A very good reminder, tweva: we should always be aware of what is going on around us. Too many people are in a fog of self absorption. It takes conscious effort to learn new personal skills to improve one’s chances in an unfriendly world, but it can be done. It can seems weird to others; I know some people who think it bizarre that I keep scoping around me to see the exits and to see what other people are doing, and flicking my head around when I see movement in my peripheral vision. I didn’t get this from prepping but from my former line of work, but it’s a good survival skill.

I think we all wish the world was a nicer place and we didn’t have to take any of these precautions.

Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!