Our purpose in writing this manual is not to be scaremongers, the last thing we want you to do in the face of imminent social environmental economic collapse is hide cowering in your basement or pretend that nothing is actually going on. As shit gets worse, and it very likely will, and our own illusions of security and stability are stripped away, the best thing we can do is be ready for the worst. Possibly nothing will happen, but even more likely it will be like nothing we could ever expect. So on that note, we give you the PAPM.
Incidentally, I have a friend or two who have mastered the fine art of living off the prairie here in kansas.. except for winter, which at it's worst would find them crashed out on the sofas of friends. It can be done, even in these days.