Not to get to far afield on this topic, but everyone of our children when they have grown up and moved away from home gets a couple of basic items from my wife and myself:
- A compact, fully equipped bugout bag with a sturdy field knife/hatchet.
- An Ifak
- Plate carrier and body armor.
- A .30 caliber rifle (usually .308) because what we a civilians lack in rate of fire we can make up for in range!
Why do we do this? We are not preppers, and we are not part of some radical militia. But we do firmly believe that being ready as CITIZENS is an important element of our republic.
I hope that day never ever comes, but as a student of history I have read about what happens to a population that cannot defend itself. I believe that the “family” must aways have the means to survive.