Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Most of us remember those fire drills in school. That alarm would ring as we sat in class. Everyone was out of their seats, and we were headed outside. It was designed to prepare us not to scare us. What we needed to do in case of fire. We didn’t go home crying from worry. Our parents didn’t sit around worried it would happen. They went back to work knowing we were safe still knowing it could happen. Well it’s time for us to prepare for things that could happen.
This war comes we need to be prepared. It’s better to have something and not need it, than to need it and not have it. We can no longer sit around and count on others to be prepared. Each one of you just might save this country, because you were prepared. Imagine having no food, water, electricity, or gas, and plan from there. Many know what that’s like having experienced natural disasters in the past. Well this will become a man-made disaster if Washington doesn’t do something fast. Don’t wait for this to happen because it will be too late. You won’t have the luxury of groceries stores, and the things we take for granted. You are going to need food, water, batteries, candles, and even pet food for an adequate time. Some say six months so I would go with a year. Remember it’s hot in sept but still cold in March. You need fire wood,and plenty of ammo. Stock up on lighters and matches. Can goods like tuna or anything you can eat that doesn’t require cooking. You are gonna need a few manual can openers. Sale by date is just that! In the mid 80’s we ate c-rats that were dated back to the 60’s. Stuff leftover from Vietnam. If you live in the suburbs I would store a lot of things in the attic. You can wrap food in a plastic bag and bury it if you want? Don’t advertise you are stockpiling food. If you get looted then you will have back up. They are counting on us starving and killing ourselves with panick. Let’s prove them wrong!
Living in the gulf coast I have experienced community love and compassion. Hurricanes knock out power for days while neighborhoods pull together. Remember there is safety in numbers so get to know your neighbors. You look out for them, and they will look out for you. Many will not prepare themselves like a lot of you. The ones calling us paranoid will be the ones asking for help. Telling people I told you so will not help you tomorrow. Helping those around you, just might save your life. Some of you won’t make it home and you neighbor might save your kids. Your neighbor might not make it and you will save his. Plan for that when you stockpile food and water. Stockpile extra for those who failed to prepare. We are in this together, and all need to eat.
Teach your kids who they can and can not trust. These will be the ones sharing your food if you don’t make it. During the first few days neighbors should consolidate resources. They should come up with schedules of who has watch. You all need to sleep but you need someone watching over you. I will help anyone who comes to me in need. I will fight anyone who thinks they will just take what they need. When hurricane Katrina was in the gulf we evacuated Houston. I was one of five million people sitting in that traffic. I was blown away by the compassion of my fellow Man.
Normally it takes three hours to get to San Antonio. It took twenty-four hours with no water or gas. We were not prepared because it had never happened. We all thought if we got thirsty we could just run into a store. The few stores open had nothing left. I witnessed people sharing with strangers what they had. We all got through it together. Every race, religion, and financial status was on the freeway that day. The size of your wallet couldn’t get you out. The point is money will buy you nothing if this war erupts. But our love for one another will save us, if we pull together and protect each other’s kids. There are those who will say I am paranoid and delusional. Every day I wake up praying they are right. Tomorrow when I wake up and give my thanks to God. I will say thank you Father for once again I was wrong. Even if I am wrong, I pray each of you will read part two and three, just in case one day I am right. You can find a link to all of my articles, to include parts two and three, at the bottom of this page. God Bless each and everyone… Semper Fi, Shep