Well, boys and girls, am in Central Virginia, upwind of DC, out in the sticks, about 600 meters beyond the sign that reads DANGER UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE DO NOT ENTER
. If we get into a SHTF scenario, our plans are to call the kids home, alert the neighbors, blow the bridge, arm the claymores, and switch to the filters for the air intakes.
Seriously, we are fortunate to be in a rural community, where MOST folks have a fair ration of common sense. No, not planning to live on an exclusive diet of wild game (that is gonna get scarce REAL quick) but folks here were getting along without a lot from the outside for a long time (note to self- check quantity of salt in long term storage).
If the issue is runaway inflation, well, sux when you are buying- not as important when you are bartering. If issue is uncontrolled criminal activity, that is not wise in neighborhoods where there is frequent ownership of deer rifles, shotguns, and backhoes (keep Virginia tidy) If the issue is an out-of-control government, see preceding sentence.
Folks here were feeding their families, building and heating their homes, and making their own fun for a long time. Without foreign trade, government bailouts, or Congresscritters that can't pay their taxes. While I am not a fan of Hank Williams Jr, the song "A Country Boy Can Survive" does have a lot of truth in it.
Like I said, I live in a small rural place. Only famous person that ever came from here was over 100 years ago. Boy by the name of John Mosby. Never was a General- matter of fact, only made it to Major- but he did OK.
And makes a good role model.
Things get really bad, and you're in the neighborhood, stop by for a cup. Ring the bell down at the road, and stay on the path. It was a lot of work fixing up that landscaping, and we don't want to have to replace any of it...