During breakfast this morning I was watching the news about hurricane “Irene”… odd name for a hurricane… I guess the people who name these things don’t think about what names mean… “Irene” heading toward NYC.
This leads me to the question I occasionally raise for you readers.
If because of some imminent weather danger, impending social breakdown, or other disaster, you had suddenly to pick up and leave, to bug out, could you do it? Do you have a plan? Do you have some things set aside which you could simply pick up and then walk out the door and get out of Dodge? This is a tough enough question for singles or young couples. Have you thought about getting your children to safety?
Do you know where you will go? Do you know what you will eat? Will you have fresh water? Can you stay warm and keep your loved one’s safe?
In the news coverage I saw a shot of a Manhattan grocery store’s bare shelves where bread had been.
Do you have a plan?
PS. If you are in the area affected by Irene and you know of someone who is sick or shut in, you might take a little time to check on them.
[CUE IMPENDING DOOM DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK MUSIC]
Come to think of it, having to dash from home and drinking plain bottled water or purified water can be a little demoralizing. How about some MYSTIC MONK TEA bags in your bug out bags?
Sure there might be a tornado out there, or ravening hordes of looters about to burn down your apartment block. Why not chill with some Mystic Monk Coffee?
When disaster strikes, don’t be caught short! Even when disaster doesn’t strike, have lots on hand. The in-laws might show up!
For the strength to fight off zombies!
[CUE PEACEFUL SOUNDING END OF DANGER WHEN EVERYONE IS RELIEVED BEFORE THE CREDITS MUSIC]