Shouldn't matter where you live, as long as you have access here. You'll find 'survivalists' of all types on the site, probably many with the same concerns and ideas that you have. And don't concentrate mainly on defense, we are all guilty of it, but food and water I think are the keys to living things out. Start there first, then work for protection. Having a generator helps, but make sure you have spare parts and fuel. Trouble always comes in threes.