Ok, now that everyone is snuggled in their own little bunkers and I have seen the stories of the shelves in every store being empty, it is time to say, we told you so.
Not that I ever, ever wanted to see something like this happen but here it is and don't you feel just a tiny bit bad for chasing around looking for D batteries at the last second?
I can't begin to count the times I have seen people roll their eyes and look down their noses at "Preppers".
Not quite as stupid as you thought we were, are we?
I feel bad for folks that are staring at the weather event of their young lives with no fucking clue where to go or what to do.
I just had this conversation with my new wife, I have been dancing around the topic for quite a while now, she has a pretty good idea that at least some form of supplies are in her future.The first thing she asked me after I brought it up again was whether or not I have a dehydrator.
Told ya she is a keeper.
I love her dearly and before we got married her excuse was no where to store anything.
Even in an apartment, there are places to store some survival supplies.
Now every Tom Dick and Harriett on the East Coast just figured that out.
My heart goes out to those just figuring this out.
We still have no place to live together but just had a short conversation about this very subject.
As most of you know, I live in a 35 foot long Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer.
I had a guy build me a pantry out of a closet that I have no idea what the original intent was for. It is right next to the fridge in the kitchen area.
At one time, I had enough food stored to last me six months, easy.
Where I live, water is not that much of a problem in an emergency, The Columbia River is a mile wide and five blocks away with another, small tributary eight blocks the other way.
I saw another post today complaining about toilet paper. That is a biggie.
When you have ladies and young children with you, buy that by the truck load.
For those of you who are telling yourselves that I have never been through a Hurricane, let me tell you about the storms we get on the West Coast that qualify, they just don't get names.
I have been through storms with sustained winds of 125 mph before, tornadoes and Ice storms that shut down a city with a million people for days.
What I am trying to do is open up a dialogue with some folks who are getting a pounding and never thought it would happen to them.
It's only too late if you are dead.
I sure as shit wouldn't be ready for a major shit storm like what is happening back East right this second but I can guarantee you that I would be one thousand times better off than seventy percent of those who just sat on their hands, watching this blow right into their front yards.
Even without a major hurricane coming your way, just inflation and food shortages alone should make you look around and see if you can't find a way to put a little emergency stash away.
Take my word for it,come what may, it is a great feeling of security to know that if the lights go out, that you know you and yours are going to be safe, healthy and sound when the lights come back on.
You certainly don't have to be a full on Prepper but as they always say, the more the merrier.
These aren't weirdos, they are fellow Americans and they would love to talk to you.
They would love to show you how to throw a screw right back into your grocery store by using coupons and have a wealth of information gathered from friends and family, including the things our parents and Grandparents learned the hard way during the last Depression.
They still work folks.
God Bless ya and I am anxiously awaiting the safe return of some of my Blog buddies.