A friendly reminder from Wirecutter regarding recons.
"You keep talking about doing your recons, WC. What are we supposed to recon?"Read the rest here.
Recons. You recon anything that might be of value to you when the shit comes down. Sometimes it takes a little work, sometimes you can do it as you're doing your errands.
The easy shit first: Where's your police station located? Your local FBI/DHS/ATF offices? Where's the parking lot where the they park their personal vehicles. How's it secured? How about their radio antennae? Is their mast easily accessible so you can cut their comms if needed? How about cell phone towers, because when their radios don't work they're going to be using their cell phones.
Stuff that is such a common part of our lives that we don't pay attention to it anymore may come in handy someday.
If you have trouble locating antennas and cell towers in your AO, then use this neat little online tool.
You are taking notes, right?