Do You Feel The Urgency?
I’m busy all the time prepping; either doing or researching. But in the last few months I’ve felt a greater urgency growing and growing. I was quite surprised to see this post today from the Modern Survival Blog talking about this very subject.
They go on to talk about what they are experiencing and giving 5 reasons why storing additional supplies is always good a thing. Number three is one thing I’m always preaching to my friends and family – time.
“3. Having more food will always buy you more survival time. That’s a good thing.”
Depending on the situation, you’re going to need to survive for varying amounts of time. If it’s a total break down in society that might be a very long time. By having enough supplies you can give yourself time to adjust to the new “reality” – whatever that is.
“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?”
So, having enough supplies to withstand the immediate aftermath of a disaster is fine, but you need a lot more to buy time until things return to “normal” – whatever that will be.
I was 11 years old when the Cuban missile crisis erupted. I’m more worried now than I was then.
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