So I saw this meme today and it reminded me of some of the stuff I talked about before. I think too many people focus on the gear and not the larger picture. Or just realize that their situation will probably be pretty miserable in reality.
While it’s important to have good gear and if you can afford top quality stuff even better. But gear alone wont do a whole lot for you. Food and water for example, always with the water, you will burn through it faster than you think. And food too, although that usually seems to be people just assuming that they will be able to just grow whatever they need easy peasy. Yeah, good luck. (I wish I could find the meme again but of course as soon as you look it’s gone) Personally I already know I’m screwed on that front. The ground in my region is mostly rock/gravel and doesn’t support much of anything. Add to that the harshness of the sun that will burn and kill most plants in the summer months if they are not covered. I still keep a mental note of areas that would be suitable at least but my “plan” (idea maybe more accurate) is more of a delaying action or buying of time, not a long term one. Would I like a long term one? Sure, but it’s not doable. Be reasonable and aware of limitations.
Kit does not equal proficiency. I see guys all the time with expensive plate carriers and guts hanging out below them. Do something, go to a class (although finding a useful one seems to be easier said than done), go to the range, run around in your gear, hell just hustle around the block. I’m not in great shape and haven’t done any serious competing in over 10 years, but can I at least throw my gear on and move? yeah. And just because you have plates does not make you invincible. There is still plenty of meat to get hit. Heck some people debate even using them, preferring speed over protection. All different things to give serious thought too.
I guess this is more of a rant than anything. I just see people who either thing they are going to suddenly turn into homesteaders. When they probably can hardly get their lawn green. Or they think they’re going to be Master Chief of Seal Team 69.
So yeah, I’m mostly just rambling so let’s get arguing, agreeing, or just rambling. Ready…. Go!
(Side note I have the same article posted on Geared Up so you can always comment there too)