Tolik, I am always a keen observer of culture which I consider an important variable when contemplating SHTF matters. What do you think it is about the Southwest that makes folks not especially generous? I have been to AZ, NV, & NM maybe 5 times either as a tourist or for business but all those trips were quite a few years ago. To me Las Vegas being a city largely without history in combination with being a fantasy world results in it not having a sense of place. Lacking that, all that’s left is “me, here and now” and kind of an every man for himself attitude. When everyone is from somewhere else it takes a long time for a true sense of community to develop.