So, the most likely/realistic SHTF scenario IMO is that a solar flare will hit the earth and knock out power grids and fry electronics etc. NASA confirms the threat to be a massive one, peaking at the end of 2012. YouTube - Nasa Warns Of Super Solar Storm 2012 When the McDonalds drive thru is no longer an option for putting "dinner" on the table of the sheeple, and the blackouts last for weeks, if not months... things would get ugly quick. ( Remember the scenes from the L.A. riots in the 90s ? Or N.O. after Katrina ? Idiots looting Walmart, carrying out plasma TVs over their heads, instead of a pot or two to boil some water in etc., only to die 3 days later on some sidewalk from heat stroke or dehydration ! Silly scum bag, government dependent sheeple! I was there... I've seen with my own eyes people fighting over gasoline and willing to rob and kill for a few bottles of water ! How many reports of looting etc have we seen on the news from the disaster in Japan ? NONE ! Shines a light on the darkness which is the American inner city ghetto culture... God help those that will be in the cities in those days. ) Anyway, anyone have any info on protecting electronics, such as communications equipment like radios, etc. in such an event ?