Chile, New Zealand, Japan, the ‘ring of fire’ of which we are a part of. If a major earth quake or other natural disaster occurred tomorrow, and our delicate infrastructure was severed, ( roads, rail lines, power, natural gas etc. ) Within less than two days every single store shelf in this town will be empty. People panic, we have seen this before and very recently with a simple gas line and power outage, and road closures.
Our provincial emergency program planners recommend that each and every home and family have a minimum of seventy two hours of food and other necessary supplies on hand. How many of you have this? How many of you could feed yourselves and your families for three or four days? What if it was a major catastrophic event that effected a much wider area and it takes weeks or months for any significant help? how many of you could take care of yourselves and families for more than a few days?
I strongly encourage all of you to think about this a little bit more and any of you with young children, families and others to give it even more consideration. The reality of life in a geographically isolated place like this, if / when the shit hits the fan, we are all a very long way from any real help, who will you rely on if not yourself. You need to have more in your cupboards and pantries than you think, stock up and be ready.
No, I am not chicken little, and the sky is not falling, I just hate to see my / our community, friends and families suffer if something where to happen just because they weren’t ready. Like the old boy scout motto says, " Be Prepared". I’m just saying…food for thought.