Think about how many food stores are within 50 miles of where you live and think about the fact that the shelves can be emptied in just a few hours (as we've seen) by only a small percentage of the people that live in that same 50 mile radius. If the registers, coolers, shelving and etc. had been damaged, it could be weeks before those stores would be back in operation and food back on the shelves.
Worse, the shortage created by the first disruption can easily cause additional runs on food supplies when they become available. Probably not applicable to most FReepers now, but if you haven't prepared for the possibility of food shortage, better do so ASAP.
Meanwhile, we’re slaughtering our steer in a couple of months. :)
Oh, and one difference between here and our old home of 45 years, Seattle, is that on a walk from our house down to the church (one mile), on our way back in the moonlight we could make out a couple of guys working at something next to the road. When we got closer we saw in their flashlight the deer they were expertly field dressing.
Never would have seen that in our neighborhood in seattle. ;-)
“......but if you haven’t prepared for the possibility of food shortage, better do so ASAP.”
That can’t be said often enough!!!!
My wife and I could survive for 6 months without leaving our home. I still need to get a hand pump for our water well or fresh water could become an issue during an extended power outage.
Reminds me of the scene in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, during the Bank run. People are lined up and Bailey Savings and Loan and George asks what will they need to get through until the Banks open again. One guy wants ALL his money and the older woman asks for a small amount to get through.
Among the freebie society members, there won’t be any sharing during the bad time.
The pictures and article are a pathetic sight.