Bug out areas to look for.
Whether you scout out an area to survive in first or whether you have to find somewhere on the run, you need to know what to look for. Anywhere with cover will do for a temporary camp, but if you are looking for a permanent camp site, then there are specific things to look for.
Water is life, where you find water you will find food. A permanent water source attracts game, and with any luck you may find edible plants there as well. Ideally what you are looking for is water where cattail/Cumbungi is growing. This will give you a food supply as well as tinder and shelter material.
Trees are essential for constructing decent shelters, but a cave would make an even better dwelling. So keep these two areas in mind.
Cattail Pond on the author's property. This is the sort of area you should be looking for.