I picked up sister-in-law Susan at the Spokane airport today. She started talking about politics, the war, etc. and I expressed my concerns about another attack on U.S. soil. She wanted to know what she and her family could do to prepare for such an event. Earlier today I had heard an advertisement on the radio from DHS. I haven’t really looked at it very close yet, but I’m sure the people behind http:/www.ready.gov have put more thought into how to prepare than I have. I suggest that website as a good first effort at being prepared. In my quick look through the site I didn’t see any mention of a generator, firearms, or a geiger counter however. I have all of those in my collection of materials for personal homeland security but those are somewhat expensive items and perhaps beyond the level of committment some people are comfortable making..