You have to remember that people in remote areas are more self sustainable. They're hunters, farmers and builders. Urbanites are more dependent on supplies because we don't need to have those skills. If we can't get it from Amazon.com, grocery stores or Target, we're pretty screwed.
As far as them having "less" experience.. flip that. They'll be more experienced at surviving period. They'll be more likely to own several fire arms or other weapons for hunting.