same with hundreds of gallons of water and the vast array of weapons preppers keep for SHTF.
Having them and using them are two different things...
I would gauge that the best states for SHTF are Texas, and perhaps Georgia, New Mexico, Tennessee and maybe one of the Carolina and maybe Nevada because of the natural resources, vast expanse of land and "favorable" military bases and armament you would find in each of those...These states also don't need the federal government, can operate independently (nor sure about all those states I mentioned ...), so they will be the most likely to fight back and support you. You can forget Louisiana as they are impotent without Fed funding and Florida and Arizona also have a rising limousine liberal class and limited resources to offer -I'm not sure how much Colorado will rise with the south either these days. The rest will mainly be hill folk militias that will have to stay in the hills....although, in this type of war, while Montana, Idaho and Iowa might wish to side with the South, they really won't have much to offer.
In short, lets not prep for SHTF. Lets prevent it!!!