I would prep but I'm doing good to keep food on the table as it is. Things have gotten a lot better. But clawing your way out of a hole is hard work. I do have a stash of ammo and enough guns to arm my family effectively. But that's about the extent of it.
I've been looking at longterm grain storage. Got to have something to make the alcohol with.
I know I will need plenty of it to deal with it. Food grade drums and dry ice looks pretty easy to me. I get the right stuff it can double as food. I plan to start in on this soon. But like many ok most of my plans they get side tracked.
I always thought it would be best to join forces with like minded trusted friends. And do it as a group. The problem with this is getting the group gathered up after the shite hits the fan. Unless you all live very close it could be a problem. In my case those friends are 2 states away. That's nearly impossible. Your group would be better off with a good diversity of knowledge.
I'm not very trusting with the general public. Where I am it would get ugly fast. I could bug out if need be. Have a good route and the equipment to make it. But you got to have somewhere to bug out to. And I know I wouldnt make it 2 states. I have about a 250 mile radius. You take in effect highways are out. Good unknown backroads can limit your radius pretty quick. Where normally you could drive 400 on a tank of gas. Backroads mite get you 200 miles? And you got to have a route planned with some good alternatives. I live in the city. But I have a route that could have me out in less then 30 min. With minimal human contact. But like I said you need somewhere to go after you get out of the city. And you can't carry all your supplies with you. So I need to work on that destination thing. I would rather take the chance and bug out of here. This place will turn into a war zone quick. But the masses would be moving the opposite direction I would. Leaving me a clear path out.
Anyway I'm just babbling now.
BD That mite hold true in your neighborhood. But I'm not going to chance it with mine. These people ain't right in the head to begin with.