I always thought it sounded rather like a South Pacific Island!
I was thinking of this today when an advert popped up about a book about survival - the right sort of foods to stock up on, the way to store things, the way to keep safe. He was saying about the possibility of widespread food shortages from natural disasters, from financial disasters (rapidly rising food prices from the economic problems), and from further things like the end of the world prediction for December 2012!!
Obviously he didn't give away any of the information in his book. However, I did find it interesting in the way he was saying that food shortages were almost certain to happen and it was important to be prepared. It only takes a few hours to empty supermarket shelves but days/weeks to fill them up again.
There do seem to be more natural disasters - hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis etc. Over here when there is just rumours of fuel shortages - strikes, blockading refineries in protest at the huge taxes we pay on fuel etc. - then the queues at the gas stations immediately build up and restrictions come into place.
So maybe it would be a good idea to at least find out what would be the best foods and types of foods to put aside, and how best to safely store them.
I was thinking dried foods in tupperware type containers (packages packed together - not taking them out of the original packages just storing the unopened packs in big boxes - to protect against rodents eating them!). Maybe seeing if I could buy some of those water purification tablets.
Batteries, torches, candles, matches. We have a few gas canisters for when we go camping - we could work on keeping them full with our gas bbq.
Also a bag to carry essentials in the case of evacuation - what should go in there?
What do you all think? You are more used to extreme weather there, but lately we have had elements of it here - it could get worse. And whilst I don't for a moment think that the end of world is happening in December this year - I think there are signs that there could be increased disasters - my brother believes that it is possible that the earth's axis could be moving - I have heard of this from other sources, apparently it has happened before - this would cause immense upheaval along the earth's fault lines.
May all come to nothing - but the bible does suggest we be prepared, we look at the signs of end times which include natural disasters increasing.
Any ideas on things to prepare for and how?
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