Just my spit balled opinion this and a couple bucks will get you a cup of coffee. Admitting you don't know is the first step to finding out the
information you need.
1: Shelter, how is it in the winter can you keep it warm without electricity, in the summer can you keep cool enough to be safe. If your not sure,
read now while you have power to do research. There is a ton of information out there read and ask question like you did here, also how secure is it,
is it a good neighbor hood are you friends with your neighbors, can you count on their help if you need it.
2/3: Water, as most know you die fast without water... figure out the best way to get some stock up on water (for instance I keep 4 cases of water on
hand at all times, as I finish one I bring in a new one and add it to the bottom of the pile, I also have basically a giant water bladder that I can
use to fill in the bathtub.) Security, How will you protect yourself and any loved ones... guns, knives, bats... do you have any training in any of
those things if not get some now.
4:Food, how are you going to eat when the fridge fails after the power is gone, what sort of canned goods do you have, do you have any dried foods ..
Mountain house, or WISE foods for examples, things that are easy to prepare. What will you prepare it on, personally I have a couple of different cook
stoves, the one in my bug out bag works off of fuel tablets, denatured alcohol or in a pinch twigs.
5: Once the first 4 are taken care of you can now start working on comfort items, sleeping bags, mosquito repellant etc.
this is kind of the blueprint I used, don't worry about a SHTF episode that could change the world until your ready to deal with smaller more
localized things. As an example: I built my bug out bag because of tornadoes, I have since expanded things to where I can harden my home and bug in
for up to 4 months.. if the situation gets out of control I have a bug out point where I can meet up with friends to plan my next step.. if things are
slowly getting better hang out till its safe to return home, or if things get worse head to the Ozarks to join up with the wife's family in BFE.
Best piece of advice I can give that hopefully is not rambling to much... there is a ton of information out there, some good, some bad, some pulled
straight out of peoples back sides. You have to figure out what will work best for you.
There are people out there that have written books on surviving some things most never dream of, Economic collapse, bugging out of your home country,
survival in the wilderness.. do research and figure out what ones are real and read up on them to help you formulate your ideas.
11-7-2014 by Irishhaf because: (no reason given)