From what we are hearing on the west coast about the people in New York, its safe to say that storing food and supplies was a good idea after all. Those who were still criticizing the “peppers” even up until Hurricane Sandy hit are not laughing now and most likely wishing they had listened to us while their belly’s ache from lack of food and low amounts of fresh water. We are not the kind of people to say I told you so but don’t expect those who diligently prepare for any type of disaster to help when the food, gas and water are unavailable.
Here is a clip of a thought provoking article that might open the eyes of the procrastinators
After Grid-Down: Starvation, Supply Shortages, Food Lines, No Clean Water, No Gas, Transportation Standstill
Nov 2, 2012
A recent study noted that the majority of people have enough food in their pantries to feed their household for about three days and that seemingly stable societies are really just nine meals from anarchy. With most of us dependent on just-in-time transportation systems to always be available, few ever consider the worst case scenario.
For tens of thousands of east coast residents that worst case scenario is now playing out in real-time. No longer are images of starving people waiting for government handouts restricted to just the third-world.
In the midst of crisis, once civilized societies will very rapidly descend into chaos when essential infrastructure systems collapse.
Though the National Guard was deployed before the storm even hit, there is simply no way for the government to coordinate a response requiring millions of servings of food, water and medical supplies
Many east coast residents who failed to evacuate or prepare reserve supplies ahead of the storm are being forced to fend for themselves.
Frustration and anger have taken hold, as residents have no means of acquiring food or gas and thousands of trucks across the region remain stuck in limbo.
Limited electricity has made it possible for some to share their experiences: Click Here to Read