screw buying all that crap and preparing
I'm gonna be like the grasshoppers in that movie and just swoop in and take all the ants food.
Nothing personal.... it' just 2012.
I'm making a list of targets to hit and there are many localy that I would storm 1st. You have nothing to worry about out there!
That's what I figured...and I'm sure that's why Brian didn't say shit about *how* he was prepped, but I'm am in no way worried. If things really get that bad where the general populace had to "Bug In", ya'll would be too busy taking care of your own bidness to get over here to fuck with me.
In my group of friends, we have had many discussions on what to do when we get the "well, when SHTF, I'm going to YOUR place"
i just want to know what these guys are reading/watching/being told that's making them so paranoid.
Nothing really for me. I just like being prepared and educated. You have a spare tire in your car right? Would you put one in there if it didn't come from the factory? I would, and anyone with half a brain would to. I also have a basic first aid kit, small tool box, spare pair of sunglasses, blankets, multi-tool, and something to start a fire with. Luckily I've only had to use the spare tire once, and the multi-tool once or twice when I had some electrical issues after hitting a pot hole. One winter I had to use the blanket when my '83 Volvo had a problem during a huge snow storm and I had to wait two hours for a tow truck.
Now, our area has had floods, tornado, and thunderstorms severe enough to knock power out for more than a day. Those are all events that could have used a little prepping. Imagine an event that took power out for a week?
Going a little further, realistically, a huge solar flare (which happens every 100 years or so) could knock out satellites and the electrical induction could blow power transformers nation wide. Even if 1% of all power transformers in the state blew up due to this solar induction, think of how long it would take to get all that power back up, and the run on transformers that would take weeks if not months to get caught up on.
It's been about 100 years since we've been hit with such a solar event, so we are due.
And lately, all the earthquakes, and volcanic activity. Granted, we don't have volcano in our area, but there is a fault around here.
Just things to keep in mind. It's better to have and not need, then need and not have.