posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:19 PM
Originally posted by Helig
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
See had you thought to stock up on non perishable food you wouldn't have even had to steal that food and potentially put your life at risk when
people showed up to put at stop to it. Not preparing is no excuse for theft unfortunately, hopefully the lessons of Katrina will encourage more
people to plan ahead instead of sticking with the Grasshopper mentality.
I'll grant you that's a good point. Most of us had canned good, not a great stock pile. We didn't know how long it would be before help came
because many of the roads were impassable and we shared our food with others who didn't have as much as we did. I tell you going through that really
brought the community together.
If you know a situation is coming yes by all means stock up. I mentioned these things because there are times when SHTF that you will be caught
unprepared no matter how you plan. In a SHTF situation there are times when you may have to steal to survive.
We were not the ones who broke into this store, the food was going to walk out anyway.. we just wanted to be sure we had our share. As it was the food
helped greatly because it was long time before assistance was able to be brought to our area. This type of theft was allowed and overlooked as a
criminal offense in this situation. The powers that be once they got back to town broadcast they didn't blame the people for doing what they had to
do. This type of theft was happening all over the city. Also knowing that insurance covered everything and it was written off the stores wouldn't
press criminal charges. Now breaking into a private home or even store offices and stealing things for loot was a different matter as it should have
been, but with food they looked the other way.
[edit on 10-11-2009 by JohnPhoenix]