Well SAID, Freebore!
I completely agree with this statement. We, as a culture have become so enamoured and dependant on our technology, that if the powergrid went down for a week or two, or basic services were halted for more than a day or so, amny would panic and riot.
Look at how nuts people got last summer when there was tak of fuel rationing on the east cost(which was only a rumor) in the wake of the Hurricans hitting the refineries. people were robbing and stealing fuel and lines at the pumps were NUTS. thats just over GASOLINE!
I will not get caught with my "pants down."
Katrina was a wake up call for me and many others(provided that the government doesn't try to take MY guns away"
I also keep some water purification tablets, waterproof matches, thermal blankets, flares and flint and magnesium in a waterproof ammo box for emergency.
Our home is fueled my natural gas and I always keep 4 full propane tanks for the grill.
Bottled water is constantly stocked and rotated.
i don't understand WHY a person, especially with a family, would not prepare themselves for an emergency situation?