Beer don't brew itself, I've got that chore, too.
Bread has to be made every few days, if I want to eat. That's with or without a functional government.
If it all goes south, I'll see it as a tax holiday until the next protection racket/shakedown mob... er... government comes along.
Never have needed the government, don't need them now either! Any city slickers venturing out to look for food had better not come sneaking onto my private property! If someone is truly hungry and is in need of food and shelter, I can and will provide in return for some hard work! No honest American will be turned away, but, the help will come with hard work!
DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT ENTERING THE PROPERTY AFTER O DARK THIRTY!
That’s a great post right there.
I’m not nearly as far along as you, but I am slowly but surely moving in a similar direction. Got gardens and chickens, guns and ammo, a big dog, a stream and a well, oil lamps and oil, a nice big cast-iron wood stove with cooktop, plenty of parks and woods loaded with deer, turkey, and critters, some supplies...
It’s a lot of work, but it’s a labor of love.