From Jon M: With everything that is going on in this country, and things to surely get worse either way after the election, where are the best places to be?
Answer: You obviously want to stay away from big cities. These are mostly Democrat controlled. They don’t have the best record at keeping law and order.
You should go somewhere conservative where they respect the Second Amendment such as Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, etc. (There is a distinct reason I live in a small town in Utah.)
From Roger S: I just purchased a solar panel generator. Would an EMP blast affect the solar panels?
Answer: I know a lot of people are worried about the effects of an EMP. The truth is, no one can say with 100% accuracy what items will be damaged or what will survive.
With that being said, solar panels themselves would most likely survive an EMP but the problem is the wires and other connections to the panels. I recommend using the best surge protector and wiring you can find.
Like I said, it’s impossible to say what will exactly happen to solar panels, but using quality wiring and connections will increase the chances that your solar panels would not be damaged.
From Mitch S: I know you’re not a fan, but if you do have to use social media what are some ways to protect your information?
Answer: While I don’t use social media, I completely understand that most people do so they can stay in touch with family and friends.
With that being, said you need to exercise caution with what information you share on social media. For example, I have a family member who constantly checks in on Facebook anytime she’s away from home.
So, anyone can see when she is out to dinner or if she’s out shopping. All a criminal would need to do is wait until she checks in somewhere and then they could easily burglarize her home. So, never share where you are because you never know who could use this as an opportunity.
Second, always check your privacy settings and make sure you’re only sharing information with the people you want such as those are your friends list.
Finally, don’t post your real birthday or where you went to school or those types of facts if you are using them in passwords (I hope you aren’t) because hackers can use that information to get into your accounts.
From Fran M: The local super market I usually go to was robbed last week. The checkout clerk was held at gunpoint. I have my concealed carry license and wondered how I should have reacted had I been there?
Answer: It’s difficult to give you a specific answer because there are a lot of different factors that come into play.
In other words, where were you standing in the store? Could you have disarmed or shot the robber without having to worry about a stray bullet hitting an innocent bystander?
Did it appear the robber only wanted cash and had no intent of murdering people? Or could you see it in his eyes that he was going to kill people and you needed to act and shoot him?
It really is a case by case scenario and you’re going to have to trust your gut and make that call.
From Kory T: I know a lot of people who are using silencers on their pistols. Is this something you recommend?
Answer: It’s a lengthy process to buy a suppressor. First, you need to find a local FFL class III dealer. Basically, you would go to them and fill out the ATF application.
Once you fill out the application, you would send that to the ATF along with a $200 check and wait to hear back for approval.
My point is, it’s a long process. Silencers are a lot of fun, but it isn’t a “must have” item.
From Jason A: I live in Orlando, FL. Here in 1 million+ population dependent of cars there are only 4 roads that traverse Orlando completely E to W or N to S. We do have a huge movable parking lot called I-4 constantly undergoing all sorts of work.
With the last nasty hurricane nobody was able to leave by road. So, how exactly does one bug out anywhere here in Florida?
Answer: Well… There are private airports everywhere in Florida. Plan ahead and charter a small plane to get out of dodge. It’s not as expensive as you might think. Another option is to just leave very early at any threat of the storm. Have a bug out location fully stocked that you can hang out for, for a long time.
There really is no perfect answer besides to move to a different and less populated state.