Note from JWR:

Just as a I expected, Dan B.’s article Four Great Preparedness Myths (that was posted on Saturday) prompted a flurry of responses. You can see those, farther down in today’s posts. OBTW, one of the things that I love about SurvivalBlog is the lively and articulate interchange of ideas, yet without the flames and rants that are all too common in the various preparedness Forums. Thanks for your civility, folks!