If you’re like me and your first plan is to bug in, then this article describing one person’s experience during Katrina, might be for you. Do read the entire article but here is a snippet:
“The hurricane itself would hit land some 150 miles away from our town, but the impact would be felt locally for days, months and years. Anything fresh was gone, all the fruits and vegetables gone. Fresh milk, cold juices, bottled water, soft drinks, and most of the beer were gone. A lot of the meat was gone unless you wanted calves liver or some other weird cuts. Cold cuts, cheeses, and all that were emptied out. There was nothing on the shelves that remotely resembled bread, rolls, bagels, crackers, English muffins or anything else you could spread peanut butter or jelly on. Oh, all that was gone, too. Virtually everything else in the store food and drink wise had been bought out. It was a ghost land. If you had not been in the first wave of panic shoppers 72 hours before the storm hit, then you were flat out of luck. The question is now and have we learned our lesson that if we plan a Bug In during a SHTF are we any more ready today, than we were ten years ago?”
Good question. Are you? Notice how he points out that the hurricane hit 150 miles from him but the impact was still severe local to him.
I’ve always prided myself on being prepared but a recent nearby flood made me take a closer look at my preparations. I was shocked to find out just how unprepared I actually was. I had stored no water, no candles, no alternate means of heat and on and on. I immediately began to research the subject and get my family better prepared. Of course I made my share of rookie mistakes and you can read about them here. But at least I started and the more I read the more I learned. I am far better prepared now and have even begun preparing for bugging out, should it come to that.
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