I know it sounds silly to some, but i think this is a great thread for this forum.
As colec says, it's what it can lead to that could effect us in a major way. It shows that whilst many here think of Sit X as a major disaster that
could impact on the population as a whole, there are those out there that would view a weather blip like this as thier own personal Sit X.
You see thats where i think the "Sit X" classificaton list at the top of this forum falters slightly. You can have your own Sit X right there in
your own home and the outcome could still be as harmfull as a major incident.
If the situation i am stuck in is a risk to my life, i would consider that "the S hitting TF"!
Take where i live, a small forest village. We have a railway station, today nothing was running due to the weather. Buses were limited too.
Cars were ok later today, but very risky this morning.
Most of the village relies on the local supermarket for it's food. If they don't get deliveries because the lorries can't get through, thats when
it starts getting tricky.
Luckily these weather bouts don't usualy last that long here, but if it were to last even a week, i guaruntee some people would be running out of
Couple with that the amount of people who's heating is going up the shoot because of burst pipes and the likes, some people could find themselves in
We have tons of elderly here who unlike me, can't hike into the next town for food.
I must admit though, i find it amazing how many people go into a blind panic when a few of the luxuries in life are taken away from them. People are
so pre-occupied with the latest gadget, they forget the basics to keep them alive if the need came.
Anyway, my kids were off school today so we were over the woods practising hunting each other with snowballs lol
On the way back i stopped into
the supermarket and loaded my bag up with food that would last me easily a week, even without my cupboard and stocked food. Plus more firelighting
gear and water. Just that little extra security.
It's like the old saying, "Watch the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves". If you prepare for the smaller, more personal "Sit X",
when the big one comes, hopefully we should weather it more comfortably. up:
[edit on 2/2/09 by CX]