From the discussions that I hear and the comments made on various websites, I know that many of you plan to avoid problems by going to bug out locations in the country. One of my biggest concerns about this idea is that you will have many inexperienced people attempting this. Being unfamiliar with the dangers of wildfire some of them will start wildfires. Without fire suppression, these will spread rapidly.
There are actions that you can take to protect yourselves including firebreaks, choice of terrain, such as locating near water with good escape routes. One thing you may want to consider is to have some US Forest Service fire shelters available. These are a simple to use shelter that weights about 4.6 lbs. I realize that is a bit on the heavy side, but if you have them available they can save your life.
Below are the instructions on how to use one.
If you are interested in them go to http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/pubs/newshelt72.pdf and read further. To date they have saved the lives of about 300 hundred firemen that have been trapped in wildfires.