You and I have similar back grounds in a way. One parent born during the depression, my father, who was a master at stretching every resource and living off of the land. Plus I was a kid when the cold war was at it's peak which had a lot of influence on my train of thought. We spent a lot of time adding to our stores. That mile run reminds me a little of High School in North Dallas and the 1.5 miles of gang territory I had to pass through going to and from school. I wouldn't have minded a good 9mil and an extra mag on a few occasions.
“When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.” - Plato