After reading the posts here I I feel I can add.
I live in the 'burbs of London, in Sutton in a 7 story tower block comprising of 32 flats ( its quite pleasent and has a bit of a garden in the its
There are garages for nearly all flats, so theres more than enough storage space, plus there are hedges around that can be built up.
Over the years of living there ( 7 ) and travelling around on motorcycle I have discovered or at least taken note of what its around and the general
layout of the area ( something everyone should do anyway) .
There are a few small shops dotted around the area with the high street and major supermarkets a few minutes ride away.
I have realised that should anything happen ( either fire , flood , snowstorm as in Feb this year, invasion, meteor or whatever) then the people will
loot everything easily obtained from the local shops.
The foods will be first to go, both perishable and canned , depending on what the situation is ( it will be the only time when people aren't choosy
about what foods they get).
People will grab only what they can carry but seeing as most shops have baskets they will be used , trolleys as well.
Fights will break out depending on the severity of the situation X, just look at the fights and robberies at Ikea in Enfield when that opened to see
what people are capable of in the heat of the moment.
Most people will stay at home in the urban environment waiting for the government to send help ( that will never come IMO ).
Their food will dwindle away slowly as they try to wait out the event.
But they will consume their water as normal , flushing the loos and brushing their teeth etc.
The urban dwellers may survive but not if they do not have the right mindset, we are bred to be lazy to trust our governments and to do as we are
told, not a good idea should SitX happen.
Those that head to the wilderness may have a slightly more flexible time, but food will be scarce unless thy take a trailer full of canned goods ,
which even those have an expiry date. The best place IMO is a house witha very large garden and a well or a farm. But as the city masses head out they
too will be looted and the livestock killed for BBQ's.
I plan to stockpile food and water , which I have done so for quite a while now, but I need to resupply soon, I am to get foodstuffs that aren't
quickly perishable, rice and pastas and canned/bottled food that doesn't need to be refridgerated.
Should the event be severe enough I'm afraid to say one of the first places I'm visiting is one of the local gun shops, of which there are 2 within
easy reach of motorcycle.
Its best to take note of what shops / facilites are around and as I have stated in another thread, is notice where the wholesalers are, there are
quite a few on the Croydon Purley way where luckily there aren't that many homes and people would have to travel there in cars. So a quick trip there
to grab what I can, ( I may have to invest in a motorcycle trailer), it should also be noted where the local DIY shops are for tools and supplies for
your home defences.
A lot of the people will simply wait at home , not knowing what to do, or where to start looking to help themselves. They are the ones we
'Survivalists' or paranoid ones are going to have the most trouble with if we remain in the cities or towns as they will panic first then stampede
next. They will resort to waiting for help that doesn't come then head out to resupply they're foods, taking what they can and from whom, including
breaking into homes and robbing people that they find on the street.
The people will loot everything, and sooner or later everything will be stripped in the cities, for example, you have stockpiled food , guns ammo ,
you reinforce your door, someone sees your door and thinks it must be hiding food. they try and break it down , you fire off a shot to warn them away,
they go, but come back with more people / family / friends who ever, you only have so much ammo remember.
They eventually get in by overpowering you , you either have to run if you can or get beaten up / killed. they raid your supplies, and go.
Someones else comes in and strips your home to the bare floorboars looking for something squirreled away and missed by the raiding party.
Your only choice IMO ( in my daydreams) , is to get a farm and barricade it enough with hedges to look near invisible, I even thought about a high
thick hedge all around with a hedge gate for access to you and yours, but looks like a solid hedge all round,but that would require a lot of cash
most people don't have including me