Wow. Thank you for all of the replies. I'm glad I'm not alone. I have very little money right now, and I should have been preparing a long time ago.
I want to move out of this town I live in and head for higher ground, but in my current situation, that's next to impossible. I have started piecing
gear together though. I have battery-less flashlights, a Dynamo crank radio/weather radio. I need to get some dynamo crank FRS radios. I have a bunch
of lighters, and am planning on buying some Swedish Firesteel. I just bought a Gerber LMF II Asek... Got a good deal on it here. I evidentally just
bough the last one they had, because now they're out of stock, but they have other colors and configurations of the same knife on the site...
I want to buy a personal water filter next. I also need to get an equipment vest and some better clothing. What I'm finding hard is what to do with
all of this stuff. Like where to put it. Right now, it's all in my basement, but what do I do if I need to head for the hills, without a car?
Whatever I can get into a backpack?
I'm also nervous about the ruling that is to come this month in regards to the 2nd Amendment in Washington DC. The 2nd Amendment is non-negotiable,
and I hate that I live in a state (Illinois) where there are so many laws restricting our right to life and it's defense. Here's an interesting
article about that upcoming decision...
I'm weary about donating money to any group, so I doubt I will.
In my opinion, if we want to defend our Constitutional Rights, then we need to use them, and by using them, I mean we need people to wake up so we can
use the 2nd Amendment for what it was originally intended to be used for. I don't think I need to clarify on that either.
The other thing that needs to be done is we all need to network. We need to establish a network so that when the SHTF, people have places to go, and
people to group with. Numbers are effective tools in survival. When things go down, it won't be like in the movies. There will be no lone hero, or
lone wolf heroics. There's always someone better than you skill-wise, and if you think that you can take on more than one person yourself, then
you're treading on very dangerous ideaology. Power is in numbers. Survivability is in teamwork.
Ok, enough ranting. I hope I'm wrong about everything, but all signs point the other way, so I'm preparing, and I'm glad I'm not crazy. Thank you