You know the stockpiling trend has permeated the media...
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:14 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:44 PM
If most did this it would make things less desperate. But then food is only part of it if the power, water and gas supplies go down or to a bare minimum so you need to have back ups for that as well , as much as possible. Off grid method to cook it if necessary.
Clothing, shoes, bedding ( that you can manage to clean in some manual way if you can't use a washer)....
Medical, fuel and a way to heat your home, after that..... tools and gear to help you do maintenance and construction of items useful , then on to more things like protection and a way to get somewhere else and a place to go if you need to leave. A way to sustain all this if it gets prolonged. Skills.
But food you will eat and can rotate, stored properly is a great help and necessary if you have no means to get any more all of a sudden. Include whatever your household consumes as far as water and drinks and it helps keep you going. Very basic, rather nice knowing your kids won't suffer if you are out of work or too ill to do enough, from a lack of food.
Plenty of the folks, including myself experience tough times and having some stocked up has certainly gotten us through these so far and we can see how wise it is. Very different than two to three generations now so used to ready made fast food and running to the market every time you run out of something basic.
Shelf stable food. gee, everyone used to do this as a matter of course!
Ah, knowing how to cook is a good thing. LOL.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:48 PM
In any case it's a 'mainstream' source of info, which helps if there's someone you want to nudge.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:47 PM
...when Redplum does an article on food storage. Well, every family that preps is one less family to worry about in hard times. But this did make me blink.
I hope we see more and more of this....
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:12 AM
around here whenever the talk comes up about "what if" everyone KNOWS that they need to do a few things but then they just go about their day like it will never happen. NOW as I look around whenever there is a loss of power (like a storm or a car hits a power pole) People go NUTS!
They have no idea what to do with their cellphones, TV, microwave, or everything else electrical, and it is even worse if it happens at night.
Also all they have to say on the news is " their may be a heavy storm tonight" and the grocery store shelves empty out! Batteries and candles and any caned goods are first to go.
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