Actually. I bet a lot of people would not have even really considered this prior to you asking.
A few weeks ago my son got a blister form raking and I went to get him a bandaid. Well, I did not have any in the bathroom. The only ones I had were in a “Survival Kit” backpack I had bought on closeout for $20. Grabbed the peroxide, and then took care of his blister, but it got me thinking.. I only have one of these kits… there are 4 of us, what if
“we” need these?
When I originally bought this kit, it was the only one, but I had planned on using its supplies as a template to make others.
I went online and began searching, survival kits are not cheap... nor are they all-encompassing for every disaster.
It got me thinking, and when that happens my time is consumed doing just that, thinking about various angles on the topic at hand in depth.
The cold war has been pretty much ancient history for most of us, so the thought of bomb shelters and survival kits does not take priority in everyday life.
But we do still live in an uncertain age. Terrorists are out there, whether we look outside our comfort zone or not. Mother nature is a beast that can wreck devastation with little notice. A few years ago, during a storm here in Ohio, a power transformer was hit by lightening or something causing a multi-state power outage. You may have seen it on the news.. all the way up in NY people were walking by the hundreds/thousands because there were no power to the streetlights. The roads became parking lots.
I know that my family, and all the people I know, are no where near capable of surviving for weeks without power with what we have at hand. None have an emergency plan.
I began to think of plans, supplies, defense from looters, relocation etc… but it all costs $$ money I just don’t have. It’s a little saddening to think that “our” world of comfort can be dismantled so very quickly leaving us in a state of disorganized chaos.
Who are we to depend on if not ourselves? FEMA… lol, ok. They did real good last time. Local law enforcement? They will be so overwhelmed, they could not possibly help everyone. The military, same thing.
I would love to be completely self sufficient, living on some big acreage somewheres, but for now I have to deal with the fact that I am still at the mercy of others.
I look forward to reading the other opinions that I am sure will follow on this thread.