Originally Posted by Texanmile
Short of "bugging out" to Afghanistan... I just don't see why body armor is needed for preparedness. Am I wrong?
It's a much-debated topic. Personally, I see any situation where my odds of being shot at are elevated as a good time for body armor. Even simple rural-arkansas sheriff patrol, I wear it; never mind an Afghanistan or post-Katrina situation.
That said, it's not the first thing I'd buy prep-wise. Water, food, fitness, education/training, etc, all should come first imo.