I refuse to NOT help during a true emergency. After all the food and all the water is gone and things are still screwed up I suppose we're all doomed anyway Not into NOT helping others. Preppers are not about short term natural disasters or emergencies, they plan and more often hope for an entire breakdown of civilization. I have little hope to survive in such a situation so why not go out and help? Plus I can't see myself pushing a cart down the path ala "The Road".