I was wondering, what all preperations have the folks here made for any kind of mid to long term SHTF situation that interupted infrastructure and services such as utilities and supply networks? I know for any short term situation a generator and a good supply of batteries and gas along with laid in supplies of food and such should see you through. Im thinking in terms of anything that was ongoing for several months or even years. There would be the obvious things to have like hand tools to take the place of power tools, a hand pump for a well or a cistern large enouph to supply houshold needs with local rainfall, some heirloom seeds and a garden when in season, some kind of critters to supply meat (rabbits in the urban/suburban areas at least goats , chickens or something at least in rural areas), jars and canner to preserve foods once refrigeration is out, but what are some of the other things you could do to be prepaired for after the gas for the generators and batteries for the toys and tools run out? Im also figureing means to defend ones self, family and goods is also a given. Im mostly wondering about others ideas on how to deal with the loss of all the modern technoligy we have come to rely on, going 1900 high tec.