Survival is the number one priority. You dont get raped daily because there are laws against it and people like me to protect you. When there is no law you will need to defend yourself. A gun is your first prep, not food or a BOB. Get a mind set that I will live and do what I need to to survive. The weight of a gun is worth its weight in gold. Extra ammo is a great trade item. Sorry for the harsh assessment but I am a 30 year LEO and at there base people are evil.