Heya Kart, I saw your exchange, and want to thank you for your well reasoned (as always) and helpful posts. Some people just like their head in the sand, or worse, want to be the cowboys in a disaster.
Due to the power outages back east, my brother’s family, and folks were out of power for a week. My brother fired up his generator and asked his friends if they needed to use his freezer to store all of their frozen goods, or at least the most valuable. He explained that power might be out a while, but they insisted it would only be a few hours without power, maybe a day or two tops. Within days, they came with coolers of meat, begging to salvage what little had not already spoiled in the heat wave. He, of course, helped them, but they had lost hundreds to thousands of dollars in meats, etc. The saddest part is that they could have saved it all, if only they had accepted the invitation. They DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO PREPARE THEMSELVES, my brother offered to share his preps (in this case the generator and freezer) to help them, and they still declined until it was too late!
May we all take that as an example. As you often quote, the wise see danger and take shelter, and the foolish don’t, and suffer (I don’t remember it verbatim, sorry). God bless you and yours, and thanks for all the work you do, in Jesus’ name, amen.