What else can we learn? I remember this episode, I was a big Twilight Zone fan, and a prepper even then, I was 12 or 13 and thought survival kits and shelters and forts were the “rage!” By the way, the Zone problems started with a wastebasket fire in a missile launch facility….Back to the question…..
First, don’t advertise the fact that you have a shelter, preps, nothing! This tantamount to posting directions on a public billboard and can only lead to grief if the shtf!
Second, without being pushy or overbearing, try to get the eyes of your friends and neighbors open to the potential of a catastrophic or life changing event that might directly affect them, and of the fact that they aren’t ready for it: You have health, car and fire insurance, right? Well why not survival insurance? Slow and steady, using recent examples, most notably Katrina, the East coast storms and the Mid West snow storm that caused massive destruction but fortunately little loss of human life: The people in the areas hit are ranchers, farmers and outdoorsmen and take care of them and theirs….they are preppers out of necessity, it’s part of their life style.
Third, people can and will quickly become animals, especially when driven by fear! This program demonstrated this back in the 60’s. Imagine today when about half the population operates with the aid of one or more mind altering chemicals and they are dependent on the government for the fruits of their existence! Total chaos! You will be dealing with a mob that feels “owed,” and which will not hesitate to use force to take what they are “owed.”
Fourth, be prepared to defend what you have but don’t rush to judgement. If you have practiced opsec and prepping, you should be in a position to make rational decisions based on good intel, rather than making a decision based on a rumor of war….
Fifth, and last for this, BE A PREPPER and KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!