1. Learn to tell the difference between dangerous mountain-people and not-as-dangerous mountain-people
Your environment will be a minefield of crazed-looking individuals who reek of beer-sweat and failure. Some of them will be dangerous and some will merely be your fellow Safeway patrons.
The bottom line is that you will not be able to afford/find furniture. Unless you somehow have an extensive gun collection that you are willing to barter. Guns are used as a sort of primitive currency here.