Here's a question for you all: are you prepared for a disaster, and/or what level of preparedness do you think is reasonable? For me personally I always have a go bag ready, change of clothes, some nonperishable food. No gun anymore, but I'm thinking of buying a shot gun. Essentially that's where I'm at, enough to carry on my back and make a real quick get away.
However, I've been thinking of moving out of state, somewhere more rural, and if I do I'm thinking I want the house I live in to have a shelter of some kind. Not full on Montana survivalist, but enough to survive for a while if disconnected from the rest of the world. My friends think I'm paranoid just for having the go bag. Too many zombie movies they say.
What do you think? Small shelter too much in this day and age? For me it's a matter of expect the best, plan for the worst or at least something approaching the worst. Seems reasonable to me. I don't expect the world to explode, but you never know what some terrorist ******* or dictator in a funny hat might have up his sleeve at any given moment and how it might affect you is my thinking on the matter. Be prepared.