Edit: I'm trying to answer everybody. My internet suddenly slowed down. So I'll answer what I can here. To reiterate, THIS IS NOT A FAIL PROOF SCENARIO. I don't think otherwise. Things get destroyed. It happens. But even something devastating is not 100%. It's not even just about natural disasters. What about a job loss? Change in income? We used our food supply after having a substantial decrease. We rebuilt that one months worth of food over the next year. I have a bookcase in my kitchen that holds canned foods that are specifically for storage. I have dehydrated foods in my cupboards with everything else. We utilize our closets. Something may never happen to us, but I'd rather be prepared. Or if somebody we know needs help, we would have that ability to help them. Locally, not having to wait weeks for someone who isn't local.
So obviously after a natural disaster, there's a lot of shortages. Food ,water, ways to keep warm,etc.
Do people not have food storage or extras? So many seem to rely so heavily on others to help them after a disaster. And I understand that things get destroyed. I'm not saying it's a fail proof scenario. But I've seen before where people just have nothing. They could have, but don't. Example: post a week or so ago. House was flooded, was upset because Red Cross took 3 weeks to bring them food and blankets after Sandy.
Maybe it's just the mindset where I live, but it's very uncommon not to have at LEAST a month's worth of food storage, a large first aid kit and extra blankets. Why is that? Is preparedness just not a big deal to some?
on May. 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM