Growin up we used to drink it all the time,lol.... Its good stuff.
I share the interest in preparation, but maybe not for the same reasons / scenarios.I don't think the economic and societal collapse is a 4 year or even a 10 year horizon. Look at how long Greece, Spain, California, Detroit, et al have been limping along. I think it's possibly a 15-20 year event, but I still hold out hope for American ingenuity, dedication, and aversion to BS after accepting it for a long time.I'm most worried about natural disasters that close down supply channels and law enforcement. Especially those that are unprecedented and result in massive, long term confusion......like Katrina, Sandy, or the huge earthquake that's possible in most regions of the US. With changing weather and the emergence of new surprises like Sandy, I wonder if there could be bigger, unimagined tornado systems.Here in TN there's not much to worry about in the way of hurricanes or tsunamis or coastal phenomena like that. But tornados and the New Madrid fault are big. The New Madrid could knock out utilities, supplies, and law enforcement massively.And I'm a huge fan of Walking Dead, George Romero, etc. I'm just not prepping for zombies, lol.
It's a sub-topic, but what's in your little tool kit of gunno ?General rule of thumb from the literature -.22, 12 guage, and a high powered pellet rifle are the basics. Pellet for relative silence and stealth but still good lethality / hunting, .22 for general defense (rifle anyways) and basic hunting, and the 12 guage for great versatility. The 12 ga can go from little birds to huge defense with buckshot, or stopping cars and bears with slugs.Affordability is key here, too. You can find decent models for each of these for 150.00 each. A far cry from the ~1000.00 for some of the fancy weapons.It's nice to play with the groovy 5.56/.223's. & 7.62/.308's........ or .357-.44-.45-.50 handguns, but 1000 bucks for a rifle or 500 for a handgun is a bit much, unless you just have the money to burn.There is a nice ww1/ww2 7.62 Russian rifle, the Mosin Nagant, that goes for 100-150. Small capacity magazine, but there's your affordable big caliber rifle, if that's your thing.Affordability of ammo is key, too. .22 / 12 ga / pellets are pretty light on the wallet. You can spend yourself into oblivion with those other boutique calibers.