It is EXACTLY those scenarios that made me leave the city as soon as I had my son.....
I grew up in a small town where we go to the grocery store in our PJ's, and sing and dance in the isles, litterally!
the I went to the city, and well, it is parctically that bad ALREADY on a good day! let alone what it would be like in an outage!
I remeber feeling like a burden, being rushed around and bullied by the entire store on even a sunday night late night shop...terrible!
Where we are, the locals stick together. The few jerks that have moved here from the city get outted pretty fast for being aggressive or macho bullies
I tell ya.
We definatly have more than 3 months of food at all times, plus food growing in the house and even the camper year round incase we had to take
off..fortunatly we are isolated and you can only get here by boat or ferry, which is a good way to keep the good in, and the bad out.
I say it keeps the good in, because we are used to only HAVING each other..people know better than to burn bridges and isolate themselves in such a
small isolated community...... you can either be part of the fun, cook outs and parties, or sit alone rotting.
There is also a lot of the chicken littleness in my life.... I am fully prepared, but the mooch, or ungratful bum who is a slob or just plain
unthankful won't be getting any of my help, but the guy down the street who helped me do the simplest thing like putting a tarp over my camper will
have my help....... my seeds will be worth a lot in a long term outage etc, and people have shown their colours enough with me that I know who will
get turned away and who won't...
I am a single mother, the LAST person you would think people would be going to for help, but I have helped most now, and know who will appreciate me
and who will take me for granted.... and well, tuff for them now is all I have to say.
Anyhoo, I guess my point is, get prepared and get outta the cities while you still have a small _
I left everything behind MANY times already...it is not the end of the world. You would be suprised how much better it can be to open the NEW door
when the old one closes.
[edit on 10-8-2009 by mellisamouse]