posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:08 AM
Luckily for me, I work in a bank , and before you start saying all all my fault personally like someone else on this site has stated hear me out.
I can see how bad its getting even here in the UK.
I can see how many people have been affected by the current economic crisis, I can see it getting worse as Governments try to 'baillout' failing
companies instead of saving the money for the people that need it more. Let the companies fail and deal with the jobless after, but so, even at the
begining of this month we saw another crisis , the worst snowfall for near 2 decades.
The whole country ground to a halt .
Now in my situation with the family and friends I have, I warned them about 3 months ago to start stocking up on food and fuel in light of the credit
crisis and food shortages over winter. A few laughed and said " nothings going to happen" , " your over reacting" and so on.
But when the snow fell and everything stopped, ransport, shops, fuel pumps and emergency services, those that listened had actually stocked up with
food, enough to last a couple of weeks at least. I even asked my Mum who was taking my Nan home after looking after her for a week to get some food in
as the signs aren't good for the next couple of weeks, She did just that Saturday and then sunday night the snow started to fall. If I hadn't had
given her the heads up , My Nan would've gone hungry over the following week.
It never hurts to have a little food , especially rice or pasta and water , and fuel for motors / generators in store , just in case.
just keep 'stock rotating' to make use of the older foodstuffs and fuel , replace as soon as you can.
The people who laughed at my comments suffered, and said "everything wil be fine, the Government will look after us". How I laughed at them before
saying the Government couldn't help even if they wanted to, they were snowed in as well.
You have to look after yourself and your family and friends, those that don't want to listen , then fine just say " I'm giving you a heads up, it
can't help to be prepared incase of an emergency."
If it doesn't happen then great, you haven't wasted all your time and money saving for the end of civilisation, but if it does , you'll be in a
better position to adapt to the future than you would be if you didn't prepare.
As for telling people I have told my Wife, my Mother and other family members, I've told friends socially, and select work colleagues, anyone who
doesn't listen , fine, go your own way. Just smile and walk away.
Some people have looked at me strange but I don't mind, I'd even help them in a pinch, let them be grateful you've even tried to be prepared.
[edit on 25/2/09 by DataWraith]