Like bre'r rabbit we have comfortable experienced places where we've been out and feel comfortable being thrown into a "survival situation" What's yours? Where are you comfortable( ready for?) 3 season north American forest?(easiest situation I see here) winter anywhere? mountainous country> 5,000ft? Southern swamps? desert? urban ( yo' mofo!)??? financial country wide or global armageddon? Nuke survial skills? countrywide emp strike Throw me into the 3 season woods farmer john I be fine... "winter" I am inexperienced and under equipped. urban: I am a skeered whiteboy with a bus pass out of my"hood" mountains I think I d be hungry,not my"hood" financial turmoil= "bug in" we're good for" a while...months "depending on food rationing. Once the beans run out???