I can't watch these anymore, they just shame me as to how unprepared I am. Near as I can tell, we live in the worst place on earth for a SHTF situation. No water (or rain) to drink, no place to fish or hunt, nothing can be grown, relatively few escape routes, deadly temperatures, and little sense of community. All we have in greater Phoenix are 5 million testy people, in a concrete oven, with lots of guns and ammo.
Sadly, I don't have enough resources, to prepare for not having enough resources, (while living in the cul de sac of Quislings). Could we please postpone the apocalypse until I retire?
Being prepared is more of a mind set thing to me then having deep pockets. I know I can't stock up and food, water, ect the way I want to. I try and fill in the gaps with knowledge on how to take care of me and my family. Just hypothetically, if you droped someone from our armed forces and a school teacher or lawyer, into ...I don't know, the twilight zone, and gave the school teacher or lawyer aIn unfair advantage by giving them food and water, I would still bet on our unknown armed forces person. Not because there military but because they have the knowledge to survive. I have a simple bug out bag, which really isn't a bug out bag it's a use for any emergency bag, some supplies in our car. I like to think I have a head on my shoulders and that's what will get me through, or I'm an idiot and should be stock piling food and doing a reality show proving to my nabors IM CRAZY! Who knows?