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Old 03-01-2010, 10:16 AM
stilagrrl stilagrrl is offline
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Personally, I don't think they really mean they're going to your house in a disaster. OK, some might, but the majority of people tend to use this to deflect. For those folks, the idea of prepping gives them a lot of anxiety. Let's face it, it can be quite overwhelming, barrels and barrels of water, a garage full of food, lighting, heating, cooking, communications, self-defense, first aid...it's a very involved process. There's also the anxiety of having to accept that a disaster can happen and what that will mean to their current way of life.

I don't know how to solve this problem. For my best friend and her family, I've done things like purchased them a 55 gallon water barrel, a Coleman camp stove, some LED lanterns and so forth and promised to spend some time with them this spring putting together some food storage and such.

Oh and lastly, there was an old Twilight Zone episode called "The Shelter"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swGpvc5JdJU

that dealt with this same issue.

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