posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 10:30 AM
It's not uncommon in most parts of the New York metro area for people to routinely buy only 2-3 days worth of food. Many don't have cars, they ride
the subway/mass transit. So they buy one or two bags from the grocery store down the street from or at the bottom floor of their building they live in
every two or three days. You also have to carry groceries upstairs (or in an elevator) and then put them in your (very likely) small
apartment...where storage space is at a premium. Try hauling 2 weeks of food and bottled water home on the crowded subway, then leave it on the
sidewalk while you carry a bag/box or two upstairs one at a time.
This isn't an excuse for lack of prepardness, but it CERTAINLY makes the prep problem much more difficult.
In suburb middle America, many of us have cars, we drive to SAMs, COSTCO, Wal Mart, Meijer, Target, etc....buy food from anywhere for 1-4 weeks,
filling 1-2 shopping carts...drive them home, where we take an hour to unload the haul....mainly because we don't want to pay for the fuel to run to
the store every other day.
I am not "prepared" in the survival sense of the word, I don't have freeze dried or MREs stacked, but typically I have 1-3 weeks on hand just because
it's easier, cheaper (gas) and time saving to shop once or twice a month. I can easily "bug in" and not worry about food for awhile.
However; if i lived in an area like NY, or ever thought bugging out was going to have to be my main option (where I live, for every disaster short of
Nuclear/Chem war bugging in is the best bet)....I would look at this....a bit expensive, but one or two of these backpaks would be vital.
edit on 2-11-2012 by SrWingCommander because: (no reason given)