Not every can move to a survival retreat outside of the city
However, in a situation where theres a total breakdown of authority, perhaps a widespread outbreak of biological or chemical terrorist activity or even nuclear war, you may decide that you would be safer to stay holdup in your home. Perhaps you have responsibilities, such as sick parents, that prohibit you from leaving. If so, youd better have a plan in place if no evacuation is possible.
Heres just a brief list of things you would do well to have on hand:
Water at least a gallon of water for each person. Since you are looking at staying in place, and probably dont have enough room to store enough water to get you through any great length of time, and then consider a good water collection system and a good water filter. If you live in a high rise apartment, you can set up a rain collection system on the roof.
Food Starting right now, begin buying canned foods, things that dont necessarily have to be cooked; canned meats, beans, vegetables, etc. Canned goods that have a high water content will help hydrate you. Forget buying a lot of freezer foods, when TSHTF (the stuff hits the fan) one of the first things to go will be the electricity and with it your refrigeration.
Heat if you have a fireplace in your home, then consider laying in a supply of wood. A barbeque grill outside on the patio or balcony will provide a way of cooking without too much worry about fire. Even a stock of sterno or tea light candles can supply enough heat to warm up a can of beans in an emergency.
In a no evacuation situation you would do well to have some means of protecting whats yours and even hunting for some urban wildlife. For some thats going to be a high-powered rifle, more for two-legged varmints, a shotgun for home protection, or a .22 rifle for rabbits and squirrels. You will find a number of online sites where you can get advice about the best survival rifle for a no evacuation scenario.
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