:wave: I am from Tucson AZ. I have been preparing for short term :quote: issues :quote: for awhile but am recently becoming worried that short term isn't going to cover it, that I need to be prepared to etch out survival for myself and kids over the long haul. To complicate matters I'm a single parent and I live in a desert. Those aren't great odds when it comes to the thought of foraging or growing food. on the plus side I have a family member who lives not too far from me in a small community in the mountains. Winter would be but at least there's well water and wood burning stoves, vs no water and triple digit heat with no electricity and no AC in the summer time. The biggest thing I am struggling with right now is knowing when it would be better to stay point for a bit vs knowing when it's time to hit the road. I don't have a compund or a house on several acres to hide out in :dunno: So, having said that, does anyone have any good resources for sheltering in place in hot climates and growing food and seed collecting in low water environments, both hot and cold?