dogman wrote:I laugh my ass off at preppers, but a decent stash of canned food, and buying rice and beans in larger quantities makes some sense. But not a 5 year supply. There is a gun in the house, but not a ton of ammo. Hiding works better than fighting, ask anybody who endured WWII.
I've got 90lbs of rice, a pallet of bottled water, and 200rds for my rifle - that's the extent of my "prepper" activities so far. For now, I would be OK if another hurricane hit; that's about it. I went online to order some ammo a couple of weeks ago, when I heard that the price of guns & ammo was going up. I had 1000rds selected and I went almost all the way through the checkout, was about to click "submit", when the thought occurred to me that if I were to survive an apocalyptic scenario long enough to put 1000rds through a bolt action rifle at armed aggressors, I would have killed & accrued way more than 1000rds of ammo, plus more guns to shoot them with. So I changed my order quantity to 200. I agree, hiding is better. Avoid conflict, but don't go unarmed.
This thread, along with other stuff I've been reading lately, has led me to reevaluate things. I don't really think that a armored mad max-mobile is the way to go. For now I'm sticking to my plan of purchasing a small piece of land for farming, but I think that getting my family a few good mountain bikes would be more advantageous. Also I plan to get a shotgun. No bunker, no pipe bombs, no 30yr supply of canned potted meat, and no doomsday seed bank are in my plans. I'm keeping it simple, and reasonable. I think the cigs & soap are a good idea though.