I know, someone else already made a quasi-list of issues with this show, but what bothers me the MOST is that cars will still work! Fuel-injected engines need a battery, and apparently all batteries were somehow "destroyed" (more on that later) - but engines with a carburetor do not require electricity to run. Think about it: the classic Model-T didn't have a battery, did it? You started the motor - literally - by turning a crank (hence the term, "cranking it" meaning "to start the engine".) Motorcycles, scooters, and other non-FI engines have a kick starter that works just fine without a battery, or even a working electrical system. We're talking belt-driven motors here, and there should be plenty of them running around. Pretty much any car before 1975 was non-FI (yes, it was available as an option on a lot of them, but many people didn't get it.) More on this "no working vehicles" in a moment.
How did "the resistance" tattoo themselves so perfectly? Without electric tattoo guns, you're talking prison-type tats, even if they have color available. And as asked already, WHY tattoo yourself? To stand out? To "prove" you're part of that group? The enemy can get tattoos as well, y'know. smh
Making bullets: WTF? All you need is gun powder, lead, shell casings, primer caps, and a method to press them together. My dad used to make ALL his own ammunition, and even had a small hammer that was empty on the inside, so you just put all the components together, whack it one time, and (pardon the pun), boom! You have a bullet. DUH! This was very, very popular amongst hunters in the 1950's and 1960's (the era in which my dad was one of those), and there were literally hundreds of thousands of gun clubs in the US with members making their own ammunition, in just about every cartridge.
Speaking of which: muskets? Really? There are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (if not millions) of guns in the US. There are WAY MORE than enough to equip everyone. And they have guys shooting muskets, so clearly they have gun powder and lead available (else, how are they able to reload?) Just...unbelievable.
Clearly, since at least a few computers have been "cobbled" together, and work when in the presence of the fabled "USB power source", electrical circuits (boards, etc.) were not destroyed or rendered completely inoperable; thus, what about batteries? Car batteries, D-cells, etc. Solar power. I own a portable solar panel capable of fully charging a car battery within 2 hours (it can actually handle 3-4 batteries), and it has a transformer so I can plug in electronics (for like when I go to the beach, and want to charge my laptop.) It's not very big; the whole thing - 12-volt car battery included - fits in a medium-sized Coleman cooler, and only weighs a few pounds. Boom! Free electricity. Able to charge anything. Which brings me to my next point....
Remember how cars don't work any more? Why? Obviously electrical components were not completely destroyed. Cars will re-charge their own battery via an alternator; OK, let's assume that every battery was somehow "drained to nothing" by whatever happened. Remember my solar battery charger/inverter? Well, you just charge up that car battery in a few hours, and put it back in the car. Boom! You should now be able to start it. And the car should keep the battery charged.
No electricity? Grab a generator! Here in Florida, we have hundreds of thousands of people who own a generator, just in case the power goes out during a storm. So now we're expected to believe that generators somehow don't work - at all?
Satellites: obviously, whatever affected the earth (presumably) did not extend into space (although it did make airplanes just "drop out of the sky", which itself is laughable), and thus, satellites are still up there. So, GPS is still available, and GPS units - like those (almost all) portable units in cars, or even cell-phones equipped with a GPS chip - would still be working.
Finally (for now), we're expected to believe that the entire government - from the President on down - just "fell apart"? The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and every National Guard unit, somehow, just "stopped"? Really? Seriously? And now "outlaws" have somehow re-instituted a militia, and men are following orders? What happened the first time? Why did they suddenly decide to do that the second time?
I don't see this show getting any better. Far too many "suspend beliefs" are going on at once. To me, this somehow looks exactly like "Jericho", except with more plot holes and worse writers.