I learned about the snow being inefficient the hard way.Most winters we'll lose electricity several times, and sometimes the outage can last a week or longer. I can store a meaningful amount of food and supplies for such times, but water... I don't have adequate means to store a meaningful amount of fresh water. Containers and space are both an issue.
I've tried melting snow in containers around our wood stove to use for toilet flushing... but it takes a ton of snow volume to get a few gallons of water...
When you live alone, you have to have something to be able to ward off attackers....I will not own a gun.... I found out about wasp spray as well and mine is handy beside me.... the only thing... if you ever have to use it , you have to warn the culprit that they have to get to the hospital as fast as possible... because it is highly poisonous... and they need to be treated quickly.Get some wasp spray. Better than pepper spray.
25 rolls doesn't last very long in our house. When we run low I might buy a couple hundred rolls, when it's at a sale price. We've got a small room under the stairs where I store toilet paper, paper towels, and pieces and parts left over from repairing stuff in the house. Thankfully I was well stocked with toilet paper before the whole corona thing started. Our town is flush with toilet paper now.I have 25 rolls of toilet paper! No,I did not hoard the TP. LoL I have cases of water and can goods and a full freezer. You never know . My friend says I need to share it with others if stuff goes down. I agreed . With the gospel of course.