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Others still believed they were prepared . . . until the storm hit. They had generators but no gas. They had extra food but no way to cook it. They had a well but no way to pump the water. Some had fireplaces with no logs or firewood with nowhere to burn it. The list of half-preparedness is endless but the resulting sum of that half-work is the same – they were not prepared at all.
In short, being prepared half-way is not being prepared at all.
The vast majority of people, however, did not even have the basic material needed to last through a four-hour disturbance in their normal routine. Most had not purchased extra food and water or made plans to heat themselves in some way other than electricity. Nor had they even bothered to fill up their gas tanks the day before the storm. In fact, with the exception of the usual rush to buy milk and eggs (food that will spoil as soon as the power goes out)when a storm approaches, there was not even the shockwave of panicked buyers looking to prepare. Most of the important items like canned goods were still on the shelves the day before the storm.
reply to post by diggindirt
Thanks for the info about the eggs! Would have never known myself; though did keep them in the fridge for over a month and were still good.
Have been testing afew ideas myself and come to find out the Date expired on things only apply on milk! Few things go bad really; old and stale yet still able to snack on them.
Found out if you do put it your mouth and you spit it out. Your bodys saying No Way! Your right about not teaching this stuff. Just that info about the eggs has added to my list so:
Place eggs in a bowl of cold water - if they float, no good! That's how you keep from wasting eggs
reply to post by Kmhotaru
I just wanted to let the OP know people do prep, they can't do everything, it doesn't get done over night...you can't be awake 24/7 for security if something does happen, so use your head now for something other than a hat rack, and get out there, do what you can, improve you skill sets and gain some knowledge because your mind is by far your best tool...keep it sharp and working good!!