Here is my helpful guide to preparedness for total society breakdown, ( but it also applies for wilderness camping).
Hide in the hills until it all blows over.
This is quite a task to plan for but the Instructable before you is for straight survival; travel light, no gadgets just food and shelter.
The whole packed bags ( without food and water) weigh about 14kg and that includes the gun and the axe.
Getting on a bike; it allows you carry more equipment, travel further, expend less energy and outrun anyone.
(I get to the bike in Step 4).
With prolonged deprivation, one of the biggest dangers will be other humans, that is why my Instructable is aimed at getting away from them. . . I choose the running away strategy.
Here is the photo of everything laid out but now I will explain why I chose each item.
I have given links to Amazon pages for many of the items to illustrate exactly what they are ( but they could be bought much cheaper elsewhere with research and I give links to several Army surplus stores in the other steps)
Please read on.
Step 1: Hierarchy of needs. . . firstly water.
I start by breaking down my needs, which are the same as most people's so I can illustrate them using Maslow's famous diagram.
It's the bottom layer we are interested in; the rest is a bonus.
(I've only ever really used the bottom two tiers anyway.)
In a survival situation, clean, potable water is the most important thing; We can survive without food for weeks but to go without water for just one day would start a dangerous slide into dehydration from which we may not recover.
So a water filter will be necessary, more than one in fact:
-Firstly a 'straw' water filter allows you to simply suck water from the source, a stream for example.
-For larger quantities a pump filter; it's very easy to operate: just pump the handle to instantly remove contaminants from drinking water.
As a back up to this, Iodine solution; ( it is harmful if used long term); I have used it and the taste is not so bad.
Of course, boiling the water on a rolling boil will also make water safe to drink. ( if not contaminated with chemicals.)
Cooking equipment will come later in this Instructable.