In the process of trying to learn all I can about preparing for an extended bad situation, I had to ask myself what this situation that I'm preparing for will actually look like so that I will know how to prepare. The subject of firearms is what really got me thinking about it. From what I read on various blogs and forums dealing with the subject, I see some people preparing to hold off a full military assault, while others want to make sure they have enough firepower to ward off looters and such, with the rest somewhere in between. I guess where you live would have a lot to do with the scenario you have in mind and are planning for. Any thoughts?