Comments: The Fit Has Hit The Shan

I try, but my wife sabotages my efforts. I bought a 50 pound bag of rice. She wants to give it to the food bank.

Her: I don't like that kind of rice.
Me: That is the point.
Her: we should replace it with Uncle Ben's because we like that kind.
Me: Not getting the whole "for emergency use" are you?
Her: God will provide.
Me: He already did, we're keeping it.

Posted by Professor Hale at August 9, 2011 10:19 AM

I am 62 and will likely die in 10 years. My wife is 57 and will live into her 90's. What is bad is that I am planning for her care once I am gone, insurance won't cover the situation at our age.

Posted by david7134 at August 9, 2011 10:58 AM

I have been getting, storing, and canning food for a few years. Friends and family went from "you're nuts" to "where did you get those nuts, and what is the best way to store them?". I bought wheat berries and a top of the line electric grain mill a few years back, 6 months ago I "upgraded" to the non-electric, manual mill. I have also spent the last year learning how to cook with all this new stuff, don't want to make the already traumatized family have to eat stuff they hate. Yeah, I expect the fit to hit the shan, and I do not expect The Feds to want do anything/be able to do anything to stop it.

Posted by ChrisInKentucky at August 9, 2011 11:00 AM

I've also been putting back beans and rice every time I get groceries (up to a couple hundred pounds of each) but I'm shifting now to the other stuff. The parts for my blowout kits are arriving over the week, and I'm getting a Big Berkey for my refuge destination (kinfolk who don't live in a metropolis like me).

Posted by Phelps at August 9, 2011 11:17 AM

In the 60's we had to have fall out shelters and stored food in case the Russians invaded. Now we have a communist in the WH.

Posted by david7134 at August 9, 2011 11:27 AM

Its good to hear that others are prepping. I've been a prepper since the early 1980s. When push comes to shove you have to rely on yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

Posted by Parker at August 9, 2011 04:00 PM