posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:50 AM
reply to post by bonecrusher321
Certainly, those folks made major steps in the right direction. Any preparation is better than nothing. Even thinking along the lines of being
prepared is a start. For example, just thinking (and making only preparing lists) of what you would need if things started falling apart one way or
another makes a major difference in how--if belatedly--you can sswiftly and confidently begin to put a plan into action. Such "plans" would be
specific multiple plans for your area depending upon the remotest possibilities of a catastrophic event happening there. These would range from the
mild to the extreme: civil unrest resulting in normal services being cut off for a period of time, possible threats from epidemics, floods, fires,
storms, war, new ice age, Yellowstone going active, asteroidal impacts, and anything else you can possibly think of.
True, many if not most of those lists will include the same basic stores, but the lists should be angled toward the most likely to happen in your
area. For example, an inflatable raft may take prominence on a list in some areas, but not make the grade in other places.
I would love to have a pallet of MRE for free, and the stuff squirreled away such as her friend has compiled, but one of the key things to keep in
mind in having a stockpile is the ability to protect it (if not yourselves). Unless you live where no one else will come poking around during a time
of extreme hardship, there is no way two people, alone, will survive for long. It just won't happen. (I don't recall where it resides on the
internet and was linked from ATS, but the interview of the guy in Bosnia about his family's experiences of war in 2001 are a harsh reminder of how
difficult it can be to survive.