Bugging Out With the Joneses
by Tess Pennington
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to admit that we have all felt out the neighbors to see how preparedness
minded they were. We drop a simple statement about being prepared
and hold our breath hoping they too are preparedness-minded. They
take this as an opportunity to invite themselves to your house for
the next big disaster by saying, Well I know where were
coming if theres a disaster.
of our neighbors are like a majority of our society and simply do
not see the need in storing a bunch of useless supplies for a just
in case scenario. Many living amongst us believe they are
untouchable in terms of disasters occurring in their lives. Because
of these illusions
they choose to believe, if a serious disaster were to occur, then
they would be completly caught off guard. In fact, they will believe
the disaster is just like all the others, where they are out of
work for a few days and can kick back, BBQ in the yard and drink
some beers with the neighbors.
the Neighbors Are Coming.
FEMA has suggested
that each household should have at a minimum a two week supply
of food. But lets be honest, you and maybe another guy in
the neighborhood are the only ones who paid attention to what
FEMA said. Therefore, when that inevitable disaster hits, it makes
you everyones favorite neighbor. If they know that you have
supplies, they will make a beeline to your house. But they wouldnt
want to impose, so they of course bring their bug out bags. (See
image) At this point, you must ask yourself, Are you ready
for more mouths to feed? Will you be able to turn them away? Do
you have enough food for the neighborhood?
preparedness mindset in your neighbors may be the only way to avoid
the entire neighborhood heading to your house after a disaster occurs.
However, this is a sensitive subject and should be handled carefully.
On one hand, you want them to be prepared so you dont have
to support them, and on the other hand, there is a certain amount
of OPSEC that you want to maintain. But you have to admit that
having most, if not all of the households in the neighborhood prepared
with supplies will make for a strong and very prepared community.
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