Unfortunately, it might be a a legitimate plan. When I mentioned the people on the show kidding themselves, I generally think of a SWAT team. Can they defend themselves and their property from a disciplined group of people with armored vans, automatic weapons, flash bang grenades, night vision goggles/weapons, tear gas and snipers capable of killing them from over 1000 yards out. Your average deer rifle is capable of accurate shots from concealment around some of these people's homes, where they've only cleared out a few hundred yards.
The ones that scare me are the Anarchist types. Happened to meet a firefighter who was a bit of a "survivalist" and he was telling stories about some of the people in his "community" who had the mindset of "we'll take what we want from others" etc..
I agree with you. There are so many different levels of "prepping" though, I think those types will be looking for easier targets. They're nothing but locusts. But yes, I'm sure they will find many innocents to feed off of, sadly.
Wouldn't one of the best preparation options is to keep a good many types of seeds? I mean, if you are looking at an ultimate disaster. (downfall of mankind type of thing)
You never know what type of disaster might occur...and some of them may mean having to leave your home (and area) and never come back...in such cases having a huge stock of canned foods and supplies isn't going to help much, especially if you have to leave fast.
Seeds, on the other hand, are small, travel well, and even when they get a couple of years old, you will still have some that are viable.
(granted, of course, you will still need food, water, and shelter until they grow and produce)
I'm just saying seed ought to be included in the "must have" category.
You would be correct, Tigz. It's why some level of gardening is usually one of the first recommendations for people looking to be more self-sufficient/save money.