New guy from Ontario. Just checking things out. Like minded people here for sure. Ex Military, currently a federal corrections officer where I'm a firearms instructor. It's crazy to see how fragile society really is. Emergency services are really based on fuel and electricity. Was a volunteer firefighter for years in a city of 125k and was blown away with how vulnerable the whole system was. I left and moved into the country, nice house on 25 acres. I try to keep things for when SHTF reasonable. Lots of little purchases, like dehydrated food, batteries, ammo, etc. Recently made my first huge purchase, and HMMWV slant back. It's from 86 and should be hardened against a EMPS/solar flare. Anyways, lots of stuff to read and get some good ideas on here.