Yea, in the time when that story was happening I was nothing but young man who did not had too much clue what is happening around and how serious situation was.
We were few guys who felt that we are tough because we had one gun, and some money to buy things.
We still did not had sense that we need to be always one step in front of the other folks, and no matter how rough they are we need to be more rough and smarter.
And definitely we had luck, and whole situation still was kinda fluid, so we went trough everything with just feeling that we are “small” and with no money.
But we learned very quickly ways to live in SHTF.