When New Wife first arrived here in Plano and I was giving her a tour of the new apartment, she looked a little taken aback at the extent of my SHTF supplies, as well as my grab ‘n go bags and tubs. While she didn’t say much about it, I got the impression that she thought I was being a little too paranoid about it — after all, we live in Plano, where disaster seldom strikes.
After the flooding of a couple years back, and the recent cold winters, she appreciated those SHTF preps a lot more.
Then two nights back, we watched A Refuge Of Last Resort on BezosTV, which was a personal video account of New Orleans during Katrina. She wasn’t here during that little episode, so I suggested that she watch it with me.
She watched the whole thing in silence. Then, after it finished, she said, “We need more emergency drinking water.”
I don’t have to tell you guys anything about SHTF scenarios, of course, as we’ve discussed this many times in the past. Nevertheless, let this serve as a reminder to check your own SHTF stocks, and add / replace as necessary.
My own takeaway from this man’s story was a little different.
Firstly, FEMA is fucking incompetent — we all know that, of course, but it was the depth of the incompetence (coupled with outright lying) which gave me pause. (Nor, speaking of government agencies, did the New Orleans police come out of this covered in roses.)
Secondly, it is even clearer to me that the more prepared you are, the less you’ll have the need to go to “evacuation centers” or any of that kind of thing. If you are forced to leave your home (predicted flood, fire, hurricane etc.), you’ll be better off hunkering down with friends or family, or in a hotel room off the ground floor, along with all your supplies.
Thirdly, if you are going to hit the road, do it sooner rather than later. Keep your gas tanks as close to full as possible at all times.
I certainly don’t have to remind anyone of the need to be well armed.
And finally: if you do live in a Democrat-run shithole like New Orleans, get out now rather than later.