Yeah I find it "believable" that people in general don't take personal survival seriously or give it more concern than they do over what coffee to
get each day! I was born & raised in Miami, FL and that in itself teaches you every summer...the comfortable way of life you know can be disrupted
for weeks on end when mother nature struts her stuff all over the coast!
Now after 9/11 there's a new urgency to stock up and just have on hand everything you're going to need to ride out a social storm the likes of which
you've never seen. I've been doing this for years and I'll tell ya when I moved to Central Florida and went through a mild hurricane such as
Francis and it took out power and washed out roads and neighbors I knew in my old apartment complex lost their freakin minds!!
They had simple issues (well simple if you're prepared) like sanitation.."how am I gonna flush my toilet without water?" ....ok grab a bucket, head
down to the pond out back, pour the water in your toilet...Voila! it's FLUSHED!...but hey if the sewer's backed up...(lift stations are electric)
better have a camping toilet or 'things' are going to get deep and smelly!
Water, the most basic essential we ALL have to have, if you ain't stocked up on it before hand, you're DONE! I prep Arizona Tea jugs full of fresh
water with an additive to preserve the water for months, you can even freeze some to make emergency ice packs to keep your cold stuff cold for a
while...plus...COLD FRESH water RULES in an emergency.
I buy alot of canned goods, dry goods plenty of sterno and matches/lighters charcoal and a cheap grill, so after the storm I'm cookin veggies on my
sterno stove and grillin and chillin and my neighbors had to take lessons from me...COOK your meats, they'll keep longer...eat everything perishable
in your fridge then your freezer.
Handiest thing in my kit is a Steri-Pen, it's a compact battery operated UV light stick that will kill dangerous bacteria/viruses in drinking
So if you're like my neighbors...go check out SurvivalTime.org
I've got it ALL down for you, just print the
list or shop online and stock up (NOW) before that's not an option for you anymore.
I may not be a 'pro' but let me tell you this, if right NOW things fell to ruin, I could go on business as usual for months and months including
being online (laptop w/car charger, mobile broadband) which I have taken into the deep woods and camped for days with all the comforts of home.
If you've got questions...visit my site and send me an e-mail I'll help you get yourself squared away quick!