I just rented the movie "Defiance" concerning the efforts by Jews in Bellorussia to survive the Nazi invasion. It was based on a true story. It is in essence a SHTF scenario. Yes, I do realize it is a movie and cannot be 100% accurate but I did find it a bit intriguing. The interesting aspects to me were: 1. Stuff happens faster than you are ready for. 2. Not everyone around you can be trusted. There are always collaborators who seek profit or power from the situation at hand. There will also be people who seek the security of slavery over the risk of freedom. 3. People will flock together in a crisis. The concept of a lone survivor may not be real. 4. You cannot win a conflict easily and painlessly when facing an armed aggressor. 5. Food and shelter counts for a lot and it helps to be armed too. Anyway, I did not find a prior thread on this and thought it may be of interest.