As a senior and veteran I am amused at people who think themselves prepared because they have a bag full of tools they have no clue how to use.
They have the appropriate dress in camo that is neatly pressed in the latest fashion. and you look down and see the designer basketball shoes and the bling that would instantly attract the thief to an easy score.
With the majority we can be assured survival wont occur in the middle of the woods. The people who live in the rural areas are more prepared than most to survive.
The ones they will need be concerned with are the ones from the city who will come in droves and destroy any chance of their survival and ruin the land and its ability to provide for others survival.
The only thing I am sure of is that government is only prepared to serve the people by oppression only.
That is quite clear of the amount of arms and ammo purchased for to arm the various departments in government.
If evidence is needed at the inept abilities of government we need only look at the actions to help the people from the last two major storms in the US.
They had thousands of mobile homes that sat useless while people needed to seek shelter in a stadium and the only things to arrive were people that went door to door to confiscate the guns.
In New York state who was first on the seen the inspectors to take up notices of condemnation. It must be up to us to organize and the primary thought should be to notify the city and county that you will not put up with the gun confiscation.
They have other problems to solve and they need to be at it. Meanwhile to the individual if you think all the gear will save you then buy it for it will get heavy to carry and if it doesn’t provide food and water it is useless.
If you do not know how to use that gun you have you are more a danger to yourself than the one who will take it from you and then take your gear and whatever food you have.
Knowledge weighs nothing and useful information cannot come only from a book. One cannot get the useful skills by sitting watching football and figuring out which teams will have the point advantage or getting the highest score on the video games.
The only way is get up off your dead center and move with your family so that you all will have a chance to stay together because government wont do it for you.
I apologize for my lengthy rant for I have the same problems with family to make them see the value of the actions I wish them to do.