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  •  Not all preppers are crazy right wingers (7+ / 0-)

    Personally, I think it reasonable to have a few months of food and water laid away.

    We have household insurance in the unlikely event something happens. SImilarly some people believe that they should be able to sustain family if the grid fails etc or at least if there is a huge storm and they'll be on their own for weeks at a time.

    I hate that people on Kos seem to lump everyone togeather. Even on this show not everyone has (seemed) to be a right winger.

    I think living off the grid and living a sustainable life for example is a very worthy goal. I'd love to do it if I had the means (financial and health). I'd love to have chickens for example.

    •  They pick some of the most extreme people (2+ / 0-)
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      cassandracarolina, Cameron Hoppe

      such as this guy. BUt not every person as I said even on their own show was as extreme.

      We have a "just in time" delivery system in place in cities and suburbs. If shipping (trucks) is disrupted stores will be empty very quickly. THink how it is (if you've seen it) right before a major blizzard--shelves are empty.

      A few yrs ago in Boston the water was contaminated because a pipe broke. If I recall it was in the middle of the summer. BOttled water flew off the shelves. IIRC our water was contaminated for around a week.

      In some places it was hard to find clean water.

      Fortunately I had some at home myself. Which was good because I'm disabled enough with an injury that I can't run around store to store physically.

    •  woops SOME people here on Kos (0+ / 0-)

      (don't want to be a hypocrite!)

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