I am a city man, born in London, probably die in London, But should the S ever HTF then my ideas for survival for my family and me is this.
Plan for the worst, its all well and good having skills but as others have said on this thread , skills are no match for a rampaging starving mob.
Yes should it ever kick off in the cities then the masses will head on out to the suburbs, grabbing what they can, my advice to negate too much loss
on your part to the mob is to hide it somewhere unexpected, most people wouldn't think of looking for food in a dirty cardboard box in your garage,
they'd head straight for your kitchen.
Store dried pasta and rice, in a well sealed container and then hide in a really , really dirty oil covered cardboard box.
Most people wouldn't even look in the garage,
Tools are good to have in your BOB , ( Bug Out Bag ) for the uninitiated, knive, foldable saw , tent , sleeping bags, those foil heat sheets ( I saw
they retain 90% of your body heat, ( you see them on marathon runners).
cooking supplies, torch , radio and walkie talkies,.
Wind up are best but if you have the money to invest a solar charger for whatever you have.
There are lots to think about , but only so much you can carry should you have to move fast.
In an emergency on a city scale most people wil try to drive or motorcycle they're way out , some will make it , but the rest will juist clog the
roads, then realise they've made a mistake and dump their cars and try to walk out the danger zone.
No good if you have a 30-40 kg BOB on your back having to weave your way round dumped cars with their doors open.
I think I'd stay in my flat for the longest time I could, Leave some supplies above the garage door, so when and if they try to loot the garage they
cover up the BOB with the garage door.
Try to have at least 3-4 days supplies of food in your BOB or get the family to carry their own BOB, I'm building up a BOB for both me and the wife,
1 each, ( only she don't know it yet