.... There's a sucker born every minute.
now ... along these same lines ... does anyone have an opinion on this company: https://spyescapeand...n.com/spystore/ ???
I hate to start a new thread since, well, he does offer a card of sorts and a bunch of other stuff. I just came across one of his books and the information seems pretty succinct which in itself makes it easy to grasp.
(and I couldn't get out of this quote box, so I probably don't have much hope escaping and evading anyway ....)
I don't see anything new exciting or particularly interesting there. I have a hunch that we may well be on the back side of a cottage market that ignited from the spark of a government that was proven to be untrustworthy and borderline oppressive. The economy in shambles, people out of work by the millions, crime at an explosive high, and war looming over us like a cloak of night.
We were being told by an equally corrupt media that we were no good as a people on a daily basis, and there was nothing good on the horizon.
Nothing there says" everything will be OK", and the collective survival instincts of a nation kicked in. The bloom of peppers survivalists and full bore nut cases came out of the trees and an entire industry of, some useful, mostly gimmicky junk products hit the market overnight.
Things have calmed to some extent, and indications are that it will get better as time goes, provided we stay on the current path. When a climate of fear passes, this market of spy / anti government / everyone is out to get you products is likely to pass with it.
A lot of this stuff is "fun", a pastime to amuse yourself with secret agent gadgets with super bad ass names, but in the real world, it's of little use to most Americans.
Toys and trinkets have become like opium to many, and there are people so driven by marketing that all one needs to do is come up with a dangerous black ops special forces name, and it will sell instantly, regardless of quality or actual usefulness.
My training, many years ago, taught me risk assessment and reaction. This makes me a marketers nightmare, because I see no value in 99% of the toys being put up for grabs on a nearly daily basis.
I have no fear of being kidnapped by the corrupt police waiting behind every bush to illegally arrest me!
I have no fear that the economy will instantly vaporize leaving me without a dime, homeless and hungry, forcing me to run out the door in an instant with my survival bag to fend off zombies and live in the forrest in isolation.
And I have no fear that hordes of starving people will be marauding the streets raping and pillaging for food.
However! I do in fact believe in a mindset of preparedness. I am fully aware of the constant, potential threat of violent crime from the odd scoundrel seeking the next victim, and am fully prepared to meet that threat in, and out of home.
I also believe in the possibility of circumstance beyond the normal daily routine. Breakdowns, injury, getting your feet wet on a winters day and facing frost bite, or being stuck in traffic and being bored and hungry or thirsty.
So, I do believe in EDC and being ready to meet most reasonable daily scenarios that may pop up. I absolutely have not one, but several different go bags set up. made to specific seasons, and a couple different EDC bags made to meet those same seasonal challenges. In fact, as I type this, the temp outside is -6 with a wind chill of - 18. Going out unprepared for this weather is simply ignorant, so I do indeed embrace the EDC, being prepared lifestyle. I just choose to keep away from the world of tinfoil hats and spy gear. I like my money in the bank better.