So this thread now incorporates anything, not just food.
Ok I'll add my working approaches.
Guns: Can't get enough, manual action and semi-auto rifles with steel reflex suppressors and pistols with aluminum-steel mixed impulse
Shotguns, I keep one for the sake of having one... it's a brand new italian pump action.
I store the weapons separate, all over the place... hundreds of miles, war caches, with other supplies. Tagged and protected in every way.
I have no wood stove in my apartment, but I have multifuel burner, kerosene lamps, chemical lights, cooking oil/lard lights can be fashioned, and have
big amounts of fuses, bulbs and candles, plus some tactical flashlights and weaponlights with a lot of bulbs, accessories and batteries.
I have all I need to listen in to every communication on the airwaves, currently in use by anyone in the country, and enough to communicate through
GSM and radio anonymously throughout an enduring scenario.
I have preserved water, mixed with certain percentages of pure 96% alcohol, to make it last quite some time.
Also have some three thousand beverage containers just because I haven't redeemed them for 2-3 years
can be filled in for immediate use for water
storage. Totally not planned for.
Have reloading equipment and components for all calibers known to man... and enough to keep a small army with ammunition.
But I want to tell you, that for "mysterious" reasons, nobody will gain from taking what they want from others, not even from stores.
Those that try will be punished, and not necessarily in the way you think. Therefore store everything you need.
When this thing goes down I will be in one of my four retreats, waiting it out on a roadblock with the entire family line which I will keep fed and
armed. There are a lot of us. We have our own valley.
Do not overcomplicate matters. Not everyone will bring their family and neighbours and friends to your table. You will be fewer than you think, but
also more than you think. Many will never make it. I don't even KNOW who my relatives relatives are, I have never met them and I don't care about
them if I never meet them or hear about them. I know my relatives and will keep them with everything they need. I will not tell them that I have all
we will ever need among all of us, I will simply tell them we have enough.
I will do everything that everyone else does, except from looting. I will go to the food handouts by the military, in the first and second
I payed for them and I need them too, in order to stretch my supplies, because this will not be over for years once it starts. Once in a while I will
give my good neighbours a can or two of bacalao (which will be rare soon), a small token or something, some light or heat, and that will be all. I do
not have many good neighbours. Only 75% of them or so. But they will go a long way on the little I give them.
I will also get a blasting lisence so I can handle and buy dynamite, I see the need to buy a few tonnes of dynamite and collapse a couple of roads to
cordon off our valley from both sides, after the coming crisis progresses far enough. Some few thousand people will be enclosed ofcourse, but better
to have to walk across the mountain to trade than having random drivethroughs by any mujahedin wannabe with an armored vehicle.