What gun do I need? Also, survivalism!
So I was BSing around with some pals and the storm off NC got us talking about hurricane season. So it's probably a good idea to have survival stuff ready in case of disaster since you can't count on the government much, as my friend's relatives in Mississippi can tell you. And the consensus was that since people don't act right, especially the meth heads at the trailerpark down the road, if you're the only one in a few miles with a generator or whatever, you'd better be able to defend yourself.
But I'm new to all this crap. I've never legally owned a gun. I've never thought about dried beans or wood-burning stoves. So..
What kind of gun would be good for home defense, easy to maintain, easy to get ammo, etc. I read the home defense thread, but would a .45 still be the best answer? I do plan on taking the concealed carry course soon.
Also, is there any where I can read about "Sub-urban survivalist" stuff that's not full of paranoid ranting about the UN and borderline racism? **** like how to store water and what generators are best and that stuff.