Is disaster preparedness necessary?

What kind of disasters do you anticipate, if any?

What kind of preparations do you think are appropriate?

Here is a recent link from Daisy Luther at “Organic Prepper” to get the conversation rolling. The author suggests that the government is intentionally downplaying the chaotic aftermath in recent disasters, and is discouraging personal preparation, while overstating the government’s ability and willingness to respond effectively in times of crisis to meet the needs of the people for food, gasoline, power, etc.

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4 comments on “Is disaster preparedness necessary?

  1. mustardnine says:

    From the website “Backyard Liberty” comes a post that links gun control to a possible food crisis.

    http://www.Backyardliberty.us/tsl/
    __________

    It begins:

    “There’s a reason why the US government is so eager to disarm the American people.

    It’s got little to do with crime rates or mass murders… but everything to do with the very reason the 2nd Amendment was created for: to protect the people from a tyrannical government.

    Because when a major disaster hits the USA, a recent executive order allows FEMA to confiscate your food stockpile… and just like in the old USSR, to give it to the government-dependent masses.”

    __________

    I take warnings seriously. More seriously from ordinary people that from government functionaries, at this time in my life, and given my personal biases.

    I note, however, that while the government may be “eager to disarm” us, it does not appear to me that they are in a position to actually do so. People are arming themselves as much or more than ever, from what I have heard and read.

  2. mustardnine says:

    FLASH FLOODS HIT COLORADO

    Small, as disasters go, but still serious for all involved. Let’s monitor how well the people do, and how well the government responds.

  3. mustardnine says:

    THE SIX MOST POPULAR FUELS TO STORE FOR EMERGENCIES

    Tess Penninton says:

    “In our everyday lives we are dependent on fuel to maintain our comfortable lifestyles. During a disaster however, we are even more dependent on fuel to maintain our basic survival needs. Having an emergency supply of fuel can help create warmth in your home to assist in regulating your body temperature, assist in cooking food, and also helps in powering essential emergency tools such as generators, household appliances. . . .”

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/09/tess-pennington/6-types-of-fuel-for-emergency-prep/

  4. mustardnine says:

    JAMES RAWLES: BE PREPARED TO HUNKER DOWN FOR MONTHS

    in the event of a power grid collapse, since a majority of us live in large urban areas. (That would include me.)

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/09/mac-slavo/you-may-have-to-hunker-down-for-months/

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