…because panic buying at the moment of disaster is short-sighted and usually WRONG!
COSTCO is refusing to allow TP hoarders to rollback their purchases.
Read and learn from those who have been there and done that.
Selco lived through the Bosnian conflict.
Fernando lived through the collapse of Argentina’s economy.
Once you have an idea of the kinds of things you are preparing to face, find out how to go about it.
J. W. Rawles is a wealth of info and a pretty good novelist
Dolly Freed wrote “Possum Living” back in the ’70s.
Backwoods Home is an old publication, but still quite valid.
If you really want to go old school while sill living in a house, try the Foxfire series of books.
John & Geri McPherson have two excellent books on the topic of aboriginal living.
The Hersperian Foundation offers great books on austere medicine
Finally decide what you want to plan for by making a list of the potential threat events and work from the Most Likely to Least Likely to occur. Identify the equipment and TRAINING you will need to face each one, and then create a budget to obtain the TRAINING and equipment.
Once you have the plan, follow through.
ALWAYS START WITH THE TRAINING. In every disaster you have to be prepared to be naked and alone. Equipment can always be lost, but knowledge cannot, unless you fail to keep learning and practicing what you have learned.