We live in Colorado. Living in Colorado we are used to snowstorms. For the last five days the weather people have been talking about today’s snowstorm. In the next 48 hours we may be getting 10-16 inches of the white stuff.
I was watching the news last night as the ground was beginning to turn white. Over half the newscast was about this snowstorm. Reporters were standing out in the snow to show us (the viewer) that it is snowing outside.
What caught my attention was the news clip showing the area grocery stores being overwhelmed by people who needed to stock up on food and supplies. Milk, eggs, snacks, canned goods and toilet paper were among the top sellers.
A store manager that was being interviewed, stated it was busier today than the day before Thanksgiving (busiest day). I flipped the channels to other news broadcasts and saw the same thing happening throughout the weather effected area.
Isn’t it amazing how a 48 hour blip in the weather affects so many unprepared people? Is it not easier and with less need to panic to simply stock a few rolls of toilet paper in a cubboard in case of an emergency?
A mini snapshot of a non-prepper society was revealed on the news last night. This was a simple snowstorm. What will the news reports look like when a real disaster becomes the issue?
What were we doing last night?
Our family was having fun. We were enjoying chips and home-made salsa from our overly stocked pantry while playing our favorite boardgames and watching the silly news. We did have the candles near us just in case the lights went out in the midlle of our game.
This Boy Scout Motto has repeated itself throughout all facets of my life – Jabbear