Any survivalist worth their MRE's will tell you that having a defensible, well-stocked safe place is much preferable to being forced to go looking for resources and a hidey-hole.If and when the "shit hits the fan" if a person is reasonably prepared with foodand water and has a reasonably secure stronghold, there should be little causeto go anywhere. Every time the survivor(s) ventures out into the view of otherpeople, they run the risk of losing every thing they've worked so hard to accumulate.To survive for any period of time that it might take to bring law and order backto society the survivor must be able to provide their household members with atleast 2,400 calories worth of food daily and at least 2 liters of water.This is the very least to maintain life, and is definitely a weight loss diet, vitamin supplements will be necessary to maintain real health if the stored foodsaren't nutritionally complete.Being at home or at a safe place does give the survivor the options of gardeningto provide basic nutritional needs. Packing vegetable seeds would be a good idea; beans, melons, tomatoes, squash and the dark green leafy veggies will be themost important. The native americans subsisted on these plants along with hunting and fishing, the new age survivalist ought to be able to do the same.After a major disaster the chances of having good, clean, living water anywherenear an urban complex are slim and none. Water filtration and storage will benecessary everywhere but the cities and suburbs will be hit hardest because of the population pressure.Water could be literally worth it's weight in gold before too long in these environments so plan accordingly.Anything that can hold water should be filled and capped if possible to avoid evaporation. Start saving your soda(soft drink) bottles, milk jugs, wine bottles,and aquariums for future use. I recommend using iodine to disinfect your water over chlorine bleach because of chlorine's nasty side affects to your pancreasand other tissues.In any case, disinfected and treated water tastes like shit so be sure to have some kind of flavorings, even kool-aid, to make the taste bearable for kids andlots of picky grownups too.If the survivors are lucky (smart) enough to be living in the country or close to a good water source, they should be prepared to defend it with their lives because all those thirsty people from the cities will be looking for water first and will be in no mood to ask nicely for a drink.In some ways, packing the storage area at home to survive for an extended, unknown period of time, with few ways of procuring more food and goods can be more difficult than snagging a bug-out-bag on the way out the door and toughing it inthe wilderness.Large quantities of nutritionally balanced food must be stock-piled, water mustbe stored, heating and cooking fuel needs to be in good supply and there must be sanitation facilities of some kind.Special efforts must be made to avoid letting other people know of the stock-piled resources because as in any survival situation,the more people involved, themore problems.