If there were to be a world event that completely shut you off from your current way of life, say the internet failed completely, would you be able to survive and for how long? Think about it.
A couple of moths ago I got it into my head to set up an emergency stockpile of foodstuff and groceries. In my case, living alone with only my animals to look after, the stock didn't have to be so huge. A couple of tins, about 30 odd, some dried stuff like a big bag of rice and a bunch of dog food and cat food tins. 25 Kilograms of dog chunks and about the same in cat chunks, no frozen or perishable foodstuff.
Well, in retrospect, this would not last very long, probably about a month. That, of course, is not the only thing to be taken into account. I would have to move to some place very hard to reach on a single tank of fuel, say Vioolsdrift on the Orange river for example. It's a long way from any town with desert on all sides, flowing river water and a thriving agricultural society. Remember, with the internet shut down the shops will run out of produce in less than a week. Fuel stations will run dry even sooner and so on. This is a worst case scenario where I have to run away from the mob anarchy that will develop in the big cities and a remote, hard to reach place would be a good bet.
Since there won't be any electricity supply, I'll have to get candles as well, maybe an extra can of standby fuel too. In South Africa our power supply has become rather a dodgy thing to rely on in the past decade or so, Escom. That's more than likely why I started thinking about this in the first place.
I've been surfing the net looking at other websites by people with the same notion in their heads, what to stock up on and what could happen if a world changing event did take place, not scary, just interesting. I even came across a document about America being shut down, by terrorists of course. Hmm! How prepared would you be should that happen?
Let me know and if you know of any site I could take a look at please post a link for me.
Thanks and blessings to everyone, Geoff.
Oh, by the way. I'm in good shape, after my heart attack, and in good spirits.