Then you go and do something stupid and all your preps were for nothing. You get arrested, your firearms and ammo are confiscated when they search your house while you're in jail, your precious metals 'disappear' and God knows what happened to all your food stores - probably donated to a food kitchen somewhere to feed the welfare rats.
Do what you gotta do but don't lose everything you've worked for because you've done something stupid and got busted for it.
Consider this - the more visible you make yourself, the more you're being scrutinized. Me, for example: I've got this blog and I advocate prepping, I criticize the government and I publicize my opinions but that's all they are - my opinions. I also know .gov reads this site every day. They don't make any secret of it, hell, they even read my posts from a .gov domain according to my sitemeter.
Do you think I've got anything, anything at all here at the house or on my property that's illegal or can send me to jail? Do you think I'm stupid enough to be involved in any criminal activities? Hell, I don't even drink alcohol.
When the time comes to actively and physically resist this regime I need to be free to participate, not sitting in a jail cell somewhere.
Believe it or not, I lead just a normal a life as my liberal neighbors next door. I get up in the morning, go to work and come home dog tired in the evening. On the weekends, I run errands, visit with family and friends and occasionally do chores around the house when Lisa pushes me to do it. I'm so damned domesticated we even had folks over for dinner last night.
The only differences between me and the neighbors next door is that I may own a few more firearms and ammo and I actively trash talk the government and that's not illegal yet. I'm not dealing drugs, I don't have a shop in my garage building bombs, and I'm not plotting any assassinations or insurrections.
All I'm doing is following Captain Parker's orders - "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."