We’ve grown accustomed to having everything and more at our fingertips.
When we run out of milk or bread, we go to the store and get more, until we run out again. But what if the store is out?
Hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms can knock power out for weeks. In anticipation of these events, most people will run out to the store a few days before to stockpile, which depletes the resources EXTREMELY quickly.
To be ready for all events (environmental or manmade) that leave us relying on ourselves for survival.
Buying an extra few items every time you go food shopping is easy. For basic preparedness, (which everyone SHOULD be!), 2-3 weeks of food in the pantry will more than likely get you and your family through until the power’s restored and stores are restocked.
By creating a lifestyle of preparedness, you can always be ready, even if you don’t know it’s coming.
You’ll Sleep Better.
The daily hassles of life are stressful enough, without piling on the unknown variables. Keeping a small supply of food in your car (good idea if you’re driving in winter and could get stranded), or even a power bar in your purse (for when you get stuck in the elevator!), will give you some peace of mind.
It’s Not Just for Crazy People.
The media can create quite a stigma if it chooses to! While building an underground bunker might be on the paranoid side, there’s nothing wrong with thinking about your plan in the worst case scenario and getting a few necessary items.
Back in the day, people needed to can and stock up enough food to survive the winter. Everyone should have a few gallons of water, rice, beans, evaporated milk, etc – if, for nothing else, you’ll have a snack if you get the flu and can’t make it out to the grocery store.