As a long time prepper – of decades, I’ve always been a firm believer in keeping necessary food supplies to last a small (or in our case, large) family able to survive without having to leave the house for months at a time.
When our kids were all young, my wife and I put together a large pantry in the basement of our home in Colorado. We kept large packing tubs lined with food-safe plastic, full of beans, rice, flour, sugar, pastas, and shelves of canned food.
We didn’t go out and clear shelves in the supermarket. We bought a little extra each time. My wife was very good about doing it. We rotated the food stocks, and everything she bought, we used and ate. We didn’t buy things that we could never use, like “a ten year’s supply of freeze dried survival foods” from one of the guys who keep pushing that crap on people (because, they make MONEY off you if you buy it).
The climate has changed lately. No, not “Climate Change” but a change in the world. A pall of ignorance has fallen over society. You would think that with the ability to see the news 24/7/365, collect and read so much data off the Internet, and study things for yourselves, people would be smarter, kinder, less prone to flights of fancy and even, one would hope, have more common sense.
But, no. The advent of the Internet has dumbed down the human race to the point of drooling grass eaters. Collective IQs have dropped, common sense has become so rare in any given group of people that you can rarely find anyone who can hold a political conversation without screaming and crying. Along comes CoVid19….
When the Novel Corona Virus 19 was first announced in the news, it didn’t make a huge splash, not at first. Then videos started coming out allegedly from Wuhan, China, of people “dropping dead” on the streets. Plenty of sensationalism. But, none of the videos were ever really “confirmed” to be real, and not “made up”.
In the past month now it has “spread like wildfire” (according to the news).
In truth, what has actually spread like wildfire was the stupidity of people, ignorance and misinformation.
Instead of taking an attitude that “something could happen” and being prepared, people take the laisser-faire attitude of “The stores have what I need, why bother to get extra stuff? I’ll just pick it up when we run out!”
Well, now you’re out. The stores are out. The Just-in-Time chain has failed. Trucks aren’t coming in. This is the crap we’ve been predicting will happen, for decades. You had been warned. Now, fools and morons have broken the whole system. Not everyone, but a FEW people did this. Not everyone ran out and bought all the toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Now, the looting will start in a few days.
Maybe. I hope it doesn’t but, imagine this. Power goes out a few days. The grid nationwide goes down. You can’t get gas, you can’t get anywhere, food is all gone. You’re stuck at home and everyone is running out of food because the stores have been looted. Where are the looters going after they get hungry? Door-to-door, that’s where. Every house and home in any neighborhood will be victimized.
Store shelves are empty, food is almost gone, and nothing seems to be coming in. This is happening now, and these are actual images from a Walmart Store in Colorado Springs, on the south east side of the city.
Now, imagine that this virus IS actually dangerous, even deadly and these roving bands of vandals are carrying it, spreading it everywhere.
Where do we wind up with this lesson?
- do NOT get out of the market if you’re in it. If not, BUY!
- Don’t panic. The virus is not as BAD as the media wants you to believe.
- It never WAS that bad.
- The virus isn’t spreading like they claimed it was in China (yet) but the US has taken steps.
- People ARE washing their hands.
- People are stealing toilet paper – seriously?
- Some enterprising idiots are trying to sell Purell for hundreds of dollars for a small bottle on Ebay.
- Don’t feed the feeding frenzy. If you’re scared, stay the hell home.
- Don’t let this ever happen to you again, always prepare. Start small, and work your way into Prepping.
And for God’s Sake, wash your DAMNED HANDS.