Well, if they can or if they cannot is irrelevant.
Just be ready for anything!
If we lose communications, assume it is SHTF. If we have an Ebola Outbreak, assume SHTF.
If we have an EMP, assume a false-flag SHTF. Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best!
"ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....
Cogito, ergo armatus sum