Same way we've survived everything else, we push on and preserver. If you're got pea nit butter and crackers plus hot coffee, what's to complaint about. It'll be the young ones causing all the mischief, "what no cell phones working". -----Willy
Here's something that I thought was worth discussing: How will we survive a nuclear EMP? For those who don't know, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) is something that can knock out your electronics. But there's more -- on a large scale, such as one from a nuclear detonation above the ground, or by extra strong solar storms, apparently it's been said to knock out high voltage transformers (and everything else on the grid). The problem cascades further -- nuclear plants without backup power, factories that produce and process our food shutting down... it's a perfect Holywood horror story waiting to happen (throw in a rogue state to the mix).
Having experienced food shortages myself here in Bangkok during the 2011 flood crisis... it's a pretty scary scene. At least then we still had electricity and communications. But what if something like an EMP did so much damage to cause complete power outages across the US? What is our 'back-up' plan? How would we survive without communications? Where will we get our food and clean water from when the factories stop dead in their tracks?