Sunday, September 24, 2017

You're Not As Prepared As You Think You Are

Go and read the entire post over at The Daily Sheeple.

It's true on the short-term micro-catastrophe side.
And it's true on the long-term macro-catastrophe side.

Pay attention to the whole thing, and get your affairs in order.
On both accounts.

When things unwind, it will be come-as-you-are.
Or, as my namesake noted once upon a time:

In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
     "Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
     "I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
     "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "We have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
     When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger - while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for days of need.


Anonymous said...

Prepping in Florida is easy: it's "hurricanes." The problem is, "hurricanes" is just the category, and the decision tree below that is anything but simple, including food, water, flooding, power, fuel, protection, evac/no evac, ad infinitum.

Thing is, Florida, like all US SE coastal regions, has only two seasons: "hurricane season" and "not-hurricane season." Both are 6 months long, with hurricane season beginning June 1 Every Freakin' Year. Every calendar I've ever owned comes with at least 12 months beginning with "January" (some have 13 months if they include the previous year's December) so there's really no excuse for letting June sneak up on you - it's right there at month #6 - and maps aren't that hard to read: if there's salt water within 100 air miles of your house, prepare for large, rotating storms with high winds.

I think I may need more popcorn and .308 as apocalypse preps.....

Aesop said...

Prepping is "easy", only in the same sense a 30-year veteran prop master once told me how propping a movie was "easy": "Just have everything."

If it was easy in Florida (or anywhere else), people would do that. But they don't.