Friday, November 2, 2012
Please Learn from Hurricane Sandy!
I should not be surprised, but the reports from the east coast following hurricane Sandy are just simply shocking. It's just been a few days, and already there are people out of food, people rummaging through dumpsters...there are food lines, supply shortages, shortage of clean water, no gas...people are becoming violent. There are fights over gas! And it's only been a FEW DAYS!
Everyone, please PLEASE be smarter than this. I hate to say it, but these people have no one to blame but themselves. They had plenty of warning. And warning or not, it is OUR job to be sure that we are prepared for emergencies. At ANY time. I highly, highly recommend you do as I do: I live each day as if there is an emergency situation on it's way, and I am about to have access to food, water, power, and gas cut off. That way, my family and I are always, always prepared--for whatever.
I beg you again, be wise! The prudent person will be prepared. If you haven't started stocking up food, do it NOW. Have several months worth of food in your home. Store water, and have a way to purify water in case your stored water was to run out. Buy a generator if you don't have one already, and store as much gas as you can (hard one, with the price of gas these days!). Stock some oil lamps and oil. Store batteries and matches. If you are able, have a propane oven rather than electric, and install a woodstove for heat and cooking. Become more sustainable and self-sufficient. Garden, can your own food, get some chickens and a milk goat at the very minimum. Then when things happen, you're barely affected. Sorry to get on my soap box but I feel very strongly about this!
Be prepared! It's your responsibilty, not anyone else's!