Hey Rw, as I always say whatever makes your boat float, as long as it doesn't bother or I should say harm any others do your own thing. I think your feeding into the "chicken little paranoia" but MHO if it does hit the fan we'll know which one is right. At my age I'll go down fighting but they better hurry or I won't be around anywho.
Growing up on a farm, I have understood the importance of preparing long before preparing became hip. It is just the way I live my life.
It's like owing a gun. It is better to have it and never need it, then to need it and never have it.
And I will pass on the skills and knowledge to live off the land to my own blood. Somethings are important to pass down, and to us, self preservation is one of those things.
I dont mind being called paranoid. I work in a prison, I have been called MUCH worse.