Monday, March 1, 2010

Overpreparing in a Disaster

This weekend, there was a tsunami alert for the Hawaiian Islands. Although we were sequestered at the Kilauea Military Camp on the slopes of Mauna Loa, we were kept updated by folks with iPhones about the panic going on.

This morning's paper showed a family buying emergency supplies but 3 20-pound bags of rice, isn't that gluttony? There is some logic to the Mormon practice to keeping extra supplies at home. Then there is no need for greedy emergency buying when the prices are highest.

We are so lucky to live the way we live. We have our own water supply. We process our own biodiesel so that we don't have to rush to buy gas from stations with long lines of anxious drivers. We raise our own beef. We have food in our freezers. We have generators. There is wisdom in low tech living.

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