As we saw on September 11, 2001, chaos can come suddenly upon America. It also can occur on a more personal level, as the people at Waco, Ruby Ridge, or as many crime victims will tell you. What I advocate you do is prepare for disaster. Stockpile food. It doesn't take too much money to do that. You could probably buy a years supply of rice and pasta for under a $200 at your local supermarket. And it's virtually imperishable. You could keep them in storage for years, and they would still be edible. A portable wood stove would be a good idea for cooking and heat. For water, it would be a smart idea to dig your own well, or at least live near a stream, river, or lake. Filtering through coffee filters and boiling should make the water safe to drink.
Stockpile weapons. (legally of couse) Even if you can't get a gun, at least stock up on pepper spray, clubs, and blackjacks. An old sock with a roll of nickels inside makes a neat little weapon. Bulletproof vests and army surplus steel helmets may be a good idea. It's always important to remember to BRING YOUR WEAPONS WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT! All the weapons in the world won't do you any good if you don't have them when you need them. Remember, America is now teaming with people who have no souls. They'd kill you for a dime, and laugh about it. These types of people are the products of our entertainment, media, educational, and so-called justice system. They are created by the people behind the scenes to terrorize the population into wanting a more overbearing and intrusive government to protect us from the animals they've created.
If you don't already live in a remote area, you may want to move to one, for your own safety. If you already do live in a remote area, think about security. Low visability is a big advantage. Lots of pine trees blocking the view of your house from the road is a good idea. Lots of thorn bushes around the perimeter of your house will help make unwanted entry more difficult. Heavy steel doors and bulletproof lucite instead of glass windows might be a good idea. Of course, fireproofing your exterior is a smart idea. Motion detectors and emergency flood lights are excellent. Of course gas masks could be helpful. A good guard dog may be useful.
The attacks of September 11, 2001 were all centered in the major cities. If a biological, nuclear, or chemical attack occurs, you can be sure it will take place in the cities. If martial law is declared, where will it be most strictly enforced? The cities.
If you want to keep your privacy use lead based paint. Just mix lead powder into your paint, since there is no lead based paint available. Paint your ceiling, walls, doors, floors, everything with lead based paint! Just don't eat it!
Do you know why the Government wants people to remove lead based paint? Is it because it is not good for you to eat? Eating any paint isn't good for you, is it!
Is it because it is not good for you to breathe it? Breathing paint fumes isn't good for you! No kidding! Is it because it is bad for the environment? WRONG! Do you think they care! Is it because long term exposure is bad for you? Do you think they care! They encourage people to use cell phones which have been PROVEN to cause cancer! They made it illegal to oppose the placement of cell towers in residential areas in 1996 despite the fact they have been PROVEN to cause cancer! Use your head! It is a control thing! The dangerous radiation from cell towers can't easily penetrate lead paint. The Government can't track your movements through lead based paint. The Government's infrared scanners can't locate you in your house or your place of business. The Government's helicopters can't see into your house if the ceiling is painted with lead based paint. The Government's motion detectors can not see into your house through lead based paint. The Government's listening devices can not eavesdrop through lead based paint.
You may also want to map out routes of escape, and even consider emergency tunnels, just in case. For emergency power backup you could either use a diesel generator or hook up a duel battery system in your car. Then run a power inverter off your car battery. For heat, a small wood stove will be fine. Stockpile candles and matches. Some of these might seem a little extreme, but considering all the forces that are at work in our society, following my advice might save your life.