All these items are items that you should have on hand anyways....regardless of current social ills.
In my mind being prepared, is not watching the news cycle to see if you should prep, it should be ingrained in your psyche.
Once you have a mindset of preparedness, you can rationalize a situation more effectively, as you know what you have done, to insulate in as much as possible, your family from social interaction.
Your home security plan is also not something that is transient, it needs to be in 100% every day, even without any social abnormalities or additional potential upheavals.
We have been living like this in the sticks of Sussex co for 27 years....this is why we never settled in LI or more densely populated areas.
We weathered Sandy with not so much as a little dent, God grant us the same for what might be coming.
Shotties and handguns are always loaded....ya know big bears and possible intruders......we don't have to go to rifles, just yet.
I see all this as an opportunity and a wake up call for America....
I see this as waking some others up to how we need manufacturing back home....how we need domestic supplies, domestic production, domestic energy etc.
What does that guy on YouTube say, - something from Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong, Be of good courage and long live the Republic.
And finally from Kipling...
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Above article was about how it was expected to be passed.