The whiners and urban campers of Occupy Wall Street have given way to a more energized Antifa, and Social Justice Warriors who feel justified in violence.
North Korea has nuclear weapons, and is working out the whole “missile” thing.
There are street protests which continue to flair up over police involved shootings. Sometimes the protests are justified and the shootings are not.
Knife and car attacks are occurring in Europe and the UK, while more dangerous stuff is available on this side of the pond.
The United States government is in an internal conflict which may compromise the security of all of us. Between investigations, leaks and deep state conspiracies…I don’t trust the feds to plan and execute a ham sandwich.
I’m not an apocalyptic kind of person, but I think there are reasons to become prepared for difficult situations. I’m taking a course in emergency preparedness, and I’ll probably post some things about that here.
I’m beginning a semi-annual prep for hurricane season, and that might sneak on here also. For now, I’m trying to get enough food and water in the house to meet needs for 2 weeks without eating the stuff way in the back of the fridge. I have lots of ways to cook if the power goes out, and we can use candles and flashlights for about that long. Radios? Check, including wind up and shortwave.
I’m not digging a fallout shelter.
Of course, the economy could pick up, the president will grow into the office, the protesters will all get jobs in the school districts and radical Islam could fizzle out.
Without giving up too much (because of OPSEC and PERSEC) what are you doing differently now, as opposed to a decade ago?
Update: It might sound odd, but I just bought at a very low price, seven 5-gallon water jugs. The likelihood of losing water service is actually pretty low but 35 gallons goes a long way. Tap water is fine for up to 6 months, but many say it lasts longer. So, every few months, I dump out the water and refill. They say store water in a dark, cool place.