posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 12:34 AM
One of the big rules of prepping is OPSEC, however if your on here or a member of any other site that is like this or any type of
survival/homesteading site..people are going to know you are atleast interested or inquiring about such things.
That alone is going to have a bullseye on your back. If your a member of COSCO/SAMS or any other club like those for bulk buying, your also known, and
if you have any weapons your already known, add them up and see who is a member of several of those groups/sites and your OPSEC is blown with all the
internet non security that has been in place for years now, so other than trying to be low profile in your town or city and having your garage doors
closed when you supply your "pantry" so nosey neighbors do not see that you just bought a truck load of food to store...the powers that be, can just
look at your bank account or credit card to see where and how much you spent on any given day at any given time and what you bought, and also to be a
member of the big stores with bulk, well they all have computers and mailing lists and names for the members, so yeah people know who you are and what
you buy and have...
What is your back ground? prior military? cop? do you hunt/fish? they already know all of this..how many weapons have you bought and what caliber?
yeah they know all this already too.
The only way to avoid all of that is to go off grid, and use cash for everything. All that I mentioned is on a larger level with people that do not
know you, and as far as OPSEC for you in your immediate area, yeah you could have it, but it might be short lived...meaning once the power is off and
you fire up the genny or are having the smell of good cooked food coming from your home, people will come looking for what they want and you have or
if after a week/month of the power being off, people are dirty/weak/hungry, yet you will be clean, well maintained and still going strong. Also if you
have power and others do not, like for your lights in the house, that will also be a dead give away.
You can do things to better the quality of life for you in a SHTF, but beware...anyone that is in need and not ready for it, will be looking for
anyone that has anything that they don't.
I could add a lot more things here but you all get the point I hope....
This is just my .02 cents for whatever its worth.