Are you a member over on AR15.com? If not you should be, you would fit in greatI dunno if what happened truley classifies as SHTF, but my SHTF supplies and mindset got me through it easly. Didn't know what else to call it...lol. PLease move mods if not in the right spot.
Well this weekend the area where I live in Ohio was hit with 75+ mile an hour winds. It uprooted trees and tore roofs off. More importantly it left 800,000 people without power. In the city I live in, only about 25% of us had power on Sunday. Also alot of the power trucks were sent to Texas to help with Ike. I lost main power/cable until Wednesday night.
Gas stations could not pump gas, restaurants lost their food, almost all stores were shut down, phones did not work, Traffic lights were out, government was all but shut down, schools were closed....etc etc. So people were scrambling like maniacs to any place that had food/water/supplies. Long lines and what ever place was open was out of everything. Shelters were put up....and all just because there was no power for a couple of days,...some places still do not have power. Where I live was hit pretty hard. But what amazes me is how unprepared people are.
I however had my "sanctuary". I have a 3 car detached garage that is equiped with a generator, a stockpile of food, water, fuel, medical supplies, a "sleeper" couch and my Xbox 360...lol. My neighborhood emptied, everyone left to stay with people who had power. There was only my one neighbor who hung out at my place during the day. Good thing no one decided to loot, it could have been "open season". Of course I had my 870 and AR nearby just in case.
I couldn't imagine if something major happened like a tornado, terrorist event, or if the zombies took over. Just not having power turned people stir crazy. I work in an ER and it was super packed all day and all night. People were asked not to come in unless it was truley an emergency, but we had people calling the squad for sore throats and sprained ankles. The ambulances ran non stop, and everyone was in a crappy mood.
Glad I was prepared, armed, and safe. Several years ago I would have been in the same boat with everyone else but thankfully I have learned my lesson about being prepared and taking responsibilty for my own well being. Hopefully others will as well.
Nice work by the way!