and then probably see if we could catch a flight from there to the Philippines - with my wife being Filipino we have more options and legal rights there than in most other countries