So it would seem:
SO THE OTHER DAY I HAD A STORY ABOUT THE FBI TREATING “PREPPERS” AS POTENTIAL TERRORISTS, and then when I was in the car yesterday I heard a PSA from the Department of Homeland Security pitching . . . disaster preparedness via its Ready.gov site. So if you do what Homeland Security recommends, the FBI will wonder if you’re a terrorist. Sweet.
I just took at look at the government site, and let's see... buying stuff like MREs or match containers and masks 'in bulk'(whatever the hell that really means to them) makes you suspicious, yet on their site where it recommends a kit,
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Infant formula and diapers(if you have a baby or two and 'stock up'...)
From the original 'You should report possible terrorists to us' list:
Weatherproofed ammunition or match containers
Meals Ready to Eat
Night Vision Devices; night flashlights; gas masks
So. You've got a family so you buy half-a-dozen match safes, a case or two of MREs, you grab a bunch of spare batteries for thel ights and hey! if a dust mask is good a couple of these gas masks couldn't hurt! and Presto!! You're on the Feeb Terrorist Watch list for having followed their suggestions!
You have to wonder if some of the weenies in on this are deliberately trying to make a self-perpetuating list of 'possible terrorists' so they can either justify their existence or create more possible 'enemies', or both.