I just spent a long weekend in Florida. Looking back, I do not believe I would have survived had an EMP or collapse happened. While there I realized that Florida was not my comfort zone. I did not know the plants, terrain and wildlife. I have always been a fan of @Bishop's videos but now I have a greater appreciation for them. We all have a comfort zone of where we live. We know the weather, plants, sounds etc. But have you ever gone on vacation to a different zone and asked, could I survive here? My observations: Most of the plants in Florida were unrecognizable to me. I saw all the palms and mentioned to my Aunt about heart of palms but we looked at the trees and were unsure of which one. I even pulled up Bishop's video, hoping to identify. I was happy to see some purslane growing because I knew that was edible. For meat type edibles, fish and birds seemed to be in abundance. Knowing how to make a net would be good for fishing and slingshot would be the best for birds, IMO. Wild hogs were around but they are hard to kill and was told a shot behind the ear will usually kill them. Fact or fiction, I do not know but that is what the locals told me. Locals also were nice to talk about gators and where I would most likely see them. Shallow water and warmth, also locals said to listen and look for other wildlife. They said no birds and real quiet, make note. Could all be BS but I do not know because it was all foreign to me. The bugs loved me. Nosee-ums and mosquitoes left there mark all over me. I know @hot diggity has a nosee-ums thread and I will be revisiting that because it is info I needed. My first day in Florida I got bit by something. I swatted it but the stinger needed to be removed. Within the hour my hand was red, hot and itching then it started swelling. Benadryl saved the day. It took 48 hours for my hand to get back to normal. Had there been no access to Benadryl, who knows what would have happened. I may live near a metro area but I am comfortable with the terrain and know the wildlife, plants etc. I have confidence in locating water. But if SHTF and I had to relocate to a place like Florida, my survivability would lower significantly. So I ask again, have you ever gone on vacation to a different zone and asked, could I survive here?