Re: If the stuff really hits the fan.
In a real SHTF scenario just having guns and ammo ain't gonna cut it (unless you're a bandito and you plan to steal everything you need.) You need to prepare in advance in every way: 1) spiritually 2) with lot of food, 3) with extra gas or diesel fuel, 4) with firewood or propane, 5) with a plan! The most important decision is whether to stay and dig in or to evacuate. IMHO the best plan is usually to stay put and fortify. But if you happen to live in an already crime-ridden area then it might make better sense to cut and run.