Here's a brief easy, read on apocalyptic thinking and a mainstreaming of formerly hard core survivalist mentalities.
Personally I don't see the kind of panicked apocalyptic thinking or survivalist metalities. I have seen store shelves emptied and long lines at gas stations because of hurricane panic. I have seen a proliferation of disaster preparedness kits but surprisingly none had duct tape. They are usually the garden variety kit for breakdown on the highway, or loss of power in the home. Ordinary bare bones, natural disaster type kits.
Always looking for an opportunity, I am thinking of putting together a wealthy man's disaster preparedness kit. I thinking big, something that I could pitch to Neiman Marcus for inclusion in their Christmas Book.
1 - Hummer H2 Lux edition with winch, roof mounted basket and off-road lights.
4 - Five gallon fuel cans: (Jerry type; mounted)
2 - Ruger Mini-14 .223 Ranch Rifles with 10 five-round and 40 thirty-round magazines.
1 - Beretta A391 Extrema, 12 guage.
2- Mossberg 500 Persuader Series, 8 shot, 12 guage.
This is just for starters. We still need more guns, a trailer, spare tires, shelter, first aid, cooking equipment, water purification, etc. Think Safari.
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