Sunday, April 3, 2011

A is for Apocalypse

If you become an avid prepper, you will most likely have friends and family convinced that you are off your rocker and may need to be locked up. While some of them grocery shop for what they're going to have for dinner tonight, you have 3 pantries full of the basics: canned goods, water, beans and rice, and sugar and flour.

You may even get jokes about the apocalypse- as if that is the only scenario in which you would need supplies. But everyone can have their own personal apocalypses (apocalypsi?). Prepping ensures that you can survive any kind of personal emergency such as sudden job loss or electrical outages. Here in Georgia, we have frequent summer storms that can be violent and can take down the electrical grid for a day or more. Most of my neighbors scramble to get to the local Kroger while they still had backup power but we were comfy and safe in our house with oil lanterns. I wasn't even worried about my freezers because I knew they were full and would stay frozen for two or three days. Even if the power outage lasted longer, I had the ability to cook and can everything in the freezer.

Being prepared means prepping for unknown as well as known emergencies. It doesn't mean you will always have what you need when you need it, but you will be a lot better off than those who might have to put themselves in danger during an emergency to get supplies. And, it always means that no matter what your financial situation is in the future, you can put food on the table while you are getting through it.


Marie Anne said...

I'm not as prepared as I should be, but probably better than many. Good reminder.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I live in Florida -- I can relate. For me, it's making sure I have coffee on hand and a campfire coffeemaker.

Karen B said...

I'm a Florida girl too, born and bred, so know all about being prepared. Have to get stocked up on a few things for the upcoming hurricane season just in case, but have the basics. Also have a camp stove to cook on. Love that thing!

Theresa Wiza said...

It won't help to have a bunch of canned goods if you don't have a can opener. I should invest in one that's not electric ;) If you would like to read my blog post for the A-Z challenge, please click:

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Anonymous said...

We tend to be well-stocked, but not always by design. When the kids were growing up, ours was the house where everyone gathered, so we shopped in bulk. They're all grown now and are on their own, but my hubby and I can't seem to get the hang of shopping for two. ;O)

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