In Defense of Stockpiling
You say potato,
I say po-tah-toe.
tomato, I say to-mah-toe.
hoarding, I say prepping.
That may not
be exactly how the lyrics go, but to some people, stocking
up/stockpiling is the same as hoarding, and hoarding is evil. I
disagree, and here are five reasons why its smart to stockpile
everything from food to tools to toiletries and beyond.
buys you time. If the store shelves are empty, its a whole
lot easier to begin using food in your storage pantry than it
is to suddenly become a master gardener, growing your own fresh
produce and raising your own animals for food. You can get the
garden started and not go hungry because you have a pantry filled
with stockpiled food.
- We still
live in a land of plenty. If I decide to go to Costco and buy
a dozen packages of their toilet paper, it doesnt mean that
some poor soul across town is going to have to start using pages
from the phone book. There is plenty of food, plenty of toilet
paper, plenty of batteries, etc. to go around. It may not always
be that way, but it is now, and we can use that to our future
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