Then fleshing out the rest of the preparedness/survival plan from there.
Preparation really starts with what you carry on your person every day, pocket knife/pocket tool, CCW, cash, lighter ect.
Also how you are dressed, my dad always said, don't drive anywhere if you aren't ready to walk back, in WY when you are broke down 30 miles from anywhere you are walking. You know, just those few things are huge advantages over what settlers and pioneer types had. With such things you can handle a variety of situations and would be fine for a few days.
From there it goes to the "sissy gear" that makes long term living more comfortable, sleeping gear, shelter, water purifier and a good pack to carry it in along with what ever food and water you can aquire and store. When such gear and the skill to use it you could go on for a long time.
When you get right down to it, what you can store and how much food and water ahead of hunger and thirst you control, are what define the level of your survival.
I think you have to take care of your personal gear first, then flesh it out with food storage, means of production ect.
Great minds think alike! And those that think alike will most likely have the best chance if the ballooon ever went up. Not only is there safety in numbers but there is the possibility of a higher standard of living where everyone contributes. If you choose to live like an animal, fine, thats your choice not mine.
A lone individual, not properly equipped, nourished or rested will have a difficult time functioning at 100%. Those that have prepared in advance won't. Its common sense. The layering concept is an intelligent well thought out approach, even for those on limited budgets. It allows you to see progress in your preparations as you move from one level to the next.
Gunkid can't even come up with the contents for his rucksack, thats if he even owns one. The problem with the "Gunkid theory", is that he will probably be shooting in the back people that are even less prepared than he is. Therefore he will be collecting little or nothing that will assist him in long term survival, should the balloon ever go up.
since so MANY twits will be "providing' gear, food, etc, one needn't bother with stocking a lot of it. Any steel can will suffice to boil water, if one is not in fear of thousands of riflement trying to kill you. If the latter is the case, you'd better be a LOT better skilled and equipped than virtually anyone is.