I recently had a real eyeopener, We here in N. Alabama had some tornado's tear are world up a couple months back and the power was out in the whole area (half the state) for 4 - 7 days. It was scary to discover just how bad things can get real quick, No gas. no lights, no food, no help, no police presence, no hot water, stores emptied out in 2 days. Walmart was emptied. We saw dumptrucks hauling the food away as lines of people waited to try to get in there for essentials. the list of bad things could go on for a long time. I was fortunate to have some dual fuel camp gear for cooking and light. Lots of flashlights and such. I am also armed to the teeth LOL..Folks I probably don't have to tell you but it got crazy fast. After 2 days the looting started with bad guys getting the wrong end of home protection, fights at the gas lines were common. Ice was a rare and valuable commodity. It really shook me and I am in the process of building my survival cash. Great to find this place. Thanks..