The rich were the first to leave. They wired their savings abroad and hopped on international flights. The middle class departed next. They went on buses, sometimes riding for days across several countries. The poor remained.
If the government wants, or needs your food, they can take it. If the government wants your water filtration devices, they can take it. They can take whatever they want under continuity of government policies.
.... Since Hurricane Maria. Think the government will save you? Puerto Ricans just found a warehouse FULL of emergency supplies stashed since Hurricane Maria and never distributed.
Here are the 5 most practical solar-powered items for preppers, whether you're just suffering from a power outage or things have really gone south.