Yet with the Los Angeles Police Commission telling LAPD officers to document and report the DOJ's controversial "Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities," the question morphs from how will we survive the zombie apocalypse to how will we prepare an emergency preparedness kit without such "suspicious behaviors" flagging us as potentially suspicious domestic terrorists?
Don't be silly by thinking you must actually break the law before cops deem you a potential threat and report you. Paying with cash comes under numerous "you might be a terrorist if" lists. Whatever you do, stocking up on non-perishable food as the feds advise should not include buying "meals ready to eat" since that, too, is potentially suspicious and means you might be a terrorist. "Suspicious activity" at military surplus stores includes making "bulk purchases" of "weatherproofed ammunition or match containers and meals ready to eat, as does suspicious purchasing of "night vision devices include night flashlights and gas masks."