First is having a plan for staying put, or bugging out. The situation would dictate the "TOOLS" for the job. We have our "BOB" Bug out bag that has three days worth of supplies, tools and some creature comforts, and a good dome tent. This along with the folding AK that could be kept out of sight and a Glock 40 at the ready. I don't plan on getting involved in any protracted engagement, just to evade to get to our hunt cabin to sit/sort it out. The staying put plan would be the shotgun for up close and personal and the handgun for general carry indoors as they can be put into action quickly. The lone wolf sniper mentality is not the best of plans. We have a few trusted friends that are like minded and can be counted on in a SHTF situation. After all you can't stay on guard, forage and carry out general camp duties alone 24/7. I would keep a low profile no military clothes or gear visible, just stuff that I bought at Tractor Supply. I want to appear or disappear into the woodwork.