In general, if you are planning on homesteading, you may be considering preparedness as one of the reason for choosing to homestead. In this section, I will be talking about food preservation, home water wells and residential solar.
One of the reasons people are leaving large metropolitan cities is because in a disaster situation, the most vulnerable place to be is in a city. What happens in the electric grid goes down? Most people do not have a stock of water at home or enough food to last them a few weeks. What happens if you are not able to get out of the city because the roads are stuck. When people start to run out of gas, cars are stuck on the road. Basically, you do not want to be in a city if the grid ever went down for a long period of time. Here is an article from Fox news that talks about the vulnerability of the power grid.