One of the message boards I frequent had this as the topic “buy food now. Lots.” Basically the gist of the post was that we really needed to stock up on food this week because this person thinks that we will have “big trouble — serious trouble — this week and next, and that the real economic spanking will begin in this country.” That is her quote, not mine.
While I believe in being prepared, I can’t help but feel a mix of emotions among this post. First of all, why instill panic and fear into people? I am sure that people for many years have hoarded food. They have lived through recessions and depressions all the same, and have lived to tell about it. Don’t cause people to panic because that just makes things worse! This person goes on to say how you should have six months worth of food saved up in case something happens. I personally don’t know anyone that does this. Even we were unprepared for the winter ice storm and Hurricane Ike. I know we need to get an emergency kit together, but six months worth of food is ridiculous in my eyes.
I can’t help but be curious as to how many people actually went out and purchased food or are planning on it. The majority of people that replied to her basically told her that she was crazy. I think I’m in that group too!
How much food do you have stockpiled/saved for an emergency?