My father was in the AF as I was growing up and supplies were recommended. I live 13 mi. from the nearest store and don't just run to town for a loaf of bread, I make do. Between these 2 things and the fact that I can and freeze fresh veggies in the summer, I could go months w/o going to the store if I had to. I would hate doing without Cokes though.
I remember clearer my father storing up stuff in our basement in case of the unimaginable.
I remember him telling us that if anything happen he would come and get us from school.
Mom was a mess that day. She wanted to keep us home from school.