This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
There has been a lot of nervous discussion lately about governments telling people to prepare for possible emergencies by stockpiling food and water.
Is it true?
A German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported recently that their government advised people to have enough food, water and medicines in case of an attack or disaster. The reaction was mixed, as some felt it was just common sense, while others felt that it was ludicrous to even suggest such a thing. Soon after, I read somewhere that a Czech news channel reported their government was also telling people to prepare.
And we already know Venezuela, a country that is suffering from economic turmoil and shortages right now, has told its citizens to plant gardens and raise chickens even in urban areas. Unfortunately many people are already starving. When you are already in a crisis it is very difficult to get started preparing at that point.
Does this mean something bad is going to happen?
Not necessarily. No one can predict the future, but I think it is just plain common sense to prepare. There is no need to speculate about whether “they know something big is going to happen” or not. Natural emergencies, a job loss or even a long bout of the flu are enough reasons to get prepared.
Even our own government advises us to prepare. We’ve all seen those Ready.gov public service announcements.
Prepare while you can
If nothing happens, then that’s great! But if there is an emergency or disaster, you’ll be glad you did.
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