Last week during lunchtime, I walked to the nearby Wal-mart to pick up a couple things (ginger, garlic and green onions IIRC) for the wife and was greeted by this.
Now empty store shelves aren’t that big a deal really, assuming some sort of disaster isn’t happening. But curious as to why so much stock was missing, I asked a stock boy what happened.
“The truck didn’t come last night,” he told me.
So because a truck didn’t show up, most of the produce section was empty.
That is what just-in-time delivery means in a survival situation. If a disaster hits where you live, you can expect empty store shelves very quickly and there won’t be anything in the back to bring out.
That means you have to make sure that you have enough food and water for your family during that time.
Now, I’m not advocating for a hoard of canned goods, guns/ammo and everything else that preppers do, but it does make you think.
Could your family deal with a disaster that means there is no food in the stores for a week? Or a two?
It’s one of the reasons I try to make sure we have some extra cans of food, extra water, some camping supplies (to cook said food) and some other things in my house to help us through a potential disaster. It doesn’t have to be much, just an extra package or two of chili/beef stew/etc and a flat (or three) of water in your basement.
If you want to go the prepping route, that’s fine too, but I realize that’s not for everybody.
But the fact of the matter is that the more people do to help themselves now, the less problems they will have later. In my mind, it’s no different than having a fire extinguisher in your kitchen or a savings account to use for ‘rainy days’.