Suzi (1 Feb 2011)
"Dewey and preparing"
I'm also in California,
South of where you described. I've always figured if a REALLY 'big one'
hit, we'd either be over run with people escaping from the bad areas,
or we'd be 'beach front property'. I saw a map of a projection of what
'could' happen if some larger quake really did a job on a series of
fault lines, and it actually has us UNDERWATER.
There was a time
when I felt a very urgent need/nudging to PREPARE....but it has faded a
bit to just 'be ready'. I still try to rotate my canned goods, buy
extra water and things when I can...although I am very unorganized, so
maybe that's why I'm feeling the 'be ready', because I'm not! I want to
get rid of stuff we don't really need and organize what we have that we
will. I have so many supplies, but no method to my madness.
agree with the idea that there will be many 'bad guys' out there just
looking for someone who HAS prepared. There was a rather mean joke
going around before "Y2K"....it was something like, "I don't need to
prepare, I just need to find the house where the Mormon lives"....since
they've always believed they WILL go through the "Mad Max" sort of 'End
I guess the idea of preparing for 'bad times' seems odd
to me, since we've never had anything that needed 'prepping' for, yet I
have online friends from all over the Country who have to 'survive' for
days/weeks on what they have stored due to seasonal weather! That just
boggles my mind. Of course, they were shocked that I didn't have an
'Earthquake Kit' at the ready, since I live in CA. heh.
I guess, bottom line is, 'Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst'.