This group is for the Pittsburgh and Southwest PA citizen "Preppers" - we strive to have backups to critical support systems in place in case the comforts of modern society disappear for any reason.
To start off, I'd like to share some resources to get everyone on the same page.
First, I've written an article that hopefully can get us all in apples-to-apples discussions. I wrote it because you'll see some people talking about food storage or whatever, then the Mad Max crew comes in with 'you just need guns and ammo' kind of talk.
Fact is, it totally depends upon the reactions of your fellow citizens whether or not a major disaster turns into Mad Max or not. The article outlines 5 different types of disasters, their severity, and the (all important) human reaction to the disaster: