Long before Covid, we were prepping. Our remote 80 acres in the Ozark is a banked deposit of last resort should the SHTF.
However, in any form of disaster, environmental, economic, or political, life in the suburbs will most likely continue in some form for most of us. To that end we are prepped to hunker down in suburbia for about 6 months.
Food in the form of frozen and dehydrated stored safely in the lower level of the house. 5800watt generators both Gasoline and diesel at the ready. An active green house for veggies on the southside of the structure, provides solar heating and green veggies. Our large southern roof drains to a barrel giving us potable water. Two hundred yards away is a large subdivision lake.
Of course the -15F temperatures put a real strain on all of it. Natural gas stayed on but had it failed we have two fireplaces, one on each level, and several chords of seasoned oak. I have banked medications, prescription, OTC's and supplements for at least six months. Paper products and ammo,,, enough said.
Keep in mind I live on a small 1/3 acre lot in metro west St Louis. With my wife and two teenagers, I'm as prepared to survive as if a remote mountain cabin.
The cold snap and blizzard was a test run. Stores were out of everything here in Eastern MO. Except for the grahams needed for smores, we were fine. Chocolate you say????? Plenty on hand. Also beer, wines and scotch. Along with food, shelter, and TP, One must also have the essentials of life.
BTW, what's the deal with Graham Crackers. It seems I haven't seen them on the shelf for months now.