"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Attention 'Preppers' ...

After the typhoon in the Philippines, entire cities are gone.

After the tornadoes in the Midwest yesterday, entire neighborhoods are gone.

After Fulishima, not only entire neighborhoods and cities are gone, the region is uninhabitable.

Stockpiling didn't do these folks much good.

Just saying.

Don't shoot me.


  1. That's why I believe in being prepared but not going overboard; yes, I did buy a few emergency supplies when the bridge collapsed. I carry jumper cables, a shovel, the blanket from hell and down mittens in my car, winter or summer. I tend to travel with some sort of food and beverage in the car.

    Otherwise? I have lots of blankets, candles, rosaries, matches, batteries, flashlights, a radio, canned goods and some bottled water at home. I stockpile a little bit; the emergency with which I'm most concerned is being broke.

  2. You're in your bunker, aren't you?

  3. We didn't stockpile when I was growing up but we had a lot in our pantry and cellar. The farm was 28 miles from town and in winter we could be snowed in for a week perhaps. I would say we had enough for a few months. We grew enough potatoes to last most the winter. A lot of meat was canned on the stove. I know Mormons have to store 3 months of food. We bought a lot of flour, sugar, rice etc. I don't know if Montana folks still do all that.

  4. Before everything came from the grocery store, people put up food and it's still typical for rural areas to do so. The scary thing about our society is that if something goes wrong and disrupts the food supply, we're screwed; grocery stores stock enough for a few days. Once it's gone, it's gone.

  5. You're so right Nan. I grew up in that self subsistence mode of life but in the city you are screwed.


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