Hi from ND. My part of the world is pretty barren once it comes to "Survivalist" types of folks that admit to it. However folks around here have doing it for many years. Mostly farmers that always stock up the pantry and make sure the shotty is usable. LOL. But i aint a farmer. I will be moving to alaska in about 2 more years to hopefully homestead up there with my fiancee. Looking forward to that!