A Grizzly Mama's Christmas List
I'm into Emergency Preparedness this year. While we have lots in the cupboards that could probably last 10 days or so if stretched, I thought that having a little extra stored in the basement wouldn't hurt.
Here in America, it's not outlandish to think that one might have to deal with some sort of emergency at some time in ones life. Blizzards, flooding, hurricanes, power outages - not to mention economic collapse!
A relative of mine had to endure 10 days with no electricity a few years ago after a devastating blizzard and ice storm. That lack of electricity meant no heat, no water(well water with a pump that relies on electric), and unable to get out of the house due to impassable roads for many days.
I know several people who maintain a Bug Out Bag. I don't think that it's overly paranoid to think about survival in the event that an evacuation or shelter-in-place recommendation is made - or if disastrous weather conditions prevent you from leaving your house for a week or more.
With no further ado - I present my list to Santa:
A case of full meal, self heating MRE's. (Meals Ready to Eat.):
A case of US Coast Guard approved 4.227 oz water pouches:
5 Person Sanitation/Hygiene Kit:
A magnesium fire starter:
A flat fold stove with 24 fuel tablets:
A box of waterproof matches:
And last but CERTAINLY not least, a couple of extra boxes of ammunition. We already own the kerosene heater with a 5 gallon jug of kero in the shed, along with plenty of flashlights, emergency candles, and a wind-up radio or two.
Santa - I've been a very bad Grizzly Mama - what with all of my criticism of 'Teh One' and my smoking, cussing and eating meat - but I still think that I should have these things! The old adage that we are only four meals away from anarchy seems plausible. Ho-Hum! If you will only leave coal in my stocking, which I admit that I deserve!, then perhaps I can just buy the stuff for about $150.00. (not including the cost of ammo...) Free Shipping!!