It will be a worldwide collapse. Now this is speculation, but this is how I see it unfolding:
The first thing that would happen is food shortages. The average supermarket BARELY keeps enough stock to last a week of regular shopping days.
In the event of some sort of catastrophic collapse, every supermarket will empty in 24 hours.
The first things to go: bottled water, non-perishables such as canned goods, pasta, cereals, canned milk, rice, flour, batteries.
Gone are the days when food processors stockpiled their warehouses. Almost all companies don't process anything until an order is placed.
If you don't get out of the city within 48 hours, sad to say you will never get out, it will become a warzone.
If the collapse gets you down, pretend you decided to take two years off work to go camping in the sticks somewhere.
An ideal vehicle would be a 4wd truck with a little camper stuck on the back, filled with food and fuel containers.
Useful items: Hand tools - saws, picks, shovels, axes, bows, etc.
Get the kind where you can replace the handle, NOT the cheap kind.
I won't go into firearms as it's covered elsewhere exhaustively.
Hand generated (crank) items such as flashlights.
Non-useful items: Tvs, furniture, computers, phones, money.
If you want an idea of what life might be like, visit an Amish community.
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