If you have ever bugged out from a coastal hurricane or tried to take “back roads” after a major accident in any major city you will know that highway type choice won’t make any significant difference in progress to your destination. It’s a crap shoot at best.
Study the ways of the Amish community for sustainability.
You probably want to think about getting home without a car, your choice of items may change. Also, you may want to do a “practice run or two” in good weather. My commute used to be 33 miles which was about 55 mins. I had a fam member drop me off a weekend morning and I walked home and it included an overnight sleep. For that reason I have a small profile hammock tent (hangs between trees) in my bag. Fortunately I am now at my retreat full time.