This is why not all of our preps are edible--for those who feel entitled and are determined to get what they want through means legal or otherwise.I learned something surprising to me...
I live in a lower-class area of town; not a ghetto, but lets just say that most of my neighbors are chronically on food stamps and obamaphones and have no intention of getting off either.
i learned that stupid people won't die off in a crisis. They're determined, and they're incredibly good at winging it. Yes, there's a certain subset of lower class that will just wait for their govt to come in and save them, but most of them don't really trust the govt at all; they're just gaming the system (and they'll admit it to your face, right before they also declare that they're entitled to it).
When our power went out on Sunday afternoon, i saw neighbors outside my apt in multiple layers of hoodies and sweatpants, digging out their crappy little compact cars with cookie sheets and scraping the ice off with their credit cards. They heated their apts with candles and said they could melt snow for water. They pooled junk food with each other for the next few days until the grocery stores opened back up.
we may think that our Prepper community will see us through, but the fact is that these lower class ghetto-types already have a survival-minded community to fall back on, and they're used to getting what they want, legal or not.