Hello and greetings from New Yawk ("I'm going out for milk...cover me!" ). I have enjoyed reading posts here and I thought I could learn more from actually asking questions and joining an occasional discussion.
About myself: I am a father to two great boys, both in grade school. I am a Lt in the NYPD with over 22 years in my Dept. I have been camping and doing outdoor activities nearly all my life. I enjoy camping with the kids, reading, and taking a motorcycle ride when I can get away. I have had a go-bag for a few years (though I see how much I really need to learn!), and I have acquired some basic outdoor skills over the years. I see the posts and I'm really expanding my thinking. The bug out bag section alone is worth it!
I am concerned about what I see as a severe lack of self-sufficiency here in the city. I have read how others in S.C. will have issues "getting out" of your own area due to urban traffic, family matters, work, etc. I am really in the same situation for all of those.
I look forward to hearing about how others deal with those matters, and also finding a rational place to chat when the arrogance around me is being critical and labeling as "fearful" those who prepare or (gasp) own a firearm.
And btw, the avatar and name Wild Rumpus come from "Where the Wild Things Are" which is simply my favorite book which I read to my children. No hidden meaning. Those were some of the greatest times of my life.