Well, I am still alive.
I guess the day isn’t over yet so I shouldn’t count my chickens until they hatch. But I have a hunch we aren’t going to experience any Armageddon-esque tragedies today. And for the record, the Foodstoragereviewer predicted nothing would happen many, many times.
So a lot of people will point to today’s non-events and claim proof that all of those people stocking up on food, fuel, and other life necessities are nut jobs and whackos. They’ll pat themselves on the back secure in their supposed intellectual superiority, and smirk at those “fools” who are “wasting” time getting prepared for these fake prophecies. To such individuals, preparedness is something that should be left to the government, NGO’s, or maybe even an international group run by the United Nations.
And in rebuttal, I say it doesn’t matter what gets you motivated to get off the couch and start putting together a basic preparedness plan. It makes sense when you sit down with an estate planner, when you write a will, when the gecko tells you to call in for an auto insurance quote, when you pay your life insurance monthly bill, and on and on and on. Having food storage and other emergency preparedness items is like having insurance to keep living. You won’t make it far without water, food, and heat.
If the guys in bunkers on Doomsday Preppers make you nervous, then just start with a two-week food supply and a water filter that you keep in your pantry. But start somewhere. You probably won’t need it today, but chances are, you will need it at a time you least expect.
Merry Christmas to all.