Most people don’t like to think about this, but during a disaster, there are many moral gray areas. Obviously stealing is wrong, but what if you’re doing it to save someone’s life? For example, what if your child has an infection and desperately needs antibiotics, but the only way to get them is to break into an abandoned pharmacy? Your scruples about stealing will go right out the window if that ever happens.
In life-or-death situations where food, water, or medical supplies are behind a locked door, you’ll want to know how to pick a lock. I’m not saying you should kill anyone behind that door and take whatever you want. I’m talking about situations where there’s a home or a store that appears to have been abandoned. In that case, where someone’s life is on the line, I think you’re justified in picking a lock. But first, you have to learn how.