What if you had unexpected medical bills come up?
What if you suddenly lost all your money (savings)?
What if there was a nation wide trucker strike?
What if food reserves were gone due to catastrophic weather every where?
What if you were suddenly thrown into an off grid existence?
There are so many what if's in this world. The majority of the population depends on grocery stores for there food, medication, and home goods.
Stop and think! If you live in the U.S. (especially), you know what happens at the grocery when the word SNOW is just mentioned!!!!!! The shelves are wiped out in a day or so.
Never do I hear 'we are going to have light snow today" any more - it is always portrayed as a "snow storm".
People panic as if they won't be able to get out of the house for months! I just have to laugh, because I can't believe how crazy that is.
There tends to be a grocery, drug store, or quick mart of about every main corner any more.
Heaven forbid, people might have to walk some where!
Heaven forbid people might have to do without something for a few days.
MY POINT here is - snow empties the shelves quickly - but what if there were nothing else coming to replenish those shelves? Most stores could survive 3 days with supplies on hand, if there were a crisis. WOW!
We know - don't we? We are ready for whatever life may throw at us. We are survivors!
A few years ago, I knew people who thought I was crazy. They called G & I hoarders, conspiracy nuts, etc. Now, more people are starting to jump on the preparation bandwagon!
Not long ago at all! But people survived, because they had skills and common sense!
If you haven't started keeping a DEEP pantry - now is the time to start. You don't have to go crazy and spend a fortune all at once. Spend an extra $10 or so a week.
Buy an extra can of coffee and a few can goods. Buy an extra sugar, flour, and salt. Buy a couple cases of water. Buy a few jars of peanut butter, or cans of tuna. Buy dry beans of different types.
Make sure you have plenty of protein items on hand to keep you and yours healthy. We all need water (including animals). Remember to stock animal food as well!
We have all be told to have a few months worth of emergency funds put back (in case) - the same goes for pantry items.
There are essential things needed to survive, then there are fun things that would make life easier.
IF the grocery stores closed down this weekend for an extended period of time - would you be OK?
If you have your pantry (which includes all kinds of things) and/or you have your garden - hopefully you would be good.
Take time to go through your stocks and inventory what you have. Figure out where you are good and where you are deficient.
Work on your deep pantry slowly. Add something every week, whether from the store or from you own garden.
NO ONE knows what could happen.
BE PREPARED - DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND