Watched on television the other night a program called "Life after Armageddon" a dramatized documentary about a family fleeing an epidemic of a virulent strain of influenza. They trotted out the "experts" some seemingly knowledgeable and some not so much. There was some fairly good information regarding the process of how society breaks down. First medical care, then transportation, the law and order, information, power, water, etc. What struck me is that the dramatized part of it, the family fleeing the city to ride it out with a relative in Idaho, they did everything, and I mean everything, WRONG. In an epidemic, you don't ride it out, you head for the hills, post f-ing haste. An airborne virus is not going to be stopped by the walls of your home, unless you've a very, very special sort of home, or you're immune, the latter I wouldn't want to risk. The bodies piling up around you would spawn all sorts of trailing diseases, typhoid, dysentery, you name it. Just get out. They fled the city virtually unarmed. One pistol, that they either didn't know how to use or were frightened of. They abandoned their transportation (a minivan no less) at the first sign of trouble. Just a pathetic attempt at bugging out, but I think it illustrated just how badly prepared most Americans are, and would be, in the event of a large scale disaster.