Some folks however are on a budget, so they might instead opt for something like this:
Both of these rifles, and many others, are more than adequate for defending yourself against bad guys of any stripe. They're not going to stand there and critique your choice in weaponry. Instead, they will make themselves as small as possible to avoid occupying the same point in time and space as the projectiles you'll be sending their way at Mach 1+. You can also hunt wild game with either of these rifles, although for the bigger stuff, something in .30 Caliber should be your choice.
This is a shortwave receiver:
This is a CB radio:
That is reality.
I received an email from a friend a couple days ago warning me about some dire NWO/Obama/Moselm refugee thing. It contained the usual garment-rending hysterical polemic these emails have. It was just like the emails I received years back warning me about some dire NWO/Bush/Mexican illegal immigrant thing.
Like Mr. Natural used to say, "Don't mean sheeit."
Fuck the system, and that includes the pusillanimous ass clowns on "our side" who spread these sob stories about how (insert here) is going to invade middle Amerika to steal your women and rape your horses/goats/donkeys, all with the blessings of Obama and Henry Kissinger.
It's time for solutions. Off-grid, meatspace solutions. Get your information collecting systems together, learn them, and then use them. Get some good working guns that you can use to feed and defend yourself and your tribe. If bad people come to do bad things to you, you shoot them. If you find yourself on a jury where someone is being wrongly prosecuted because he/she shot bad people trying to do bad things to him/her, remember two words: Not Guilty. Get yourself set up in a post-industrial post-America trade of some sort, even if it's only a hobby right now. Grow your own food. Get with other like-minded people and build local support networks.
It's that simple.
For my part in all this, I'll do the Off-Grid Communications Workshops on a "what you can afford" barter basis for anyone, regardless of where they live, for as long as I can afford to do so. I've got a workshop next weekend in Riverton, WY, and one in Dubois, WY in August. In the workshop, I'll show you how to set up and put together your information collection and communications capabilities so you can find out what's going on and keep in touch without having to rely on the Internet or any other infrastructure other than your own. Additionally, there will be an old-fashioned, rendezvous-style, swap meet at the workshops. If you have anything prepper-related that you'd like to swap/sell, bring it and a blanket/tarp to put your goods on. The only requirement is that it has to be legal in Wyoming.
“How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.”