I'll assume the scenario is: economic collapse, shops soon to be empty, hyperinflation, parabolic loss of fiat's purchasing power, etc...
* pickup "the get home bag"
it contains what I'd need to get home, on foot, in about 72 hours. It's got some food, but I'd probably be a bit hungry when I made it home,
* fill both canteens with tap water before leaving work,
* drive home (55km),
Beside the primary (freeway) route, I've got two paved alternatives and an off-road one; wire-cutters in the boot allow for a way out in case the
freeway is completely swamped with cars.
* call home from car (wife and kids should be there or there about)
* if possible and time permitting - three stops along the way in order of priority (not essential)
1. gas station (diesel, kerosene)
2. groceries (sugar, oil, beans),
3. camping and outdoor shop,
We live on a farm with our parents, raise our own animals, grow veggies, make our own cheese and so on. There are a few spare barrels of diesel in the
barn. Firewood is always prepared a year in advance and things are wired up so that if we need power the tractor can supply us with up to 16kW of
electricity, on demand, for as long as diesel lasts. Rainwater is collected in a giant reservoir I spent a fortune building and there are two fresh
water streams in 3km radius. The farm has been there for generations and, thanks to my father, hand-powered tools have not been thrown away.
Sidenote: It has just occurred to me that what I've written above is agonizingly boring. As you can tell I've played this scenario out in my head so
many times that anything that could be done to prepare for it, has.
With one exception. Insulin. My Achilles heel. Haven't figured that part out yet.
All the best,
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