posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 02:56 PM
I live in the UK so am not in the eye of the storm as much as you guys in America, but I realize that if America goes down, so will the rest of the
world. I've been keeping track of events for a few weeks and like to consider myself prepared as opposed to scared (but then we are not facing
martial law, camps and terrorist threats over here ...). When I woke today and saw some of the top-flagged threads I felt like I was being mentally
punched in the head and began to really feel how serious all this is, and how worse it "could" get. So, both myself and partner feel it's time to
start stocking some supplies, "just in case" , especially in light of any food shortages due to delivery failures as a result of companies not being
able to secure bank credit for their businesses....
The way I see it, I am "shopping in advance", mostly buying goods we regularly use/eat anyhow. I will use it as the weeks go by and keep an
inventory so I know what to replenish each week. Will also be filling up some petrol cannisters, buying some clothes for my son he can grow into
incase of things getting really crazy and shops closing left right and centre.
Am also going to be taking my money out of the bank each week instead of leaving it in there ...I work s/e but have to bank cheques, normally I leave
most of my earnings in there but will only be leaving in enough to cover direct debits for car insurance and the like from now on. All my savings are
in NSI premium bonds so are safe already.
It also occured to me to print off alot of what I've researched ...if the net went down for any reason I'd want back ups of all the information I'd
uncovered to show to confused family and friends in an effort to explain why it's all happened .
So, come next week alot of shopping will be getting done. Already got some other stuff from when we had panic over te avian flu threat a year and half
ago or so....it never happened in the end but i still don't rule it out. So we have wind up radios and torches, masks, bio suits , camp stove, masses
of candles, spare batteries, etc . I nearly flogged the avian flu stuff on ebay before finding ATS, now I realize this is just the kind of thing that
could be deliberately set off in an effort to depopulate the world. I'm not paranoid, I just don't trust anymore and it's better to have wasted a
few hundred quid which MAY prove to have been a wise call than to die for not acting one one's "what if" scenario.