Originally Posted by JoeDiver
Only the bad guys feel that way and want you to believe that.
Any "expert" who told me that would be immediately discounted and all further utterances would be ignored.
I teach disaster preparedness as part of my job (sucks to be the rookie when they come looking for volunteers; and who knew that curse would last for years?). I was asked to do a seminar at church, as they wanted to be a "center of help" in case of disaster. The focus they asked for was how to prepare for a natural disaster that disrupted normal supplies for one to two weeks. So I did.
I'm no advocate for mass armament, but part of my course covers a bit about the psychology of disasters. In it, I advise people that as part of their preparation, they consider in advance how far they are willing to go to keep what they have. If my kid is starving, and you have food
, I'm going to come take it from you. How far are you willing to go to stop me? Better decide now, because there won't be any deciding after the event, those types of decisions are made for you... A boomstick or two might be pretty handy (Although I can't say that last bit in the course).
In a funny
turn towards the end, during the open questions, an older gentleman asked me "what kind of generator
do I recommend?" I answered, "the quietest one you can find. After two weeks of no supplies, do you really want to be the only house in the neighborhood with lights on?"
At the rate they keep dumbing down education and increasing reality television programming, I think the creation of zombies and the zombie apocolypse is nigh. The water
is a great safety
barrier, but I keep the boat well stocked with theater make-up to use as a disguise should I need to sneak back and resupply. For some reason zombies never seem to eat other zombies.
-- a little old lady got pulled over for speeding, and when the cop asked for her license
, he notice a weapons permit
behind it in her purse. He asked about it.
"M'am, is that a weapons permit
"Yes officer, I have a concealed carry permit. There is a .45 automatic locked in the glove box. It's unloaded, but there are three magazines with it."
"OK, locked is fine, do you have any other weapons in the car?"
"Yes officer. Under the seat I have a .38 revolver and four boxes of ammunition. There's a twelve gauge in the trunk with a case of shells. Both are unloaded."
"Wow m'am, that's a lot of firepower. Anything else?"
"Yes officer, I have a loaded Glock in my purse with an extra magazine of hollow points."
In bewilderment at the vast arsenal granny is packing, the cop asked, "M'am, what are you afraid of?"
The little old lady smiled for a second and replied, "nothing."