Hello Matt76! Those are all great ideas I actually have in practice now, I was actually just retelling the story so anyone who hasn’t ever been in a situation where a person is caught off guard (like I was then) could read some of the things I experienced.
The blackout was over ten years ago, and since then I’ve made a complete turnaround from the way I was living. The trendy third-floor apartment is long gone, replaced with our permanent home that is better hidden and well packed with supplies. I’m still working on the network of people, but I’m hopeful I’ll be able to fill that gap. The clueless chick from that story definitely learned her lesson that in a true SHTF scenario there is no one coming to save the day. And also, you can never have enough toilet paper and wine.