: For some reason your entire family
has disappeared along with the rest of the town, there is no hope of finding them or anyone else (imagine they disappeared spontaneously). All homes are locked, all businesses are open and all that's left is you to survive. Keep in mind that most foods will spoil over time and the longer the city is abandoned the more likely it will become inhabited by other dangerous animals that could threaten your survival. Assume the global power grid is on, but all television and radio stations are offline.
You have only the energy to carry enough to fit into a backpack capable of holding a maximum of 2.5 square feet of materials. Larger items can be fastened on the outside, but you must be mobile enough to run if necessary.
Your home's food supply is not indefinite and if you are to make base anywhere, additional supplies is necessary (like additional food, barriers and electronics), so you must set out (whether or not you return to the home is irrelevant). So here is the predicament. This is your first trek out onto the abandoned streets with only the will to survive on your side. Of everything in your home (plus garage, shack and whatnot), what would you take with you?
Remember your backpack's limitations and keep in mind it would be best to prepare as if you would be gone for at least 3 days.
Once you've posted what you think you'd bring, post your immediate survival plans, be they safe points, landmarks or personal goals.
I'll post my own survival plan later. Enjoy.