Originally Posted by Black Blade
Well then I guess if I were you I wouldn't worry about any need to stock up nonperishable food, basic necessities, ammo, firearms, etc. Life is good and no need to take any precautions. Uncle Sugar will always be there to provide and make sure that everything runs like a well oiled machine. I on the other hand will look out for me and mine, hope for the best and prepare for the worst whether it's a localized event or a national or global event - but then that's just me.
And this is exactly the answer I expected. A confrontational non-answer.
I never said I am not prepping. I never said I haven't prepped and planned for basic necessities. I never said that I don't have firearms and ammunition to supply them. I never said I don't have a plan. But, by the same token, I refuse to live my life on edge every day expecting society to collapse and to find zombies, hoodlums, looters, and gangs roaming the rural landscape where I live. Not the way I choose to live.
My basic premise was simply do you believe that we will see an overall collapse of society, or just more localized incidents such as the Rodney King riots, or Katrina, and the ensuing lawlessness as the infrastructure collapsed. Using examples of localized riots and the crime rates of the inner city as proof society will collapse seems a bit of a stretch. Using things like the government might default on it's debt, or an impending depression, would be a better rationale for expecting societal collapse.