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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Cinrad
That would seem to be unenforceable for the most part. Barring the most draconian of martial law.
If word gets out that you have a stocked pantry, there are present laws that give the government the authority to seize your food assets. Your pantry could be distributed, in a state of emergency, to others that the government deems the most in need.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
(emphasis added by redempsh