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Time to Prep

Posted By yihan On November 2, 2012 @ 10:24 am In Commentary,Tile | Comments Disabled

John Keller
LRC Blog [1]
November 2, 2012

I can’t think of a better 2 minute video to encourage you or your reluctant spouse to prepare for an emergency than this. These are people dumpster-diving 3 and half days after Hurricane Sandy.

A few thoughts:

1) The cities (and people in them) require electrical power and transportation to pull off the daily capitalist logistical miracle required to feed, water, and shelter millions of people in a concentrated area.

2) Electrical power and transportation are government provided and/or heavily government regulated. Draw your own conclusions about the impact that has on service restoration.

3) Put yourself through a Sandy-drill. Do you have even a week’ worth of food, water, and some sterno cans, propane or another way to cook so that you could ride out a minor emergency? The people in this video don’t.

4) What will this scene look like if power, water, clear roads and rails, and food aren’t restored for another 3 days? 10 days?

5) Do you have a backup plan or place to go in case of a sustained emergency? Think: Fukushima or an extended Power Grid Outage

6) This is not that big a natural disaster. (I lived in South Florida during Hurricane Andrew – 1992.) What would the aftermath of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake look like?


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[2] Military Patrol Austin Kite Festival in Martial Law Prep: http://www.prisonplanet.com/military-patrol-austin-kite-festival-in-martial-law-prep.html

[3] Hurricane Turns Toward Coast, Targets New Jersey, Major Flooding Expected: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hurricane-turns-toward-coast-targets-new-jersey-major-flooding-expected.html

[4] Massachusetts Bans Travel Under State of Emergency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/massachusetts-bans-travel-under-state-of-emergency.html

[5] Tempers Flare: Residents Complain Government Is Too Slow Distributing Food and Supplies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tempers-flare-residents-complain-government-is-too-slow-distributing-food-and-supplies.html

[6] FEMA, W.H. send storm victims to Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fema-w-h-send-storm-victims-to-internet.html

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