I have been dry canning things like cornmeal, bread flour, pasta, and dehydrated foods. We are giving our son ammo for his birthday present; I will be canning pinto beans over the next two weeks, along with a turkey we have in the freezer. I have accumulated a lot of great first aid supplies that I am putting into various first aid kits for all of the cars of all of the family members. Each week I teach a Bible study and the ladies in it are scheduling a prayer vigil for the Monday before the election. I am planning Christmas gifts around the preparedness theme. We are headed to a gun show in two weeks to see what we can buy there. I sense the need to move quickly now.
Over and above the obvious crap in the world going on, do understand that humans have a normal reflex to stock up for winter, and that normally shows up in the fall.
We've been doing it for tens of thousands of years.
I sense the need to move quickly now.
Funny thing. This story is ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
My prepping started, and I can tell you exactly when.
I was cleaning out a closet, my wife had passed the previous year, and there is a closet in a spare bedroom I have.
I was due to leave town during mid-week, had some things I needed to take care of.
So that weekend, I started thinking I should use the space and store some stuff, I went to the store, bought about a hundred dollars of canned goods, and started arranging it in the closet.
I know the exact date, because a bit more than one week later, two airplanes crashed into the WTC buildings.
It was Sep 2, 2001
I took that as a sign that I need to get serious about learning things and making preps.
This time it feels different, though. Like a volcano getting ready to erupt...