H/T to Wirecutter on this one.
The major metropolis in SE Michigan, Detroit, has been nationally ranked as the third absolute WORST place to be when/if SHTF. Even beating out Flint, but hey, maybe this was done prior to Flint figuring out that their water was capable of killing them (slower than the criminal population, but killing them dead, nevertheless).
Here’s how they determined it:
“Crime statistics that take murder per capita, strong arm robbery, and assault into account provides a reasonable expectation of what these cities will look like after doomsday. The availability of natural resources will play a much larger role than crime because a lack of those natural resources will force the people who aren’t criminal to become criminals. Natural resources that factor into our ratings include; farms, freshwater sources, and raw materials. Government dependency plays a smaller, but equally important, role in how a city fares after doomsday seen in our latest post ‘Life after Doomsday’. A city with a high percentage of its inhabitants on welfare, food stamps, and other forms of government assistance means a high number of people who are less likely to be prepared, and self-sufficient. Cultural values can somewhat be succinct with crime, but for the purposes of this article, it is its own being. Cultural values like community togetherness and team spirit is a plays a huge role in how a city will fare after the apocalypse. Wolverines!”
Read the whole thing, here, at USCrow.org.
Makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy, don’t it? But not to worry, really, who needs preps and training?