Hello again! Jeff here.
I was just putting the finishing touches on episode 6 where we are discussing mass casualty events.
A few weeks back I posted a short post about why I am a prepper.
Episode 6 really got me to thinking on that subject again.
I take back and change nothing from my previous post, but I would like to add a bit to it.
My previous post was very family centric. As I am very family centric. However, being a prepper is not all about family, friends and self.
If a catastrophe hits, and we are prepared with food, water, heat and shelter for our family, that frees up resources for those that don't. For a second let's pretend that everyone is a prepper. To the point that prepper is not even a term, because it is the equivalent of saying everyone is a breather. It's just something that people do, not out of drive or fear, but because it is part of survival.
Now, let's pretend a tornado, flood or other devastating occurrence happens. And it destroys everything for some of the community but misses others. At this point those that were relatively untouched can say, "We are good, please take the help where it is really needed." Or better yet they are in a position to help where it is needed. There are no runs on the supermarket, people who have their homes, food and water are good, while the relief agencies work on helping those who lost everything.
That's doesn't sound selfish to me, that sounds like a good citizen.
Episode 6 can be heard here: