That’s a fun little phrase we “preppers” like to use to get our lazy friends and relatives motivated about preparedness. In other words, when you really need food, water and supplies it will be too late.
I’ve been giving you, my lovely and brilliant readers, an item per week to stock up on. It doesn’t matter if you’re Mormon, or have a cold storage room, or have very much money or space. The idea is to get something. The earthquake in Japan has reminded all of us how quickly our lives can go from normal to chaos. Most of us don’t live on the Ring of Fire, but there doesn’t have to be a big, fat catastrophe to rock or world (or cause us to rely on what we have stored). Most people in the country experienced major snowstorms this winter. Power outages are common. Or what about a trucking strike? Most grocery stores only have two days worth of food in storage. Shops would empty out fast. Or how about a really bad flu epidemic? It might be that we simply don’t want to go out in public for fear of infection.
What I’m trying to say is that everybody needs some spare water bottles and some extra cans of food. It doesn’t have to be some big thing where you buy one ton of wheat and powdered milk. Everybody goes to the store at least once a week. When you’re there just buy a little extra. Or a lot extra. You decide what’s best for you.
This week our item is canned fruit. What kid doesn’t like fruit cocktail or pineapple? (um, Arabella. But nevermind.) So get what you can next time you’re at the store.
This is an outstanding video that I played as a “commercial” at our last Enrichment activity where we played The Price is Right. Pretty Please watch it, OK?