I would offer a short story to your readers: Some years ago a friend, who has been preparing for the fecal matter to hit the oscillator for some years, was at the house of another friend, who was his neighbor. He asked her to show him her pantry. She did this, and it contained about three days worth of food. He looked her in the eye and told her that when things really go south, “The first place I am going to go is your house, and I am going to kill you, your children, and any other threat that I find to my survival!” She understood the danger message and became a serious prepper herself!
The point here is that it behooves us all to prepare. When the trucks stop running, it WILL get gruesome fast. So, we need to keep our eye on the ball and not get hung up on too many of the little things.
Yours in Liberty from the Redoubt, – DB